Henry Davis Mitchell Jr.

Published 11:06 am Monday, May 21, 2018

Mr. Henry Davis Mitchell, Jr., 89, of Winston-Salem died on Friday, May 18, 2018.

He was born June 4, 1928 in Asheville to Mary Porter Mitchell and Henry Davis Mitchell Sr. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years and graduated from N.C. State.  In 1952, he married the love of his life, Betsy Baker Mitchell. He worked for 34 years at Western Electric, retiring in 1988. Along with their children, Henry and his wife enjoyed traveling and camping along the east coast. He was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church, where he had a love for music and the choir, serving as volunteer choir director. He was also a member of the Piedmont Civitan Club and was twice honored as Civitan of the Year.

He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters.

Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Betsy Baker Mitchell; children, Sandra Swaim and husband Ric, Dave Mitchell and wife Susan, and Susan Mitchell; grandchildren, Nate Swaim (Tina), Seth Swaim (Toni), Matt Swaim (Lauren), Zachary Swaim, Michael Mitchell (Anna), Jennifer Lail (Derrick), Kelly Justice (David), Shea Mitchell, Eli Mitchell, Zeke Mitchell, and Phoenix Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Amber, Rebecca, Cameron, Katy, Parker, Braxton, Grayson, and Madeline Swaim; Peyton, Logan, Keegan, and Morgan Lail; and Caroline, Charlie, Sidney, and Maggie Mitchell.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilyn Weiler officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials: Pine Grove UMC, 1130 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem,  27103.