Mr. Andrew David Mitchell, Retired Lieutinant Colonel with the U.S. Air Force, of Bradyville died at his home following an extended illness at the age of 80. He was born in Laurens, South Carolina on April 14, 1932. His parents were the late Andrew Mitchell and Mittie (Burton) Mitchell. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Julian Mitchell, Horace Mitchell and Betty Wolfe.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Lynch) Mitchell of Bradyville; son, Andrew David Mitchell, II of Murfreesboro; daughters, Leslie & Jim Lloyd of Woodbury and Lisha & Jimmy Moore of Hawaii; a brother, Robert Harrison "Cooter" Mitchell of Laurens, SC; four grandchildren, Kimberly & Brandon Howard, Jacqueline Moore, Christopher & Priscilla Lloyd and Jennifer Lloyd & fiance` Kevin Taylor; five great grandchildren, Hunter Lloyd, Harley Lloyd, Kallie Lloyd, Carissa Holman and Kaydence Howard.
Mr. Mitchell was a Retired Lieutinant Colonel of the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War with 22 years service. While in the Air Force he was involved with aircraft maintenance and missle maintenance. He worked on the Titan 1 and M.A.C.E. Programs at the Vandenburg Air Force Base, Test Range. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University. Mr. Mitchell had also been a real estate agent and car broker. After retiring from the military he and his family moved to Cannon County and made their home for over 35 years. Upon moving to Cannon County he became very active in coaching soccer in Murfreesboro until 1993. He was also President, board member and coach for Dixie Youth Baseball for many years.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 23 ,2013 from 7-9 PM. Memorial services will be Thursday, January 24 ,2013 at 1 PM in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. The U. S. Military Honor Guard will be in attandance for funeral honors. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Alive Hospice, Leukemia Foundation and American Heart Association. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615)563-5337 http://www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net