Gregory Lynn Mitchell
December 07, 1950 - July 27, 2020
Obituary For Gregory Lynn Mitchell
Gregory L. Mitchell was born December 7, 1950 in Fort Worth, Texas to parents Frank and Minnie Pearl Young Mitchell.
Gregory was the son of a career military man, so the family travelled extensively. He received his formal education in various places, then graduated from Derby High School in Derby, Kansas in 1969.
In 1971, Gregory enlisted in the U.S. Army and after basic training, completed two tours in Berlin, Germany. Upon return to the States, he was stationed at Fort Ord, California and later, Fort Lewis, Washington. It was there he retired, being honorably discharged. He was awarded a Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Army Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a medal for being an M16 Sharp Shooter. Having fallen in love with Washington state, that remained his home until his demise on July 27, 2020.
Gregory was preceded in death by his brother, Chauncey Edwin Mitchell and both parents, mother, Rev. Minnie Pearl Young Mitchell and father, Rev. Frank Mitchell.
He leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Roman Keith Mitchell, one sister, Greta Mitchell Alexander, several nieces and nephews, Chauncet Mitchell Thomas, Carlisle Mitchell, Damien Abney, Destani Abney June and Darius Abney, one great nephew, Zion Thomas, two great nieces, DeBorah Thomas and Selah Thomas, an aunt, Clemmie Young Tatnull, a host of cousins, a childhood friend, Travis Ray, and many other relatives and friends.
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