William Larry Mitchell, age 72, died Monday afternoon at Hillcrest Convalescent Center after several months of declining health. Born December 8, 1942 in Durham, Larry was the son of the late William Quincy and Gladys Vaughan Mitchell.
He was a graduate of Durham High School, and had served in the U.S. Air Force. Larry was employed with General Telephone Company for about 30 years, retiring in 1992. He attended Lowes Grove Baptist Church. He loved history, and was very interested in the history of Durham.
Surviving are two nephews, Leslie M. “Buddy” Christian, Jr. of Durham, and Bill Meadows of Harkers Island; and a number of great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Christian and Ann Meadows; his brother, Bill Mitchell, and Buford Smith.
Graveside funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Maplewood Cemetery, section 2, Rev. Forest M. Gale, Jr. officiating.
Durham Herald-Sun - Sept 16, 2015
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