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Obituary of Brian K. Mitchell

Brian K. Mitchell, 50, went into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. He was born in Harrisburg, IL on September 14, 1972 to John and Cheryl Mitchell.
He is survived by his daughter, Allisha Nicole (Jason) Banks; son, Denver Ryan (Madison) Mitchell; sister, Ann Mitchell; brothers, Dale (Rhonda) Mitchell, Dennis (Kasi) Mitchell, and Johnny Mitchell; grandchildren, McKavin Banks, Legend Banks, Ridge Banks, Zaiden McClenahan, and Remington Mitchell. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, and family members, as well as friends and coworkers who became more like family.
He is predeceased by his parents, John and Cheryl Mitchell; his maternal grandparents and paternal grandparents; and grand-daughter, Hallie Nicole Banks.
He graduated from high school at Hardin County K-12. After graduating, he went to work as a deck hand on the Ohio River for barge companies and elevating through the ranks to pilot and River Boat Captain. He worked for the companies for almost 28 years.
Brian enjoyed working and cruising the many rivers and spend his extra time in the great outdoors hunting and fishing. He loved spending time with his family, riding the trails on four-wheelers and SXS and enjoying the country side that God created. He loved his family and being a good neighbor and friend.
He was a devoted son, brother, uncle, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.


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  1. Debra Mone on December 1, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    What a good man you were Brian you will be missed by so many.With every barge horn as they glide through the river will be a signal to your family and friends that you are at peace and love them all very much RIP Brian gone but not forgotten.

  2. William Davis on December 1, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Truly sorry for the loss of Brian! May God bless the family! Prayers for all!

  3. Trish on December 1, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Although we didn’t talk or see much of each other cause of work schedule u were loved very much. Give Aunt Cheryl and uncle johnny and hug and kiss for me.Love u very much
    Your cousin trish

  4. Preston & Leann on December 2, 2022 at 10:23 am

    our dear sweet Brian… our hearts just ache due to you having to leave us… but we know that our merciful God took you, he hugged you tightly, he reunited you with your family and friends who have gone before you. Rest easy, nephew. We will see you again. Much love from your Uncle Preston and Leann.

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