Lynn Edward "SNAKE" Mitchell
In 1955 Lynn was born as the first child to Tommy and Etta Ruth Mitchell. As a young boy, he could be found taking his Sunday morning bicycle adventure to Denver Tompkins Grocery to get pickled bologna and chocolate milk. His sister, Sherri, would accompany him riding on the handlebars to their breakfast stop at the Story Cemetery. Around the age of 15, Lynn killed a rattler, and his picture was placed in the Pickett Press revealing a young boy with his proud trophy. After this, Lynn was forever-known as "Snake Mitchell." He would often receive bills from the Co-Op and other local businesses addressed to Snake Mitchell, only because they did not know his "real name."
After helping his dad Tommy sell MoorMan's feed, Lynn managed a feed store in Jamestown, worked at Robbins Auto and Blevins Construction, before taking his forever job as a truck driver hauling foam rubber for Hickory Springs Manufacturing. He always said he drove a truck to afford his favorite hobby... farming. After retiring, if asked where he was going, Lynn's usual answer was to "the Farm," which he also referred to as God's Country. Lynn was saved at "the Farm" and spent time there daily talking with God and tending to his livestock. His nightly ritual was to call and check on "his daughter," "his sister," and "his boy," and then lay belly-down on the floor to eat supper and enjoy some TV.
Lynn never met a stranger, he always spoke graciously, offered a helping hand, and gave out many nicknames. His farmer's pockets always included: cherry chapstick, a pocket knife, fingernail clippers, a buckeye, and a set of keys. He never left the house without a thermos of coffee, a flashlight, his "wuss" gloves, tools he might need for the day, a spare-spare tire, and his flip phone. Lynn loved to watch the world "wake up" from the front porch while waving at passerbyers and listening to the Jamestown and Albany news on the old antenna radio.
We thank God for sharing this great man with us for a short time. May we forever remember the legacy he left behind and that one-of-a-kind Snake Mitchell smile.
Lynn is survived by his Wife: Norma (Garrett) Mitchell; Daughter: Rebekah Flowers and husband Jeff; Son: Cody Mitchell; (5) Grandchildren: Camerick Mitchell, Caiden Mitchell, Ethan Flowers, Paige Flowers, Peyton Flowers; Sister: Sherri Beaty. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and lots of friends.
He is preceded in death by his Parents: Thomas and Etta Ruth (Easterly) Mitchell.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. from the Brown Funeral Chapel. Brothers Randy Tompkins and Rick Cross will officiate with burial to follow at the Smyrna Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5-8 P.M.
Memorial contributions in memory of Lynn "Snake" Mitchell can be made to Smyrna Cemetery Fund care of Brown's Funeral Chapel or People's Bank or to the Gideons International.
Due to the Covid-19 Virus, the family encourages masks to be worn and social distancing.