Gene David Mitcham, 85 of Granite Falls passed away Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Frye Regional Medical Center following a period of declining health.

Gene was born on June 6, 1937, in Caldwell County to the late Gaither “Pat” Mitcham and Roselee “Rosie” Yount Mitcham. He was a long time member of Lovelady Baptist Church and was retired from Kohler & Campbell Piano Company.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Billy “Joe” Mitcham.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Faye Brittain Mitcham, of the home; daughters, Robin Mitcham Wilson and husband Teddy of Sawmills and Lora Mitcham of Newton; a brother, Harold Mitcham and wife Nancy of Dudley Shoals; sister in-law, Eloise Mitcham; two grandchildren, Teddy “Derek” Wilson, Tara Wilson Kennedy and husband Matthew; and two great grandchildren, Quinn and Mila Kennedy.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Lovelady Baptist Church in Granite Falls with Rev. Brian Fail and Rev. Floyd Crouch officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 2, 2022, from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Lovelady Baptist Church.

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Mackie Funeral Service and Cremations is assisting the family.