Richard L. Mitchell, 81, Canaveral Groves, Fla., passed away Saturday May 21, 2011.
He was born in Greene County on August 2, 1929.
He was a Purple Heart recipient of the Korean War. Mitch retired from the Army in 1968 and moved to Merritt Island for a second career at Kennedy Space Center, where he was an electronic technician.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lily Schneeman; four children, Charlene Russo, Michael Mitchell, Carla Carew, and Kevin Mitchell; five grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.
Memorial services will be June 1 at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 5475 U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa, FL 32927 followed by full military honors at Brevard Memorial Park, followed by reception at his home.