BATH — Leverett “Tink” R. Mitchell, 68, a lifelong resident of Bath, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

He was born in Bath on April 26, 1948, a son of Sherman H. and Elaine H. (Munsey) Mitchell Sr. He attended Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in the Class of 1967. He entered the United States Navy serving in two tours in the Vietnam War and received the Bronze Star. Tink was employed at Bath Iron Works for eight years and then for the Bath Fire Department for 27 years where he served as Chief for the last four years. On April 23, 2005 he married Diane Maney. He operated his own roofing business for many years and was employed at Sable Oaks Horse Farm, the Bath Lodge of Elks, Hermit Island Campground and was a volunteer to many other organizations.

Tink was a member of the Bath Lodge of Elks, the Bath Sunrise Rotary and the VFW. He was very active in the community. As a member of the Bath City Council for seven years, he served on several boards and committees;

He was very active in assisting fellow veterans with contact information and transportation in regards to the V. A. Hospital in Togus.

He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and playing poker

Tink was predeceased by his mother, Elaine Mitchell, his father, Sherman Mitchell Sr. and one brother, Daniel Mitchell.

He is survived by his wife Diane Mitchell of Bath, one son, James Mitchell and his wife Angeline of Woolwich, one daughter, Heidi Barber of West Bath, two step sons, Jim Wagg and his wife Rhonda of Bowdoin and Brian Wagg and his wife Stephanie of Topsham, one step daughter, Theresa Pinkham of Brunswick, one brother, Sherman Mitchell Jr. and his wife Becky of West Bath, two sisters, Margaret Abbot and her husband David of Peabody, MA and Roby Scott and her husband Dennis of Lake Placid, NY, 12 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 PM on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. A celebration of Tink’s life will be held on Sunday at 1 PM at the Funeral Home with Fire Department and Military honors. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the American Legion Hall, 200 Congress Ave. in Bath. Burial will be in the spring at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath. Memorial contributions may be made online to the Diabetes Association search for a cure or mail to, 260 Cochituate Road, #200, Framingham, MA, 01701 or to Veterans Hospital in Togus, c/o Activities Fund, 1 VA Center Dr., Augusta, 04330

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