Ricky Charles Mitchell, Sr., a native of Columbia, SC and a resident of Mobile, AL, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the age of 65.
Ricky was a hard worker from the age of 15 until 2006 when his health forced him into an early retirement. His imposing size was misleading. Once you got to know him, you found he had a jovial spirit and a heart of gold. Ricky enjoyed a simple and comfortable life. He was content to spend a quiet evening at home or an afternoon at his favorite fishing hole. Despite his battle with heart disease, Ricky never lost his enthusiasm for life.
Ricky is preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Lloyd Mitchell, his father, Raif Carl Mitchell, Sr., and his sister, Kathy Mitchell Stracener.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cynthia Mitchell; daughter, Samantha Galbreath (Drew) of Citronelle, AL; and son, Ricky Charles Mitchell, Jr. of Michigan; two grandchildren, Jade and Drew Galbreath, Jr.; brothers, Ronnie Mitchell (Laura) of Jacksonville, FL and Raif Mitchell, Jr.; and special friends, Byrne and the Haga Family; along with numerous extended family members and friends.
Due to Covid, a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association at https://www2.heart.org/
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.