He was born in Linton, on Oct. 26, 1932 and was the son of Ray and Beatrice R. (Risher) Mitchell. On May 16, 1953 Donald married Marian Y. (Lovelace) and they had two children.
Donald was a crane operator at the Crane Navel Weapons Support Center and he retired in 1990. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Donald was a member of the Linton First Baptist Church and a member of the Frank Courtney American Legion Post #22.
Survivors include one daughter, Jeanne (Ron) Keiffer of Martinsville; one son, Mike (Suzy) Mitchell of Carmel; grandchildren, Miranda (Joe) Flynn and Kristi (Tony) WeWora; two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Kenzie Flynn; one sister, Delores (John) Padgett of Linton; and one brother, John Stough of Linton.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Marian Mitchell Oct. 10, 2003, and one brother, Bill Mitchell.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, June 4, at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Adkins officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton with full military rites being presented by the Frank Courtney American Legion Post #22.
Online condolences were sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.