Mitchell, Benny

Mr. Benny F. Mitchell, age 82 of Benton, KY died on Monday, October 9, 2017, at Marshall Co. Hospital in Benton, KY.

Born Sunday, December 30, 1934 in Paducah, KY, he was the son of the late Benjamin F. Mitchell and the late Alvesta (Sills) Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell was a graduate of Augusta Tilghman High School and played basketball and baseball. He was retired from Paducah Beer Distributors, where he spent his career in management, was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of Hamlet Baptist Church. He was an avid UK basketball fan, he was undefeated at cornhole. In 1953 he was signed to play in the farm system of the Cleveland Indians. In his later years, he was a grounds supervisor at Hillmans Ferry Campground. He was the best dad and papa ever.

Surviving are his children, Elizabeth Carol Callihan, husband Jerry of Benton, KY, Debbie Guinn, husband Dewayne of Paducah, KY, Benny F. Mitchell, Jr., (Little Man), wife Jeannie of Benton, KY, Lucinda Barnett, husband Terry of Cadiz, KY, Timmy Crenshaw of Paducah, KY, sister, Shirley Holt of Symsonia, KY, grandchildren, Bradley, Robyn, Nick, Corey, Courtney, Caleb, Magan, Jeffrey, Sami, Brandon, Amanda, Timberly, Derek, Hannah, and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife, Jane L. Mitchell, 2nd wife, Fairy Mae Mitchell, daughter, Kate Mitchell, sister, Kay Rothgeb, and aunt, Dorothy McKinney.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY. Rev. Glenn Cope and Rev. Jeff Collins will officiate.

Interment will follow the service in Hamlet Cemetery, Benton, KY.

Visitation will be held between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th St., Benton, KY 42025.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Hamlet Cemetery Fund, c/o Shirley Pinnegar, 1731 U.S. Hwy 68 East, Benton, KY 42025.

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Interment will follow the service in Hamlet Cemetery, Benton, KY.

Visitation will be held between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th St., Benton, KY 42025.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Hamlet Cemetery Fund, c/o Shirley Pinnegar, 1731 U.S. Hwy 68 East, Benton, KY 42025.


Interment will follow the service in Hamlet Cemetery, Benton, KY.

Visitation will be held between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th St., Benton, KY 42025.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Hamlet Cemetery Fund, c/o Shirley Pinnegar, 1731 U.S. Hwy 68 East, Benton, KY 42025.



Published 12:00 AM, Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017
Updated 06:30 PM, Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017

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