STATESVILLE Robert Alan Mitchell, 55, of Statesville, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at M&M Dairy Farm. Born in Newport News, Va., he was a son of William Frank Mitchell who survives and the late Astri Aasland Mitchell. He graduated from North Iredell High School and was an avid dairy farmer. He worked seven days a week yet had many friends and won several chili cook offs and was known for cooking BBQ ribs for his family and friends. He also volunteered for the Harmony Volunteer Fire Department. On Nov. 18, 2000, he married the former Lori Myers, who survives. Also surviving are his stepmother, Gayle Mitchell of Olin; a stepdaughter, Logan Fox of Statesville; a grandson, Titus Parks of Statesville; and siblings, Bonnie Riddle, David Riddle Caitlyn Riddle, Aaron Riddle, Sharon Goodrich and Trey Goodrich and their children, Avery and Grant, all of Michigan. Also surviving are stepsiblings, Keely Ward, Chad Ward, Jackson Ward, Cooper Ward and Keith Smith; along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Thursday, July 18, at Nicholson Funeral Home with the Rev. Allen Lunsford officiating. Burial will follow in the Olin United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com. Memorials may be given to the Olin United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Claudette Feimster, 1816 Jennings Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 or to Union Grove Christian Church, 1855 W. Memorial Hwy., Union Grove, NC 28689. Nicholson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.