Alton Ernest “Bud” Mitchell, age 80, of Union Grove, passed away November 25, 2018 at his residence after a period of declining health.  Bud was born October 3, 1938 to the late Ernest Kenneth Mitchell and Alda Lee Prevette Mitchell.

Bud was a graduate of Union Grove High School and Kings Business College in Charlotte.

He was a veteran of eight years in the Air National Guard.   Bud was owner and operator of Southland Engine Center in Statesville and also worked for Junior Johnson and Terry Labonte race teams.  He enjoyed many hours of volunteer service on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, and Stone Mountain State Park in Wilkes County.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Gary Mitchell.

Those left to cherish his memory, three brothers; Jack D. Mitchell and wife Polly, of Mt. Airy, Colin Mitchell and wife Jan, of Union Grove, Kenny Mitchell of Union Grove, one sister; Alice M. Smith and husband Richard, six nieces and nephews; Lynn Mitchell, Bryant Johnston, David Mitchell, Randy Mitchell, Sharon Mitchell, and Angela Caudle.

Interment will be private with the family at a later date.

Condolences may be emailed to the Mitchell family by clicking the link below. Chapman Funeral Home is assisting the family of Alton Ernest “Bud” Mitchell.

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My memories of Bud from our childhood are so happy may he rest in the everlasting peace of God
Cousin Jean
Jean Tabashnik - Beverly Hills, MI
I'm so sorry for your loss  my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Anette Kerley - Hamptonville, NC

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