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1946 Stephen 2016

Stephen Lawrence Mitchell

January 13, 1946 — August 14, 2016

Steve was born in Providence, Rhode Island to Lawrence F. Mitchell and Jean E. Goldsmith Mitchell.Steve grew up in Chepachet, Rhode Island on a beautiful lake that he loved swimming in and playing hockey on. As a young boy, he and his dad would build Derby Racers to race on the 4th of July. He delivered newspapers after school and on weekends to buy a bicycle to do it quicker. As a teenager, Steve worked as a short order cook to buy his cars and gas to drive to school.On February 19, he married Sharon Robinson in Pascoag, Rhode Island.  They had two children, Shannon Gilchrist of Lela; and a son, Stephen Mitchell II, of Stillwater. Steve and his young family moved to Stillwater and then to Lela, in 1972 where they lived for 44 years. Steve owned and operated S.L. Mitchell Construction until he became ill. Previously, he owned and operated Shutter Release Photography. He also worked for Lambert Construction Co., Stillwater, as a Superintendent for the last few years.Steve loved being with his family and friends, NASCAR racing, fly fishing and working on his ole '46 pickup. He was a member of the Pawnee #1 Chiefs Good Sam's Camping Club for several years.He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Jean Mitchell.Steve is survived by his wife, of the home; daughter, Shannon of Lela; son, Stephen and his wife, JoAnna, of Stillwater; grandchildren, Phillip Kelley of Pawnee; and Andrew, Ashlynn and Alexander Mitchell of Stillwater; great grandson, Westyn Munjoy of Lela; sisters, Linda Mitchell of Lakewood, Washington; Christine Manzo and husband, Ken, of Lincoln, Rhode Island; Janet Rich and husband, Dan, of Chepachet, Rhode Island; sister-in-law, Gloria Robinson of Pawnee; brother, David Mitchell of Mesa, Arizona; brother-in-law, Kelly Robinson of Mountain View; plus numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.A Memorial Service is set for Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 701 N. 7th Street in Perry, Oklahoma.The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Judith Karman Bristol Hospice, Stillwater, OK, or to St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Perry, OK.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

St. Marks Episcopal Church

701 North 7th Street, Perry, OK 73077

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