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Johnny Edward “Mitch” Mitchell, age 74

Johnny Edward Mitchell, 74, of Conway, Arkansas passed away on November 29, 2022. Johnny was born in Bloomfield, Missouri on July 19, 1948, to the late Johnny O. Mitchell and Melba Long-Mitchell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Billy Mitchell, Jimmy Wayne Mitchell, and Bobby Joe Mitchell.

He is survived by his Son Brian Mitchell (Tosha); stepchildren Danielle Staggs (Brian) and Matthew Bell (Sarah); his grandchildren Blake, Emma, Lola, Bennett, Natalea, and William; his brothers Gary Mitchell (Donna) and Allen Mitchell; as well as many extended family and many friends.

Johnny retired after 40 years of working for the railroad as a machinist. He still enjoyed having breakfast regularly with his friends from the railroad that all called him “Mitch”. He was a guy with a huge heart and would help anyone that needed it. He enjoyed telling jokes, fishing, and woodworking. He liked studying history and was an avid sports fan and loved the Razorbacks. His greatest joy was being a Papaw and Pop and he loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by all that knew him.

A Celebration of life service will be held Saturday December 10,2022 at 2:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service at 2620 West Main in Jacksonville, Arkansas.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at



  • Tina McCrystal Posted December 1, 2022 12:01 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family

  • Ruth Ann Jarrell Ricketts Posted December 1, 2022 12:41 PM

    Brian and family truly sorry for the loss of Johnny. He was truly a great person and loved by many. Always enjoyed spending time with him at Old Grandma’s during the holidays. Please accept our most seiners condolences and remember we love you all and Johnny will always be in our hearts. Uncle James & Aunt Ruth Ann.

  • Peggy Nosal Posted December 3, 2022 2:49 PM

    Johnny was a dear friend to me as soon as I came from Ft Worth to work here at Jenks shop. He became like a brother to me and we had a lot of good times together. He always had a special place in my heart. I know he will be missed terribly and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • Rhonda Huey Posted December 5, 2022 11:54 AM

    I am so sorry. I’m praying for you, Tosha and Emma. I know this is hard. Sending love and hugs!!

  • Steve Chamness Posted December 5, 2022 12:15 PM

    My condolences brother. Love and prayers to your family sir.

  • Sarah E Bell Posted December 6, 2022 2:55 PM

    Mitch was a wonderful man. He always had the best jokes and a big smile on his face. He was a wonderful father, step-father and pop-pop (pop-paw). He will definitely be very missed.

  • David Melville Posted December 9, 2022 3:33 PM

    Johnny was a good friend and always ready to lend a hand at work or at home. My friend you will be greatly missed.

  • Charles Lawhon Posted December 10, 2022 12:35 PM

    I enjoyed our days on the railroad. We will all miss him

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