Bernard Lee Mitchell

February 22, 1953August 9, 2019

Bernard Lee Mitchell, 66, of Louisville, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at his home.  He retired from Dynacraft in 2015 after 23 1/2 years of service.  His home state was West Virginia, but moved to Kentucky 1974.  He loved to play lead guitar and played in numerous country music bands over the years.  He started playing in bands in the 7th grade, and was an avid Beatles fan.  He was preceded in death by his father, Ray L. Mitchell; and his brother, Larry R. Mitchell.  Bernie is survived by his wife and companion of 21 years, Barbara Mitchell; his mother, Tressie Vay Mitchell; three stepsons, Chris Summitt (Ammie), David and Sean Conlon; his sister, Frances Majoris (Rick); sister-in-law, Susie Mitchell; two grandchildren, Michael and Courtney; along with a host of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Mt. Washington Cemetery.  Friends may visit from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. Tuesday.  The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Norton Cancer Institute for helping take care of Bernie the last 2 years.


Barbara and family, My sincerest sympathy to you on the loss of Bernie. Praying for God to give you peace and comfort. Much love, Doris Roark Goodman & family
Barbara- My Uncle Bernie was a wonderful man and will be missed. I'll always remember him for his kind and gentle demeanor and for his love of music and animals. Thank you for looking after him during his illness. He really was blessed to have you in his life. Regards, Matt, Kelly, Celia, and Ryan Mitchell
Barbara and family I know Bernie is at ease now. I'm sorry for your loss. Take Care Don