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Paul D. Mitchell

February 12, 1939 - May 9, 2024

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Paul D. Mitchell
February 12, 1939- May 9, 2024

Paul Davis Mitchell, 85 of Lincoln, Illinois passed away at Lincoln Village Healthcare Center on May 9, 2024.
Paul was born on February 12, 1939 to Moreland and Dorothy (Steagall) Mitchell in Farmer City. Illinois.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife Judith (Ford) Mitchell, daughter Tina (Mitchell) Servis his parents, stepfather Harold Rawley, stepbrother Cecil Rawley, brother Donnie Mitchell and brother James Mitchell.
Paul is survived by son Craig (Melanie) Mitchell of Plainfield, Wisconsin, daughter Julia Mitchell of Wausau, Wisconsin, stepson Ernest Steagall of Bixby, Oklahoma, daughter Paula (Roger) Mitchell-Stewart of Three Rivers, Texas, son Paul (Vickey) Mitchell Jr of Wapella, Illinois and daughter Dawn Mitchell of Mounds, Oklahoma. Paul is also survived by 18 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and many great-great grandchildren.

Paul was an avid fan of classic country music. He really enjoyed listening to Chet Atkins. Two of his personal favorite songs were Night Life by Ray Price and Workin’ Man Blues by Merle Haggard. Paul’s passion for music was also on display when he played guitar in the Mitchell Bros. Band. He shared the stage with brothers Jim, Donnie, Tommy and Richard. In his younger years he also had a passion for his ice-cold Budweiser. One of his proudest moments was in March of 2006. This is when he gave up all alcohol and cigarettes on the same day and he never looked back. Paul had a love for classic cars also. His favorite was a 1965 Ford Fairlane GT500 that was Fire Engine Red. Paul worked many jobs throughout his life, but his favorite was being an over the road truck driver. Paul loved telling jokes, not always clean ones but he would tell them to anyone who cared to listen.

Now that Paul’s life has come to its end it is our hope that those of you that got to know him can have peace with his passing. We understand that not all his relationships throughout his life were good but those that were closest to him over the last number of years got to see a side of him that others did not.

Life is short so please hug your loved ones while they are still here.