Gilbert T. Mitchell
June 23, 1933 – March 18, 2015
Gilbert T. Mitchell, age 81, of Smyrna, DE and formerly of Bear, DE, peacefully went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Born in Roanoke, VA on June 23, 1933, Mr. Mitchell was a son of the late Bernice T. Mitchell and Mary (Robertson) Mitchell. A graduate of Waynesboro, (VA) High School, he proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Mr. Mitchell made his career at the Wilmington Shops of the DuPont Machining and Fabrication Center and retired after 36 years of dedicated service.
He was a member of Ogletown Baptist Church and a member of Eureka-DuPont Lodge No. 23-29 A.F. & A.M. in Wilmington. In his leisure time, Mr. Mitchell enjoyed golfing, fishing and boating with family and friends. He was a wonderful, kind, loving man who was deeply devoted to his family.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his sisters, Christine Erhart, Betty Jo Napolski and Nancy Stanley. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Janet Speck Mitchell; daughters, LaDonna M. Talley (Kent) of Lewes and Sharon M. Rendle of Bear; brother, Ronald S. Mitchell of AZ; grandchildren, Jennifer Franks (Brandon), Amy Emerson (Stuart), Lindsay Evans (Danny Sawyer) and Scott Talley (Leigh); and 9 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday morning, March 23, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
The family offers a special thank you to nurses Tiffanie, Ashley and April for the exceptional care given to Mr. Mitchell during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711.