Rick Mitchell, 67, of Lubbock, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at his home. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at First United Methodist Church in Littlefield, with Rev. Gary Boles officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield. He was born July 6, 1946 in Nampa, Idaho to Virgil and Ethel Mae Mitchell. Rick graduated from Middleton High School in 1964. He had lived in Lubbock for the last 20 years. He spent the majority of his time volunteering for the VA of Lubbock, and was recently rewarded for putting in over 17,500 hours of service. He also liked to play pool. He is survived by three sons, Robert Mitchell of Roswell, N.M., Pat Mitchell of Littlefield, and Richard R. Mitchell, Jr. of Lubbock; three daughters, Michelle Matthews of Keller, Stephanie Lopez and Erin Mitchell, both of Roswell; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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