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Claud Mitchell, Sr.

Claud Mitchell, Sr.
October 19
09:42 2020

Claud Mitchell, Sr., age 100 of Ranger, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, at Duncan Municipal Cemetery in Duncan, Oklahoma, with Pastor Randy Southerland officiating. Services have been entrusted to Morehart Mortuary.

Claud Frank Mitchell was born August 21, 1920, in Stephens County, Oklahoma, to parents, Ephriam Curtis “Bill” Mitchell and Arie Lottie Sanner Mitchell. He grew up farming in Oklahoma and later served in the United States Army during World War II where he was a machine gunner. He fought in The Battle of Leyte Gulf and numerous other battles. Mr. Mitchell was later honorably discharged in 1945. On September 12, 1942, Mr. Mitchell married Dorothy Marie Bogart in Duncan, Oklahoma, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage before her passing in 2003. Following his service in the Army, Mr. Mitchell worked as a roughneck and later retired from the Oklahoma Highway Department. He will be remembered as a good Christian man and a gentleman.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mitchell; his parents, Ephriam “Bill” Mitchell and Arie Sanner Mitchell; three brothers, Robert Mitchell, Joe Mitchell, and Elmore Mitchell; and two sisters, Jewell Mitchell Shirley, and Jetty Mitchell Tomblinson.

Mr. Mitchell is survived by his three children, Claud Mitchell, Jr. and wife Mary of Red Oak, Cassie Love and husband Terry of Breckenridge, and Billye Herndon and husband Rusty of Austin; six grandchildren, Gina Mitchell Young and husband Joe, Janene Mitchell Potter and husband Steve, Christy Calsoncin and husband Ronnie, Robin Love Asaff and husband Craig, Courtney Herndon, amd Jeff Mitchell and wife Mesha; eleven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Condolences may be made online at

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