Randall Clayton Mitchell

Randy Mitchell, 69, of China Spring, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Possum Kingdom Lake.

Visitation: 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Celebration of his life: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, at Lake Shore Funeral Home with Senior Pastor Larry Krueger officiating. Friends are welcome to watch via Live Stream by Clicking HERE.

Burial: Wortham Bend Cemetery in China Spring

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Randy was born January 10, 1951 in Waco to Raymond and Bennie Mitchell of China Spring and grew up on the Brazos River bottom in Wortham Bend.  He was a graduate of China Spring High School and earned a Bachelors degree from Tarleton State University.  He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Immediately following his Marine Corps service he married Linda Watson, the love of his life and they enjoyed 46 years of marriage.  Randy continued with his service as an accountant with the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Waco for a total of 36 years of government service. In his retirement, he continued to serve as a board member of the Cross Country Water Supply Corporation and working tirelessly on the family farm. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, outdoors-man, beloved husband, admired father, proud grandfather, respected brother and friend to all.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Mitchell; and daughter, Elizabeth Mitchell McCullough.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of China Spring; son, Jonathan of College Station; son-in-law, John McCullough; grandchildren, Katherine and Dustin of West; his mother, Bennie; brothers, Rodney and wife, Sharon, Ernest and wife, Brenda and Tim and wife, Cristy all of China Spring; sister-in-law, Beverly and husband, James Schlemmer of Waco; brother-in-law, Kenneth Watson and wife, Patsy of Waco; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Mitchell, Ernest Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, John McCullough, Billy Ladd, Allen Shows, James Schlemmer and Kenneth Watson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin McCullough, Jack Rentz and Mack Abernathy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wortham Bend Cemetery Association, PO Box 27, China Spring, TX 76633 or to the charity of your choice.

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. So sorry for your loss. A dear friend for a very long time

  2. Wayne and Nimmie Bryant and family

    Linda and families we are so sorry for your loss.Randy was a sweet and wonderful man.We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.God Bless all of you.

  3. Hope Dominguez-Reese

    Rodney and Mitchell family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers 🙏 ❤ are with you.

    Hope Dominguez-Reese

  4. My heart and prayers go out to the Mitchell family, may God wrap his spiritual arms around Linda & the entire family bringing them peace & comfort during this difficult time …. with love , Ronnie Adams

  5. Berton and Jean Stengel

    Jean and I send our sincere thoughts and prayers to your family. I will always remember fondly our our trip to Denver and Randy’s failed attempt at snow sking and visiting with Randy and his brother at Delbert’s. They both were true Texans.

  6. Dear Linda and family.
    My deepest sympathy to you all. Thoughts and Prayers are with you in your loss of Randy. May God give you peace during this most difficult time.



  7. Linda, Jonathan, Bennie and Family,
    I was so heartbroken and sadden to hear of Randy’s passing, as I know that you were also. It is so hard to lose an amazing friend and person, as we grew up together and went to school together for twelve years. I have so many great memories from our early years with Randy and Rodney when we lived in Wortham Bend in Aunt Ruth and Uncle Roy’s old house, at Robinson Reunions,going to church together at Oak Grove, coon hunting, etc. I sometimes have a hard time remembering my Grandkids birthdays…….but I have ALWAYS been able to remember Randy’s !!
    Love & Prayers,
    Neal & Geri Shows

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mitchell family. Knew Randy when we lived in Waco 27 years ago. Was a good friend and know he will be missed.

  9. Charlie Morgan

    Linda and family. Judy and I are very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this very difficult time. We are praying for you and your family. Your friends in Christ.
    Charlie and Judy Morgan.

  10. Linda K Jander

    Linda, Jonathan and family
    We are very sorry for your loss. Randy will be truly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. He was always good for more than one crazy story and could keep everyone smiling. May God comfort each of you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all.
    Linda and Tim

  11. Suzanne Parrish

    Randy was such a breath of fresh air as he served as a Board member for Cross Country Water. He always came in with fresh vegies to share, stories & great ideas. He loved to share his love of Jesus, family & our country. He will be missed by all. May the loving arms of our Precious Savior comfort the entire Mitchell family.

  12. Marilyn Prause

    Linda and family, our community has suffered a great loss. Randy was always so kind , thoughtful and joyous to be around. Neighbors and family friends for many many years. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with each of you as you deal with your grief and adjusting to life without your family rock. Love y’all.


  13. Linda, Bennie and family,

    My deepest sympathy to you Linda losing a husband so untimely, and Bennie your dearest first born. Randy was a special friend and neighbor. And to the brothers he was the glue that held you boys together, to Jonathan and grandkids always remember your daddy and granddaddy with love in your hearts. He was a great man.

  14. Sheryl Cobb York

    Linda, Jonathan, and family, we are so sorry for your unexpected loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Linda and family my condolences for the loss of your love one. My thoughts and prayers go with you in this time of uncertainty and loss.
    Jerri Sandlin

  16. Linda,our prayers are for you and your family.Randy was a good person and always enjoyed talking with him.Over the years you and him would end up in conversation when talking with mutual friends.

    Jerry and Lisa Hill

  17. Ervin&Janice kucera

    Linda,Jonathan,and Bennie!Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family for the loss of u husband Randy was a wonderful man!!May God give you peace during this difficult time! You are. In our prayers!,your friends in Christ!🙏🙏✝️✝️

  18. Jan (Pick) Johnson

    I pray that you feel God’s love and comfort with every hug. You and yours are in my prayers.

