Remembering Pop, two years gone

Robert Mitchell -- November 21, 1934 ~ July 8, 2008

They say you’re not a man until your father dies.  I reckon that’s a true statement and a natural part of growing up and growing old.  

Still, it sure would be nice to be a boy again from time to time, and to spend a day or two hanging out with Pop.

Sleep well old man.  We love you.


MITCHELL, Robert E., 73, of Sandston, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at his residence.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betty; son, Robert E. Mitchell Jr.; four grandchildren, Robert, Tiffany, Amber and Morgan; a great-grandson, Kota; and brother, Forrest J. Mitchell III.

Robert was a U.S. Army veteran. He guarded nuclear weapons at Sandia Base, N.M. He was a retired engraver for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He enjoyed playing with his grandchildren, cabinetmaking and wine making.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Harry Bowman officiating. Entombment Washington Memorial Park, Sandston.

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