David Michael Mitchell
September 22, 1942 – November 5, 2020
David Michael Mitchell passed away November 5, 2020 at home, surrounded by family. A service will be held in the spring on 2021, venue to be determined.
Dr. Mitchell was born September 22, 1942 in Wichita Falls, Texas. He practiced dentistry for 51 Years. David met his wife, Sherry, in Oklahoma. They were married two years later. David and Sherry celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past August. David and Sherry were truly best friends. They enjoyed a lifetime of adventures together. The traveled, snow skied, water-skied, scuba dove and became pilots. At the age of 61, David even bought and raced a racecar. David fulfilled his dream of retiring in their beautiful home at the Lake of the Ozarks, where he and Sherry enjoyed spending quality time together and hosting family summer vacations. Though his years here on earth was cut short his life was certainly not. David and Sherry had a passion for each other that was seriously second to none. David made each and every family member feel like the most important person in the world.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt and Mary Mitchell; his brother, Donald and his baby sister. David is survived by his loving wife, Sherry; children, Johanna Lucas and husband, Parrish, and David Mitchell Jr. and wife, Amy; grandchildren, Lauren Meierarend and husband, Walter, Bryan Lucas and wife, Kirsten, Parker Mitchell, Spencer Mitchell and Nina Mitchell; great grandchildren, David Meierarend, Hannah Meierarend and Ava Lucas; his brother, Daniel Mitchell and wife, Beverly; and nephews, Daniel Mitchell and Brendan Mitchell and wife, Aja.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
David Michael Mitchell
November 30, 2020
I grew up with Dave in southwest Oklahoma. So I have known Dave all of my life. He has always been one of my favorite friends plus my favorite dentist. We have had many long conversations about our youth and how Dave grew up wanting to be a dentist like the one in our home town. He was a special and most caring person. I am so sad for his lose and feel so deeply for his family. He will truly be missed by us all.
November 22, 2020
David’s generosity and kindness were evident in every moment of his life. He shared his family, gave freely of his time, and enjoyed being around people from all walks of life. The story to share here will bring a smile to those who knew him well. He and Sherry invited us to stay at their lake house for a few days and to use the boats. Gene is an experienced boater, so we decided to take a little cruise on the runabout they had at the time. We hit the lift to lower the boat, and the lift went vertical! Oh my. Terrified, I called David at his office. He just chuckled and told us to continue “lowering” the boat and it would settle down. I’m not sure why it seems right to share this story here, except that we will forever miss the easy-going kindness and good humor of this delightful man who always enjoyed a funny moment.
November 6, 2020
Dr. Mitchell was the kindest, most caring and selfless person I knew. He was a genuinely good person. Always smiling and living life to fullest. He was truly one of a kind and I am so grateful to have known him. He will be sincerely missed.