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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.

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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.