  19. Patti Rodriguez

    My Dearest Linda, There are no words that can express how very sorry I am. Please find comfort in all the years of love that you had with your husband, find comfort in knowing how much your husband loved and cared for you and your family. So many people are thinking of you and love you, including me. God Bless, find strength in what lays behind…stay close to your son, grandchildren, and your beautiful siblings…how I wish that I could be there at this time…Much love, your childhood friend, Patti

  20. Linda, Jonathan and Family…

    I am so truly sorry for your unexpected loss. I can’t imagine what you are going through, but I trust your faith, family and friends will give comfort and love to get you through. Cherish your memories! I pray for understanding and acceptance and strength to carry on. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! God Bless and much love!

  21. Patricia Salisbury

    Linda and family I am so sorry about your loss. We know Randy is in the hands of God probably hunting or fishing. God be with you. Trish Salisbury

  22. Etta Johnson Bowen

    Sorry for your loss he was a very good friend .

  23. Carol Dansby Bright

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Randy was a super friend and employee. We often discussed Wortham Bend ancestors at great length. My great great grandfather Wortham was the cemetery founder and I, too have many relatives resting there. Randy brought me plus to make plum jelly on the halves for us. May God continue his blessings on you and your family.

  24. Maxine & Dennis

    Linda and Jonathan, I wish I had words to adequately express our deep sorrow for your loss of a wonderful man. I loved his hunting and fishing and cattle stories. And, our guys always had Marine memories to share. We are praying for you.

  25. Dale and Teresa Gilliam

    Linda and family
    Our hearts are saddened with yours in the loss of Randy. We want you to know we are praying for comfort during this difficult time. We send our love.
    Dale & Teresa Gilliam

  26. Jeannie Kimball Maus

    Dearest Bennie, Linda and family
    I am heart broken at losing a great friend from childhood, a classmate, a buddy and a man of such love for his family, friends, country and Jesus Christ. I have been going over in my mind memories of Randy and Linda from our teenage years. I send you my love and prayers during this time of grief and ask God to wrap you in His Loving arms.
    Love to all of you,
    Jeannie and family

  27. Blain Brookshire

    Our thoughts an prayers are with the Mitchell family.

  28. Aunt Bennie, Linda and Jonathan :
    So very sorry for your loss, we’re thinking of you all.
    Randy was a good, kind person. A great cousin to have and know.

  29. Victoria Hammer Scott

    Dear Linda,
    I am so saddened to hear of Randy’s passing so suddenly. My condolences go out to you and your family, and also Rodney, Douglas and Bennie. Randy always had a pleasant personality and was a true family man. I remember when you guys got married. My prayers for strength for all of you and peace for you personally, knowing that you had so many great years together. My love to you all.

  30. John and Diane Stone

    Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God wrap his Loving and Healing arms around your family.

  31. Rick & Lisa Barlow

    In this crazy world we live in; Randy had a way
    of keeping it normal & fun. He just lit up every
    room he was in with his stories & humor.
    Linda, our prayers are for you and your close
    nit family as Randy is off down The Yellow Brick
    Road.( A Randy Story)
    Love, Rick & Lisa Barlow

  32. sue(johnson) miller

    im sorry for your loss.

  33. So sorry for your loss. Randy was a great guy with a fabulous sense of humor. I am honored to have known him.
    Johnny Binder

  34. Ben Giles Gorham

    Randy was a real brother.
    Love and condolences,
    Ben and Ann Gorham

  35. Bruce and Linda Reed

    Linda and Jonathan, you have had the best husband and father in Randy. What a lifetime of memories you have built. Bruce and I send our condolences.
    All our love,
    Bruce and Linda

  36. Neva Trull Casey

    My deepest sympathy to all of Randy’s family & loved ones. Randy has touched so many people during his lifetime. He was nice growing up and nice as an adult. He also worked with my Dad at the VA Regional Office who also liked and respected him. Randy will be truly missed by so many.

  37. They don’t make em quite like Randy anymore! He has truly been a joy the little bit I’ve had to know him. We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for y’all.

  38. Becky and Claude

    Linda and family,
    We were so sad to hear of Randy’s death. Claude and I have such great memories and funny stories to remember about Randy thru the years. We are thinking of and praying for you and your family.

  39. George & Kim Kazanas

    We send all our love to you, Linda, Jonathan and the entire family.

    Randy was so kind and generous. We will cherish our memories of him, and we know he is now in heaven with precious Elizabeth.

    All our love,
    George & Kim Kazanas

  40. I am so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏼❤️

  41. Jo Nell Mc Rae

    Sending love and prayers for the family, truly sorry for your loss. Fly high with the angels.

    With love,
    Jo Nell Mc Rae and Family

  42. Sue Wachtendorf Lawhn

    Linda, sorry to hear this. Condolences.

  43. Schultzie smith

    Dear Linda and Johnathan,

    Just know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many. Scot and I will be praying for you in the days ahead and I hope you find comfort in that. May the Lord surround you both and may you know how loved your family is.

    God Bless,
    Schultzie Smith

  44. I worked with Randy at the Regional Office. He was such a sweet and caring man. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Kelly Spoon

  45. Jerry G Prause

    Linda ,Jonathan and extended family
    Our thoughts are with you. We will always remember the good times had with your family especially Randys grin. Lots of good memories. Take care and know we are here for ypu.

    Jerry Jeff & Cozy

  46. Kenneth & Geneva Bolen

    Dear Linda and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength in the days and weeks ahead. You and Randy and
    children have been great friends over the years through church and school and other times. Linda you are a special friend and we love you in Christian love. May God give you the peace that passes all understanding,

    Love to all.

  47. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Randy at the VA and he was always so helpful and kind when I needed help in accounting matters. It was truly a pleasure working with him. May God bless your family with comfort🙏🏻

    Debbie Hendrix

  48. So sorry for your loss, knew Randy in the Marines, great guy, good friend, remember him talking about Linda

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