Danny Dean Mitchell, 66, of Water Valley passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at his home. 

Danny was born December 7, 1953 in Water Valley to the late Christopher Colombus Sr and Joyce Louise McMullen Mitchell. He worked for White River Materials as a rock crusher manager and was a successful cattle farmer. He was a member of Water Valley Fire Volunteer Fire Department, Gideon’s International, and Ravenden Springs First Baptist Church. 

Danny was married to Alesa Fay Taylor Mitchell for 46 years. He was a good Husband, Dad, Paw, Son-in-law, Brother, Uncle, Father-in-law, Friend, and faithful Christian. He enjoyed cattle farming, ’55 Chevy’s, spending time with and following his grandkids, and Case tractors. He loved to make people smile and laugh and was known as quite the jokester. Danny had a deep love for faith and his family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher Sr and Joyce Mitchell; and his father-in-law, Arthur Taylor. 

Danny is survived by his wife, Alesa Mitchell; three sons, Jeremy (Melissa) Mitchell of Pocahontas, Eric Mitchell of Water Valley, and Jonathan (Cassie) Mitchell of Pocahontas; five grandchildren, Garrett Mitchell of Pocahontas, Paige Mitchell of Pocahontas, Taylor Mitchell of Water Valley, Hunter Mitchell of Pocahontas, and Wyatt Mitchell of Pocahontas; five siblings, Linda Hooton of Pocahontas, Kay (Ray) Emmons of Paragould, Chris Jr (Kathy) Mitchell of Water Valley, Diann (Danny) Taylor of Water Valley, and Bill (Susie) Mitchell of Water Valley; his mother-in-law, Geneva May Taylor; several nieces and nephews; two special great great nieces; and many other relatives and friends. 

Funeral service will Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 2 PM at Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department with Rickie Hawkins officiating under direction of McNabb Funeral Home. 

Pallbearers will be Garrett, Paige, Taylor, Hunter, and Wyatt Mitchell, and Keith Saylors. 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Hackworth and Mel Dickerson. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ravenden Springs First Baptist Church, 79 Upper Janes Creek Road, Ravenden Springs, AR 72460.

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