Dale Mitchell

Dale Mitchell, 68, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco.

Celebration of Life Celebration: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Robinson Church of Christ, 428 Chado Lane, Robinson, TX 76706

A private family burial will be followed by a Celebration Service for family and friends at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Robinson Church of Christ.

Dale was born October 26, 1950 in Roswell, New Mexico. His family later moved to Austin and he graduated from McCallum High School. A memorable milestone in Dale’s life was earning the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 17. Dale continued his education at Abilene Christian University, earning a Master of Arts degree.

He was a Church of Christ pulpit minister in Texas and North Carolina for 37 years before working as a Regional Development Officer for Eastern European Mission.  Dale had a love for Eastern Europe and ministered to the people of Russia and Ukraine over the course of numerous mission trips. This was a passion for Dale and he made many contributions to the spiritual development of the people and churches across Eastern Europe. Dale was also a Chaplain for the Robinson Fire Department. He served as a volunteer chaplain for the Texas Prison System. His favorite hobby was fishing – near and far with friends and family.  He looked forward every year to his annual fishing trip to the Texas coast.

Dale married Donna Lynn Tindall in 1971 and they enjoyed 48 years together.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Earl and Myra Emalyn Mitchell; and brother, Terry Mitchell.

Dale is survived by wife, Donna Mitchell; daughter, Emily Mitchell Pearcy and husband, Kevin Pearcy of Round Rock; daughter, Megan Mitchell Irvin and husband, Philip Irvin of Katy; grandchildren, Madilynn and Nathan Pearcy; brother, David Mitchell and wife, Carolyn; brother, Philip Mitchell and wife, Debbie; sister, Jan Arthur; mother-in-law, Logene Moffett; brother-in-law, Lewis Tindall and wife, Debra; sister-in-law, Judy Wood and husband, Bryan; brother-in-law, Stanley Tindall and wife, Kirsten; and brother-in-law, Kevin Tindall and wife, Natalie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christian Resource Center Russia, c/o Foundation for Biblical Study, PO Box 3263, Brentwood, TN, 37024.




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  1. Shelli Sellers

    Dale was an incredible example of a true Christian servant. Both he and Donna have been a blessing in more lives than I can begin to imagine. Prayers for all the family as they make the journey in the days ahead without this dear man. We know there was great rejoicing in heaven.

  2. I’m so glad I had the privilege of knowing Dale as a friend, fellow preacher, and a brother in Christ. He faced a terrible disease with courage and faith in his Lord. May God comfort his family.

  3. Truly will miss Dale! Praying for Donna and the rest of the family.
    To know Dale was an such a blessing. One of the best examples of a Christian Man! -jay

  4. Damon and Krista Cook

    Mrs. Donna and family –
    What a blessing to have known Dale!
    His sweet spirit and love for the Lord will be missed so much. Much love and many prayers for you all.

  5. Kellye Johnson

    We are heartbroken to learn of Dale’s passing. Steve and I wish we could be with you all at this time. We love you so much.

  6. Dear Donna,
    Thank you for the spirit & confidence you have shown in keeping Dale at home with you through this terrible disease until the end. We know that was your goal and you did it. We love you and your families so very much.
    Dale is now where he wanted to be with his Lord. If there is anything you might need we are hear to help.
    David & Carolyn

  7. Billy Wayne Clark

    Donna and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of Dale. Asking God to embrace you in his faithful love, and comfort you with the cherished memories you hold dear. Your Uncle Billy and Aunt Carol Clark.

  8. Jean and Doug Lackey

    You two have been treasured friends for many years.You have been in our thoughts and prayers since learning of Dale’s journey with this terrible disease.Doug is now on this journey as well for the past sev en months.We hope that he can deal with is journey with the faith and grace that you two have shown.He was a wonderful Christian man who was a blessing to all who were privileged to know him .While he will be missed by those who knew and loved him we rejoice that he is with his Lord enjoying heaven and the joys of being free from this terrible disease. We have a heart filled with memories of good times shared Sending heart hugs and prayers to all of his familly
    We have been treasured friends for many y ears. You two have been in our thoughts and prayers since learning of Dale’s journey with this terrible disease. Doug is now on that journey for the past seven months and we hope he has the faith and grace Dale has shown.We have heart filled with memories of good times shared.Dale was a wonderful Christian man who loved the Lord and took joy in sharing with everyone he met. While he will be missed we take comfort in knowing he is with the Lord sharing the joys of heaven.Sending you heart hugs and prayers for peace and comfort

  9. Rick Bartlett


    You and your family are in our prayers. We appreciate so much getting to know you and Dale through EEM. Thank you for inspiring us to get more involved and all the work that you both have given to this ministry over the years. He ran the race and is now receiving his reward.

    God bless,
    Rick and Carolyn Bartlett
    Statesville, North Carolina

  10. Dear Donna and family, Dale was a beloved brother to many people including me and Debbie. I came to the States several times as a guest speaker for EEM fundraising dinners and Dale with you had everything ready and well organized. We remember his big smile always welcoming us and your guests. We are sending you our love and greetings from Athens, Greece. May your influence and ministry continues to touch lives in the States and over the ocean. We know that some day we will all meet in heaven with our Savior Jesus Christ praising our God in eternity. May his memory remain in our hearts for ever !
    Dino and Debbie Roussos

  11. Dear Donna, Emily, Megan and family members,
    Our deepest sympathy to you on your great loss! It was our great loss too! Dale and I often discussed other Christians’ losses but here this is so personal. Yet we rejoice that Jesus died and was raised and now we can become second fruits of resurrection! What a tremendous promise and blessing for the faithful Christian! And certainly for someone like Dale who suffered so long physically. This is a great relief for him and you. “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” Philippians 1:21. A great tribute to you as well for being so loyal to him over the months and years ! God bless you all. Know that our prayers have been fervent and will continue for you. Isn’t it great to be a Christian?! Let the celebration begin! In Christian Love, Gary and Brenda Bodine

  12. Cynthia Lawson

    Donna and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time in your lives. Dale kept the faith, finished the race and now has his reward. What an awesome God we serve. God be with you all.

  13. Ovida Williams

    Donna, what strength and love you had in keeping Dale at home with you, as you so wished. I did not know him well but know he was one of God’s servant, along with you. He fought a good fight, along with you by his side. May God’s Loving Blessings be with you and your family now at this time. Hark the Herald Angels sing! In Sincere Sympathy.

  14. Doris Richardson

    We’re so sorry we could not be at the service. Our hearts & our love go out to all of you. We truly do know what you are going through. Sending much love & many prayers for you. The Richardson girls – Doris, Mindy & Stacy

  15. Ted and Susie Gantt

    Dear Donna and Family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. We were so blessed by you and Dale. The love you shared for EEM. We looked forward to your visits to Aiken SC. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  16. Deborah Tidwell

    Dear Donna and girls.My prayers are wirh you as you start a new chapter in your lives, one without Dale. Although it will be hard and lonely at times you all have the strenght from God and so many precious memories to lead you on. Reading thru some of these sweet messages, oh my si many friends you two have made. It was my blessing to get to know you from your Crowley years. I thank God for sending you our way. My life is richer for that time.
    Love to you all

  17. Evgeny, Rostov Church of Christ

    Once Dale visited Rostov-on-Don, Russia and now it is the eternity where we can meet again. The inner light Dale shared is still in our hearts here.
    Rest in peace dear brother. And may God comfort your family.

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