James Randall Mitchell passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 3, 2020 at Baptist Health in Little Rock.
Randy was born in El Dorado on October 12, 1960 to Patricia Mitchell and the late James M. Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his father.
Randy is survived by his wife and soulmate of 38 years, Micki Wilson Mitchell, who was the love of his life. Together they had three children, Courtney Holsapple (Daniel) of Justin, TX, Skylar Mitchell (Brittney) of Waldo, and Madelyn Mitchell of Waldo.
Randy had three grandchildren, Bella Strunk, Hudson Holsapple, and Harper Mitchell who were the lights of his life.
He is also survived by his mother, Patricia Mitchell; sister, Teresa Pinner (Jeff); brother, Chris Mitchell (Lauren); seven nieces and nephews he adored; as well as a host of friends and loved ones.
Randy recently retired from Albemarle Corporation where he was employed for 35 years. While there, he was an amazing boss, mentor and friend.
Randy was a gentle giant; unwavering in his faith and his love for his family. He loved to tell a good story, find a good fishing spot, watch the Razorbacks play, hunt for big bucks, and watch endless Andy Griffith shows.
He enjoyed working in his shop on whatever project his family put him up to, and loved his dog Stormy who made every step he made for the last four years. He was a true southern gentleman who was the definition of a good man. The world is dimmer without him in it, but heaven is that much brighter.
Viewing and signing the guest book will be 5-7 p.m. Monday at Lewis Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Magnolia City Cemetery with Charles Jacobs officiating under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in memory of Randy Mitchell to mighty Maggie Novion, who is fighting childhood leukemia. Donations can be sent C/O Alexander and Crystal Novion, 210 Spruce Valley Dr., Justin, TX 76247.