Andrew David Mitchell(1932 - 2013)

Andrew David Mitchell

Mr. Andrew David Mitchell, retired Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Air Force, of Bradyville, died January 20, 2013 at the age of 80.

He was born in Laurens, SC on April 14, 1932. His parents were the late Andrew Mitchell and Mittie (Burton) Mitchell; also preceded in death by his siblings, Julian Mitchell, Horace Mitchell and Betty Wolfe.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Lynch) Mitchell of Bradyville; son, Andrew David Mitchell II of Murfreesboro; daughters, Leslie & Jim Lloyd of Woodbury, and Lisha & Jimmy Moore of Hawaii; a brother, Robert Harrison "Cooter" Mitchell of Laurens, SC; four grandchildren, Kimberly & Brandon Howard, Jacqueline Moore, Christopher & Priscilla Lloyd, and Jennifer Lloyd & fiance', Kevin Taylor; five great-grandchildren, Hunter Lloyd, Harley Lloyd, Kallie Lloyd, Carissa Holman and Kaydence Howard.

Mr. Mitchell was a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, with 22 years service. While in the Air Force, he was involved with aircraft maintenance and missle maintenance. He worked on the Titan 1 and M.A.C.E. Programs at the Vandenburg Air Force Base, Test Range. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University. Mr. Mitchell had also been a real estate agent and car broker. After retiring from the military, he and his family moved to Cannon County and made their home for over 35 years. Upon moving to Cannon County, he became very active in coaching soccer in Murfreesboro until 1993. He was also President, board member and coach for Dixie Youth Baseball for many years.

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. Memorial services will be Thursday, January 24 ,2013 at 1 p.m., in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. The U. S. Military Honor Guard will be in attendance for funeral honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Alive Hospice, Leukemia Foundation and .

Contact Smith Funeral Home for details, (615) 563-5337;

Published in The Daily News Journal on Jan. 22, 2013