Fredrick Allen Mitchell, 67, of Pleasant Hill, was born June 23, 1953 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the son of Arlen E. and Betty J. (Bunger) Mitchell. He departed this life, Sunday, December 6, 2020 at the Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
Fred was a 1971 Pleasant Hill High School graduate. While in high school he was an active member of the F.F.A. and the Vo-Ag program.
Fred was married to Sandy Hammonds for a brief time; they divorced but remained friends. In the fall of 1984 Fred was united in marriage to Sheila M. Neill in Pleasant and to this union one son, Jacob Mitchell was born.
Fred had been employed as an Off Bearer Saw Mill operator for the Pleasant Hill Veneer Plant until becoming disabled in 1994 following an unsuccessful brain surgery. He also truly enjoyed working with Gray Brother Farms in Pleasant Hill. Prior to his disability he enjoyed spending time with Jake, hunting, fishing, and singing slightly off key to the Statler Brothers. Jake was the apple of his eye and so proud to be his dad. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church.
Fred was preceded in death by one nephew Logan Gray.
He is survived by his son Jacob Mitchell of Pleasant Hill; his parents Arlen and Betty Mitchell of Pleasant Hill; two brothers Gary (and Cathy) Mitchell of Osceola and Richard Mitchell of Pleasant Hill; his Sister Susie (and Darrell) Gray of Pleasant Hill; several nephews; other relatives and friends.
Private family services are to be held. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Lay Clergy Love Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.