Sgt. First Class Dana Edward Mitchell

Jan. 7, 1932-Sept. 17. 2022


Sgt. First Class Dana Edward Mitchell, U.S. Army (retired), passed from this life, on Sept. 17, 2022.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and soldier. "Bud," as he was known to friends and family, served over 20 years in the U.S. Army, including duty assignment with the 57th Field Artillery Battalion. Bud served multiple tours in both the Korean War (1950-1953) and the Vietnam War (1968-1969). His service in the Army included decorations with the Korean Service Medal with five bronze campaign stars; the Presidential Unit Citation; and the National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Bud was born Jan. 7, 1932, in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and was a lifelong Steelers fan. Bud met his wife, Kim Mitchell, in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where they married. After retiring from the U.S. Army, Bud served as a surveyor in Deltona, Florida, where he and Kim raised two sons, Jim and John. Later in life, they moved to Tennessee and settled in Doyle. Bud spent his last years in the wonderful care of staff at Cedar Hills Assisted Living Home, in Cookeville. Bud made many special friends there, and the family expresses sincere gratitude for all those who cared about him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Kim Mitchell; grandson, Cameron Mitchell; and brothers, Tom and Don.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Tonya Mitchell, John and Heather Mitchell; granddaughters, Jenna Anderson, Gillian Mitchell, Alexa Mitchell; grandsons, Daniel Mitchell and wife Layne, Ethan Hyder; great-granddaughter, Cameron Anderson; brother, Bill Mitchell and wife Carole; and sister, Mary Lou.

Bud and his family chose cremation and a private ceremony at a military cemetery.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.