Douglas J. Mitchell, 80, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
Born in Yonkers, OK on February 24, 1935, he the son of the late Thurman and Lorene Barnett Mitchell. He was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy D. Mitchell, who died in 1974.
Douglas served in the US Navy for 28 years, retiring from service in 1981. He was a member of the Hendersonville Elks Lodge #1616 since 1992. He enjoyed traveling and playing golf and was an avid gardener.
Douglas is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Marjorie Mitchell of Hendersonville; his children, Cynthia H. Poling and husband, Shorty, of Loraine, IL; Kathi A. Carpenter of Hendersonville; and Robert L. Mitchell and wife, Lisa, of San Antonio, TX; stepchildren, Debbie Tokas and husband, Frank, of Arizona; John VanBuren and wife, Glenda, of Las Vegas, NV; and Todd Logsdon and wife, Barbara, of Tuxedo; twelve grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service and an Elks Rest Ceremony will be held at 1 PM Saturday in the lower level of the Hendersonville Elks Lodge. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity or organization of the donorís choice.