Don Walter Mitchell, 79, of Millsboro passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Tidal Health in Salisbury, MD. He was born on October 15, 1941, to I. Clifford and Madelyn Lowe Mitchell of Frankford, DE. where he was raised on the family farm. He attended school at the old John M. Clayton school and was a proud member of the Class of 1959.
Don worked at the Delaware Department of Corrections for 37 years while balancing working on his farm after his DOC workday. Upon retirement he was able to devote all of his time to his real love of tilling the land as a full-time farmer at DoBeCa Farms. As his health declined due to the ravages of Rheumatoid Arthritis, his good friend Tim Dorey worked with him on the farm and made it possible for Don to continue his farming passion for several more years.
Family was his life, followed by farming and riding his horses Doc and Buckles on trail rides and rounding up the ponies as a 35-year member of the Salt Water Cowboys of Chincoteague, VA.
Hickory Hill Methodist Church was a big part of his life, where he served on many committees throughout the years. He was a member of the Delaware Farm Bureau and was a 32 degree Mason and a member of the Delaware Lodge #37.
Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Beverly Warrington Mitchell, his loving daughter Carey Mitchell Hocker, her husband Gerry, and the light of his life, his grandchildren Maryn Elizabeth Hocker and Mitchell Gerald Hocker, all of Millsboro. Also surviving are his sisters, Grace Hitchens, Joan Tribbitt and brothers Van Mitchell (Neva) and Chad Mitchell (Tami), his brother-in-law Kendall Warrington (Diane), and several nieces and nephews whom he loved.
The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 25 at Hickory Hill U.M. Church, 32433 Molly Field Road, Dagsboro, DE. Friends may call from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. for viewing and visitation. Burial will follow at Millsboro Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory to the Hickory Hill Methodist Church, c/o Roy Rogers, 28209 Walt Carmean Lane, Millsboro, DE 19966 would be appreciated.
Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, DE.
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HICKORY HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
C/O ROY ROGERS, 28209 WALT CARMEAN LANE, MILLSBORO DE 19966