Cedric Charles Mitchell, aka “Mitch,” born on Dec. 15, 1950, passed away peacefully at the age of 68 on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at his home in Antelope, Calif.

He was born in Sayre, Pa., and raised in small town East Smithfield, Pa., the son of Frank and Marion Mitchell and brother of Nancy, Jeff and Pam.

Mitch graduated from SRU High School, East Smithfield, Pa. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Air Force where he began his career as a lifer in the military. He is a patriotic man who served and retired from the Air Force after 24 years of service as a Master Sgt. on F-111. There wasn’t anybody that knew more about the F-111 than Mitch. Mitch was especially proud of his father and his Naval service. His dad served aboard the USS Maryland during WWII and after a while, Mitch knew almost as much about the ship as his dad did.

He loved outdoor sports ranging from hunting, car racing, volleyball, softball and golf. Because of health restrictions, he had to give up the sports he loved. His dream and hope were to play again someday, especially softball, but during the meantime he found a replacement on the Internet. In doing so, he gained numerous friends around the world playing Internet golf.

Mitch was a very generous, kind man who would do anything to help anyone, especially his family and organizations supporting veterans and First Responders. Mitch has made a great impression in our lives and will be forever missed but live on in our hearts.

He was predeceased by his father, Frank Mitchell, and his brother, Jeff.

He leaves his wife of 23 years, Karen; his mother, Marion; his sister and husband Nancy and Jack and his younger sister Pam. He has two sons, Scott (Stacy) Mitchell and Nicholas (Angie) Presley. He has four grandsons, Johnathan, Latham, Travis, Zack and two granddaughters, Savannah, and Olivia. He also has three nephews, Zac, Edward, Michael, and four nieces, Dana, Seneca, Olivia, Sophia.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Pa. A celebration will follow at the Smithfield Township Fire Hall, and all in attendance are invited to join the family.

The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa.

In late July, a Celebration of Life Service will be held in Sacramento, Calif.

For those wishing to sign the e-guestbook, or send condolences, they may do so by visiting www.LoweryFuneralHome.com.