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Melvin C. "Mick" Mixell, Jr., 63, of Newville, peacefully passed away with family by his side on Sunday, May 23, 2010, in his home. He was born on Thursday, March 6, 1947, in Carlisle, son of the late Melvin C. Mixell, Sr. and Ethel R. (Highlands) Mixell.

Mick was a 1965 graduate of Big Spring High School. He retired in 1998 from PennDoT after 30 years of service in highway maintenance. After retiring from PennDoT, Mick owned and operated M. C. Mixell Trucking for several years. He was a member of Big Spring Fish & Game Assoc., Carlisle Eagles Aerie 1299, Chambersburg Moose Lodge, Shippensburg American Legion and V.F.W. Posts, National Rifle Assoc., where he volunteered for 10 years with the Youth Hunter Education Challenge and a life member of the Newville American Legion. Mick was also a member of the South Central Outdoors for Youth for nearly 15 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 40 years, Darlene J. (Bouder) Mixell, a daughter, Melanie L. Mixell (and her fiancÚ, Thomas Fernengel) of Newville, two sons; Melvin C. "Mike" Mixell, III of Plainfield and Matthew J. Mixell (and his fiancÚ, Teri Troy) of Newville, a sister, Deborah C. Kennedy of Carlisle, six grandchildren; Marlee Mixell, Asher Bower, Logan Bower and Sequoia, T. J. and Mary Fernengel, one great-grandson, his mother-in-law, Jean Bouder of Newville and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2010, in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Jeff Kettering officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Visitation will be on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to N.R.A. - Y.H.E.C., C/O Jan Taylor, Hunter Services Dept., 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030.

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Dear Darlene and family: 
 You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Dan and I always enjoyed talking with you two.
Take care.
Pam Duncan, Dan Beam

Darlene and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Mick's passing, Mick was a great guy, and most definitely a dedicated husband and father.  We have very fond memories of our wild archery shooting days with Mick, you and the boys at the BSFG for many years.  Mick was always a fun person to be around and a good friend.  We will miss him.  We will keep you all in our hearts and prayers.

John and Sherry Epley

 This for our extended family in Pa. All of the Mixell's in Fl. want to say our prayers for you and your family. So sorry that we can't be there, but Mick will be sadly missed by all of us. Love, Joy

Joy Myers
I have known "Mick" for many years and considered him a wonderful friend. I am sorry to see his untimely passing. He will be greatly missed by both his family and all of his friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Joe Bowen, COL (R), USA
 Darlene, Tink, Mike & Matt....
I'm so sorry to hear about Mick. I have so many great memories. He was a terrific man, and a good friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time!

Terri Bennett Boyer

 We were sorry to hear about Mick.
If there is anything we can do for you, please feel free to call.  I know the boys will be upset when they get home and find out he is gone.  But we'd like to think he is in some excellent company.  I think Shannon may have been there waiting.  We like to think she helps people she knows get to where they need to be.  Once again, if you need anything just pick up the phone.

Donna & Gene

My deepest sympathies go out to your entire family.  God bless.

Mark Carbaugh
Darlene and family,
We are very sorry for your loss it has been a great experience to know Mick and he will be missed.

Bill & Kristen Morrow & Boys
Mick always seemed larger than life to me,  always joking & always on the move.  He will be missed by many.  May God help you all through the this difficult time.

Lorrie Mixell
Darlene and Family
 Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
When God calls our loved ones home he leaves a gift of memories in exchange try and remember those who love will be reunited in eternity.

Fran & Bill Bailey ( Ricks Mom& Dad )
We both want to express our sympathy to the Mixell family. We knew Mick back when he was a teenager.  He was a good friend.

 Donnie and Renee Shaffer

 Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  We have very fond memories of "Mick" during numerous gun raffles and activities (archery) at the BSFG.  He will be missed by all.

Frank & Dixie Magni

Dear Darlene,
We are very sorry to read of Mick's passing.  We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family.  Our thoughts and hearts go out to you.

Wes & Mona Ketner, Pondview


Darlene, I'm so sorry to hear of Mick's death. My sincerest sympathy.  May the good memories sustain you.

Rita Schlansky


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