The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


November 19, 2013

Lloyd Wayne Mitchell

— Lloyd Wayne Mitchell died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. He was born Feb. 8, 1938.

Wayne Mitchell found his piece of paradise on the Tennessee River, carefully tending his garden after 45 years of service as director of the radiology dept at Decatur Morgan hospital. Wayne was also an ambassador of the Jaycee’s serving as Morgan County Fair chairman in 1974, as well as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.

Wayne’s presence was oftentimes felt, rather than heard. He was a man of little words and gentle strength. The quiet loving kindness he shared with those of us he loved will live on in our hearts forever. He will truly be missed.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sue Lewis Mitchell; children, Kirt Mitchell and wife Ainsley, Michele Strickland and husband Jimmy, Eric Mitchell, Stephen Mitchell and wife Becky; his grandchildren, Chris Mitchell, Sydney Strickland and husband Nate, Clay Strickland, Jonathan Mitchell, Cameron Allen and Riley Mitchell; sister, Martha Mitchell; brothers, Maurice Mitchell and wife Jo-Ann, and Gary Mitchell and wife MaryAnn; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Visitation is from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Ridout’s Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with the Rev. Toby E. Mueller officiating and burial at the Decatur city cemetery.

The family requests donations be directed to your favorite charity, the Rotary Foundation, Decatur Morgan Hospital Foundation or Calhoun Education Foundation.

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