David Louis Mitchell, 59, of Becket, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack at home Christmas Day.
David was born May 17, 1958, the son of the late Paul U. Mitchell and Judith Perkins. David was raised in Becket and attended local schools, graduating from Wahconah High School. After high school David enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1976 until 1983 when he was honorably discharged as a sergeant. David worked at the Onyx Corporation in Lee for the past 20 years as a millwright. David loved music and was a member of the Becket Praise Team.
Besides his wife, the former Tammy Martin, whom he married Aug. 5, 1989, David leaves behind his mother, Judith Perkins, of Sarasota, Florida; son Kyle Mitchell and wife Casey of Huntington; daughters Lindsey Mitchell of Becket and Marley Mitchell of Pittsfield; and grandchildren Terra Fiore and Annabelle Mitchell. In addition, he leaves behind his brother, Scott Mitchell, and wife Sue of Port Charlotte, Florida; his sisters Paula Nunley and husband Art of Cache, Olahoma, and Debbie Sawyer of Becket; his stepmother, Patricia Mitchell, of Becket; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Becket, 22 YMCA Rd., with the Rev. Kevin Smail officiating. As per the wishes of David and his family, there will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Mitchell Children Education Fund in care of the Kelly Funeral Home, 3 Main St., Lee, MA 01238. To send a donation, leave a message of condolence or share pictures, visit www.kellyfuneralhome.net.