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Duane Marcene Mitchell

January 7, 1940 - September 1, 2017

Duane M. Mitchell, 77, of Reading passed away on September 1, 2017 at his home. He was born January 7, 1940 in Jackson to Marcene and Blanche (Dotson) Mitchell.

He was a caring and loving person who enjoyed farming, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. Duane served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam era. He had been employed as a custodian for Reading Community Schools, a 4-H leader for over 25 years, exhibited at the Hillsdale Fair and was a member of the Reading Chamber of Commerce since 1985. He will be missed by his family.

Duane is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara (VanZandt) Mitchell; sons, Michael and Scott both of Reading; brother, Robert Mitchell of Comstock Park; many nieces and nephews and all of his adopted families and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Burton Mitchell.

A graveside service for Duane Mitchell will be held Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or to donor’s choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Reading.



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