Kenneth B. Mitchell, 78, of Perry, Okla., was born to Oscar R. and Creta Marie (Clark) Mitchell. He was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Perry, Okla., and died Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, in Perry, Okla.
He graduated from Perry High School in 1951.
He married Delores Francine Brown on June 1, 1952, in Perry, Okla. They were blessed with three children.
Kenneth served his country as a member of the U.S. Army, serving from 1953 to 1955, during the Korean War.
He was a very active member of the First Baptist Church and the Perry High School Alumni Association Inc.
He was a member of the Farm Bureau, American Legion and the Cowtown Twirlers Square Dancing Club.
Kenneth enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports. He was a kind and caring person willing to always help others. His hobbies included spending time in his garden, sharing vegetables with his friends, taking care of his cattle and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at the First Baptist Church. Brother Aaron Summers will officiate. Interment will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or Perry High School Alumni Association Inc. in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. Seventh Street, Perry, OK, 73077.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 58 years, Delores Mitchell, of the home; two daughters, Kenna (Mitchell) Buffington and her husband, Larry, of Perry, Okla., and Kimberly (Mitchell) Sinclair and her husband, Ron, of Stillwater, Okla.; one son, Bruce D. Mitchell of Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Derrick Sinclair of Stillwater, Okla., Daxton Sinclair and his wife, Jenna, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Desirae (Buffington) Rice and her husband, Jason, of Guthrie, Okla.; and three great-grandchildren, Camryn Faith Sinclair, Peyton Renee` Sinclair, and Daelon Royal Rice.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Creta Mitchell, and one brother.
Online condolences may be sent to the family using the online guestbook at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.