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Erby T. Mitchell

June 23, 1941 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 79)


Erby T. Mitchell, 79, of Dyersburg, Tennessee died on Friday, October 16, 2020, at West Tennessee Healthcare-Dyersburg Hospital.

Born Monday, June 23, 1941 in Gibson County, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Erby Clifford Mitchell and the late Lena Mae Burpo  Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a retired employee of Dyersburg Fabrics and a devoted member of RoEllen Baptist Church. He was proud to have been a ten gallon blood donor to the American Red Cross.

Graveside services for Mr. Mitchell will be held at 11:30 AM on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Dyer County Memorial Gardens. Officiating this service will be Rev. Kevin Seller. Visitation for Mr. Mitchell will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Johnson-Williams Funeral Home.

He leaves to cherish his memory; one daughter, Connie Mitchell Proctor (Wayne) of Spring Hill, Tennessee; one son, Kenneth Ray Mitchell (Crystal) of San Leon, Texas; three grandchildren, Dr. Emerald Harrell (Adam), Brandon Lewis Mitchell and Jeremy Keith Mitchell and one brother, Jerry Mitchell of Dyersburg, Tennessee.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley J. Mitchell, one grandson, Justin Ray Mitchell; one brother, Wayne Mitchell; two sisters, Roxie Simmons and Maggie Lou Staggs and also three brothers who went to be with Jesus at birth. 

Honoring Mr. Mitchell as pallbearers will be Tim Windle, Clark Reagan, Ralph Whitley, David Harris, Lynn Parker and Jeff Green. Honorary pallbearers will be Montie Rogers and Carnell Allen.

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October 21, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Johnson-Williams Funeral Home
239 East Main Street
Newbern, TN 38059

Graveside Service
October 22, 2020

11:30 AM
Dyer County Memorial Gardens
Highway # 211
Dyersburg, TN 38024

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