Byron K. “Buddy” Mitchell, Sr., 79, of Chesapeake, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, November 18, 2017. Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late William B. Mitchell and Thelma H. Roberts. He was also predeceased by his wife of 35 years, Carolyn H. Mitchell, a son, Robert “Nip” Pearson, a daughter, Janis K. Mitchell, a brother, Jerry Mitchell, and a grandchild, Lina Beth Pearson. He was a member of the Wallaceton Ruritan Club.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Jean Mitchell; children, Harry “Happy” Pearson and wife Mary, John Pearson, Byron “Ken” Mitchell, Jr. and wife Shirley, Jennifer Hooper and husband Jimmie, and Craig Mitchell; 18 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and extended family.
The funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesapeake. Rev. William A. “Buddy” Hoggard, II and Rev. Larry Ryals will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family wishes to thank Seniorcorp and a special thank you to Makaila Wallace.
Friends are invited to sign the online guest book at www.omanfh.com.