Pastor Randy E. Mitchell, 62, of Norman passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 in Norman. He was born March 17, 1952 in Guymon to George Curtis and Cecile (Stewart) Mitchell.
Randy received his bachelor degree in Sociology from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1979 and master degree in Divinity with a focus on Religious Education from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 1992. He married Sheryl Mitchell on Nov. 19, 1976. He worked as a youth pastor, a Norman police officer, and while at seminary he was a security officer. He served as an Associate Pastor at Galena Park First Baptist Church and over seventeen years as Senior Pastor at Blair First Baptist Church. He was lovingly known to his congregation as Brother Randy. He was a guitar playing, Mustang driving, rocking reverend. Most of all he loved sharing the gospel. He will be remembered by his family for being the glue that held their family together.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Randy is survived by his wife, Sheryl Mitchell; his son, Michael Mitchell and his wife Heather; his three daughters, Randa Mitchell, Christi McGahan and her husband Micah, and Lindsay Mitchell; his brother, Gary Mitchell of Stillwater; his grandson, Clint McGahan.
Visitation for Randy will be from 12 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 15, with family present to receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook Street in Norman. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., Friday, May 16, at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Cody Wells officiating, 211 West Comanche in Norman with interment following at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman.
Memorials may be made in memory of Randy Mitchell to Water4 at www.water4.org and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering at www.netcommunity.imb.org.
Arrangements for Randy and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at the Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at www.HavenbrookFuneralHome.com.