July 21, 1947 - Jan. 24, 2021
Gary L. Mitchell, 73, of Waco, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021. Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Friday, January 29, in Oakwood Cemetery with Father Joe Gelaney officiating. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, January 28, at the funeral home.
Gary was born July 21, 1947, to Lenis and Willie (Isaacs) Mitchell in Lubbock, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Waco. Gary graduated from Richfield High School in 1965. He served his country during the Vietnam War as a seaman in the United States Navy from 1966 to 1970. He married the love of his life, Irene Prnka, in 1970 in Waco. They celebrated 34 years together.
Gary enjoyed life to the fullest, being with his family and especially his grandson. He was preceded in death by his, parents; wife, Irene Mitchell; sister, Jan Johnson.
Survivors include his son, Brian Mitchell and wife, Monica, of Robinson; grandson, Aidan Mitchell of Robinson; sister, Becky Vann of Washington; sister-in-law, Georgia Sosebee of Lorena; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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Published by Waco Tribune-Herald from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2021.