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Quincy Memorial Park
Saturday April 16th, 2022

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Dwight Mitchell

     Dwight Mitchell, 75, of Fowler, died at 5:28 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

     Born December 23, 1946, in Pittsfield, IL., Dwight was the son of James and Wanda Wassell Mitchell. He married Rita Kay McElfresh on November 27, 1971, in Nebo, IL. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2017.

     Dwight was a graduate of Pittsfield High School in 1964 and Quincy Technical School in 1971. He served his country in the U.S. Army including a tour in Vietnam.

     Mr. Mitchell was employed at Titan Wheel in Quincy for 46 years retiring in 2013. He was a member of the Columbus Christian Church where he served as an elder, chairman of the board for several years, and taught Sunday School and Bible School.  Dwight also coached little league in Coatsburg for many years. He was currently a member of New Beginnings Church since 2018.

     Survivors include his son, Andy Mitchell, and his wife Jessie, College Station, TX.; his daughter, Crystal Harper, and her husband Lynn, Golden; four grandchildren, Mackenzie, Haley, and Eli Mitchell, College Station, TX., and Landon Harper, Camp Point.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two grandchildren, Hayden Lee Harper (grandson), Presley Kay Harper (granddaughter) and his mother in law, Lena McElfresh.

     Graveside services with military honors will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Quincy Memorial Park by Rev. John Adams.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Beginnings Church.

     Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.

     The Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point is handling the arrangements.

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I'm glad I got to meet Dwight. One of the sweetest people I met. I loved his sense of humor! My deepest sympathies to the family. I wish you all the best.

Nikki Boyce Apr 14 2022 11:31 AM

I will always remember Dwight as the girls softball coach. Such a kind man to all the girls he coached. And he did it all with a smile on his face. RIP Dwight.

Marcia Grotte Apr 14 2022 8:29 AM

Getting to know Dwight and Rita was a blessing during our tenure at Columbus Christian Church. Dwight and Rita were both devoted to the church. Each Sunday morning, Dwight and Rita served communion to everyone in attendance. They also worked behind the scenes to help others in the church and community. Dwight always wanted to learn more about the Bible and made a postive contribution to our studies each Sunday. We will always remember the Mitchells as good and faithful servants of our Lord.

John and Jane Schafer Apr 14 2022 8:09 AM

We are so sorry to hear about Dwight. He meant so very much to our family! So kind and friendly! Love and prayers!

Mark and Marlene Lummis Apr 13 2022 7:12 PM