Mitchell Dewey, loving husband, dad, brother, uncle, papa, great-papa, and friend, passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2021, in Austin, Texas, surrounded by his family at the age of 58. Mitchell was born on April 4, 1963, in Blackwell, Oklahoma, to James and Sandra K. (Bass) Dewey. He was the second child of five siblings.
Mitchell was raised in Blackwell, where he attended Blackwell High School. He was passionate about football, wrestling, and track. He graduated in 1981.
Mitchell married his high school sweetheart, Terry Howard, in Ponca, Oklahoma, on Nov. 19, 1983. They were happily married for 38 years. Mitchell was a proud father of three children: Brian, Eric, and Rachel Dewey.
In 1983, Mitchell and Terry moved to Fort Hood, Texas, where he was stationed with the Battery First Battalion, 77th Field Artillery, First Cavalry Division. He was honorably discharged in 1985 and then moved to Marble Falls, Texas, where he worked for Texas Granite for 13 years and then Artistic Granite for 26 years. Mitchell was passionate about working for the Granite Shoals Fire Department, where he was a lieutenant and safety officer for 10 years.
Mitchell loved watching Oklahoma Sooners football games on Saturdays and enjoyed thrill seeking, which included skydiving, cliff diving, and playing sports with the kids and grandkids. He enjoyed playing golf on Saturdays with his boys. He enjoyed deep sea fishing and vacationing with his family at the beach in the summertime and having lots of family gatherings with his wife, kids, and grandkids.
Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sandra Dewey; baby sister, Jaylyn Dewey; older brother, Johnny Dewey; paternal grandparents, Fern and Frances Finley; and maternal grandparents, John R. and Maxine Bass.
Mitchell is survived by wife Terry Dewey; son Brian and wife Jennifer Dewey of Marble Falls; son Eric Dewey of Kingsland; daughter Rachel Dewey of Burnet; grandchildren Ryan and wife Nataile Dewey of San Angelo, Nathan and wife Sydney Mezger, Tyran Dewey, Jordan Dewey, and Brylee Dewey, all of Marble Falls, Dylan Dewey, Alexis Dewey, Destiny Dewey, all of Kingsland, and Jalynn Roper, Preslie Dewey, and Colton Thompson, all of Burnet; great-grandchildren LoriAnn Dewey, Alayah Dewey, and Loren Mezger; sisters Shanie and husband John Day of Oklahoma and Sheri and husband Jeff Day of Louisiana; and many nieces and nephews, family, and friends.
A viewing is 5-8 p.m. Dec. 16 at Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls. A funeral service is 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at the funeral home. A graveside service is at Lakeland Memorial Cemetery on Park Road 4 followed by a reception at The First Assembly of God Church, 96 Main St. in Marble Falls, for food and refreshments.