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(November 5, 1944 – April 22, 2013)

Larry L. “Buck” Mitchell, 68, of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center on April 22, 2013. Larry was born on Nov. 5, 1944 in Midland to the late Clarence and Luella (Lavere) Mitchell. On Aug. 31, 1980 Buck married his sweetheart Belva Boursaw in Midland. Buck was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved watching cowboy movies, but, his greatest joy was his grandchildren. Buck is survived by his loving wife Belva; son Larry (Kristi) Mitchell of Midland; stepsons, Greg (Karen) Shaler of Spring Lake, Joe (Terri) Shaler of Otsego; stepdaughters, Debbie (Mick) Lyon of Mt. Pleasant, Anita Keidel of Midland, Gina Barrett of Midland, Betty (Jason) Tronjo of Midland; 15 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and sister Arlene Cummings of Midland. Buck was predeceased by his sisters Betty Joann Boursaw, Caroline Moore, Andrea Ripke and his brother Al. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday April 25, 2013 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, with Jerry Beebe officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Thursday from 10 am until the time of the service. Interment will take place at Homer Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Buck’s family in his name.Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com