Billy Gene Mitchell

Billy Gene Mitchell

Billy Gene Mitchell, 88, of Princeton, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

A son of the late Moscoe and Naomi Tandy Mitchell, he was a retired superintendent for Princeton Golf and Country Club and was a member of Princeton First Baptist Church, the Elks and V.F.W. He owned and operated the Billy Mitchell Lawncare business for the last 20 years and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kentucky Turf Grass Association in 2018. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jane Franklin Mitchell; a brother, Donnie Mitchell; and a sister, Carol Mitchell.

Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Cotthoff and husband David of Hopkinsville; a son, William “Bill” Mitchell and wife Greta of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren, Amber, Joshua, Mitchell and Ashley; four great-grandchildren, Lilly, Hudson, Caroline and Luke.

Memorial visitation was held Sunday, June 23, from 3 p.m. to the service time at 5 p.m. at Princeton First Baptist Church., with the Rev. Bill Mitchell officiating.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to Princeton First Baptist Church, Student Missions, 300 W. Main St., Princeton, Ky. 42445.

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Morgan’s Funeral Home in Princeton was in charge of arrangements.