1sunsetMADISONVILLE, Ky. – William Lee ‘Bill’ Mitchell, 85, of Hanson, KY, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Baptist Health in Madisonville.

He was born November 24, 1927 in Madisonville, KY to the late Robert Lee Mitchell and Melvina Riggs Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell was a Locomotive Engineer for 41 years for L&N and CSX Railroad. He was a member of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Hanson, KY. He was also past master of the Madisonville Masonic Lodge #143 and past president of Hopkins Co. Shrine Bingo. Mr. Mitchell was a Kentucky Colonel and World War II Veteran serving in the Signal Corp. He was a UK fan, he loved hunting, NASCAR, gardening, farming and spending time with his family. He went peacefully to be with Jesus surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Mitchell was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mrs. Henrietta "Hennie" "Momzie" "Mom-Mom" Mitchell.

He is survived by two daughters, Gale Lutz of Hanson, KY and Tandi (Terry) Sager of Madisonville; two sisters, Lillie Branam and Betty (Earl) Ashby both of Hanson; a granddaughter, Whitney (Matt) Strader of Hanson, KY; two great granddaughters, Lexie Leigh Duncan of Nebo, KY and Hailey Anna Strader of Hanson; one great grandson, William "Will" Mitchell Strader of Hanson and caregiver, Dorothy Stewart.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Taylor and Rev. Bobby Sellers officiating. Burial will follow in Hanson Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Hopkins Co. Honor Guard.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and after 9:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donation to the Olive Branch Church Building Fund or the Shriners Childrens Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

February 21, 2015 6498

Traffic Advisory for Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by KTC
February 25, 2015 5631

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 24, 2015 5493

Two Charged in Central City Meth Bust

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 5471

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 22, 2015 5293

Easter Cuties Pageant in Memory of Shanice Bean

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 21, 2015 4990

Local Administrators Warn Employees to Watch for…

in Top News For All Sites by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 28, 2015

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

February 26, 2015 2345

Woman Charged for Allegedly Selling Hydrocodone

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 26, 2015 2297

Man Accused of Holding Woman against Will,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 26, 2015 1444

Probation and Parole Violators - February 26,…

in Video by Crime Stoppers
February 26, 2015 1302

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Barry Franklin
February 26, 2015 1246

Area College Students Touched by Cancer are…

in Top News For All Sites by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 26, 2015 1201

Walmart Evacuated after Customer Alerts 911 of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 26, 2015 1141

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Feb. 26, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
February 26, 2015 969

Super Sunday Hall of Fame Alumni Honored College…

in Top News For All Sites by Joyce Riggs
February 26, 2015 877

Lions Man, Woman of Year Announced

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Chris Findley
February 26, 2015 599

Man Charged with Meth Possession after Traffic…

in Local (Henderson) Top News by Courtney Millikan