Ray Holt Mitchell

Ray Holt Mitchell

Surry, VA
04.19.1930 - 02.08.2021
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Ray Holt Mitchell was born April 19, 1930 on Walnut Valley Farm in Bacon Castle, Virginia and died February 8, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Susie Mitchell, his wife of 68 years, Shirley Mitchell; brother-in-law, Kenneth Samuel and sister-in-law, Thelma Samuel.

Ray and Shirley made their home in Surry, Virginia. Ray farmed for 65 years and worked for 36 years in the Postal Service and was the Surry Postmaster.  He served on the Surry Town Council.  He was a life member of the Surry Volunteer Fire Department and a charter member and life member of the Surry Rescue squad.  He donated many years of service to his beloved community.  He was a proud member of the US Army.

He is survived by his son, Kenneth Mitchell, and wife Kristee; granddaughter, Tamee Railey and husband Benjamin; great granddaughter, Danee Railey; nieces, Karen Belcher and husband Keith, Shelby Johnson and husband Shawn; great nephews, Brandon and Chris Belcher; great nieces, Valerie Daniels and husband Patrick, Amanda Warren and husband Wesley; great great nephews, Owen and Nolan Daniels and Levi Warren.

The family will have a private service.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wakefield United Methodist Church Preschool. Make checks to - WUMC Preschool and mail to: Mitchell, PO Box 144, Wakefield, VA 23888. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Wakefield Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.



Kenneth Ray, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Eugene Gwaltney

So very sorry to learn of Ray's passing away. The country needs more citizens like him. I hope somebody steps up to fill his shoes. Our sincerest condolences to his family.

Holt Livesay

So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was a true gentle and the finest example of what it means to be a citizen of one's community. Surry is a better place because of his life's contributions. We should all mourn his loss. RIP Ray.

Charles West

We were in high school, class 1984,sorry for your loss.


Dear family.

I am sadden to learn of your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Wanda Collins
Windsor, VA

Wanda Collins

Sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

Scott and Amy Sowder

So very very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad! He was such a kind and thoughtful man! May God bless and sustain the loved ones he left behind!

Arvid and Pam Young

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