ESSEX - Vernon Eugene Mitchell, 62, died Oct. 5, 2004, at his home in rural Essex.
Born July 12, 1942, in Dexter, son of the late Frank and Inez Wilson Mitchell, he was a self-employed truck operator and member of the Essex Church of Christ.
On Dec. 8, 1973, in Dexter, he married Trish Tolbert who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Steve Freeman of Essex; three sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Sandy Mitchell of Rowlett, Texas, Jerrod and Tara Mitchell of Advance and Kyle and Tiffany Mitchell of Essex; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Linda and Herschel DeWitt and Barbara and Mike Fowler of Essex and Faye Hutchison of Grayridge; and five grandchildren, Chelsea Freeman and Tanner Freeman of Essex, Triston Mitchell and Lexi Mitchell of Advance and Alexandria "Lexi" Mitchell of Rowlette.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday with Herman Morse, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his nephews: Brad DeWitt, Gregg Fowler, Eric Hutchison, Jeremy Roberts, Terry Hendrix, Scotty Hendrix and Todd Tolbert.
may be sent to the
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 343
Sikeston, MO 63801
Regional Medical Center
2620 N. Westwood St.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901