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Blakely Dewayne Mitchell

October 13, 1966 –
 August 15, 2023


Blakely Dewayne Mitchell, 56, beloved Son, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother and Friend passed away August 15th, 2023 after his valiant battle with cancer.

Born in Dumas, TX. October 13th,1966. Graduated from McCullough high school in The Woodlands, TX in 1985.

He began his college education at Kearney University in Nebraska, then went on to enlist in the United States Navy in 1986 where he served abroad the USS Midway deployed in the Indian Ocean as an electronics technician 2nd class ET2. He then transferred to USS independence deployed in Japan. After completing his commitment to the Armed Forces, he was Honorably discharged in May of 1992.

He was known to be adventurous in his earlier years that included racing dirt bikes while having a huge passion for the sport of Baseball. He went on to become a culinary master and spent many weekends perfecting recipes on his meat smoker and competing in cooking competitions. Blake was a lover of all music & spent a lot of his free time engulfed in his favorite tunes. His favorite hobby was working on & driving his Porsche, this brought him a sense of peace & enjoyment nothing else could!

Blake was a Dedicated Professional working for Glenayre & Motorola before starting at Metrocall, in 1996 now known as SPOK, Inc. where he was employed as Director of Technology Operations until his death.

Excelling in all things Technical, he was a proud & devoted employee.

Blake enjoyed spending time with his family and friends whom he loved very much. Anyone who knew Blake knew that he was the most loving Father and Pop-Pop a family could ask for, and the friend you could always count on.

Blake is survived by his 2 children: Shelby Spohr and husband Austin Spohr, and son  Austin Mitchell. His Mother, Lucretia Dargavage, and husband Frank. His Sister, Brandi Melton, and husband Dean, sister Kathy Lyons and husband Robert, sister Becky Hannah, brother Mark Mitchell and wife Le’Ann. Numerous nieces and nephews, and loving grandchildren, Willow & Koah Sporh.

Blake was preceded in death by his Grandmother: Madelyn Huffine. Granddad: Odell Newton. Father: Mitch Mitchell. Uncle: Gary Newton. Aunt: Ann Ashcraft. Uncle: Gene Ashcraft. Cousin: Ashlee Newton

A “Celebration of Life & Memorial Service” will be held at North Dallas Funeral Home: 2710 Valley View Ln. Dallas, TX. 75234 on August 26th at 11am.

Flowers can be sent to North Dallas Funeral Home addressed to the Mitchell Family.

Thereafter or in lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Sarcoma Foundation of America or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements under the direction of :

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston road

Dallas, Texas 75252


Memorial Service

August 26, 2023
11:00 am
North Dallas Funeral home
2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
    Ruby Bell
    24 Aug 2023

    Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

      Gilliane Melvin
      24 Aug 2023

      Rest in peace Blake! I’m going to miss you so much. Prayers and thoughts are with your friends and family.

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