Rick graduated from Middleton High School in 1964. He had lived in Lubbock for the last 20 years. He spent the majority of his time volunteering for the VA of Lubbock, recently rewarded for putting in over 17,500 hours of service. He also liked to play pool.
He is survived by three sons, Robert Mitchell of Roswell, NM, Pat Mitchell of Littlefield, and Richard R. Mitchell, Jr. of Lubbock; three daughters, Michelle Matthews of Keller, TX, Stephanie Lopez and Erin Mitchell both of Roswell; thirteen grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m., Saturday March 1, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Littlefield with Rev. Gary Boles officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the personal care of Hillcrest Funeral Home in Littlefield.