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Mark K. Mitchum

July 24, 1953 — June 13, 2024

McKenzie, TN

Mark K. Mitchum

Services for Mark Kendrick Mitchum, 70, will be held Sunday, June 23, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. in the Cedar Avenue Chapel of Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Luke Mitchum officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 23, from 12:30 until service time.

 Mark Mitchum passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was born on July 24, 1953, in Fort McClellan, Alabama to Bette Marie Smith and Dwyer Kendrick Mitchum. With his mother’s second marriage, Max M. (Buddy) Edwards became a second father. 

A scholar of Memphis Theological Seminary, M.DIV., the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, M.A. and B.A., his innate curiosity shaped his long, successful career path as creative director, professor, bank executive, communications consultant, strategic planner, writer and poet. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his father’s second wife Janie Carolyn Mitchum and a great-niece Lila Ruth Griffin. He is survived by his wife Svjetlana Vojvodic, sons Brooks McKendrick (Analis) Mitchum, Charles Luke (McKenzie) Mitchum and Witt Wallace Mitchum, siblings Mary Ann Edwards (Steve) Baker, Carie Neal Mitchum (Dan) Bradfield, Kathy Edwards (Jeff) Meyers, Lora Lee Mitchum (Rick) Goforth and Thomas Howard (Dian) Edwards, the mother of his sons, Sherry Nelson Mitchum, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Serving as pallbearers will be Brooks Mitchum, Luke Mitchum, Witt Mitchum, Blake Goforth, Brian Stafford and Jake Horn. Honorary pallbearers will be Lute McCaslin, Seth Stafford, Ryan Griffin, Mark Goforth, Terry Howell, Ross Hostetter, Evan Jarrett and Zach Jarrett. 

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Visitation

Sunday, June 23, 2024

12:30 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home

1740 Cedar St, McKenzie, TN 38201

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 23, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home

1740 Cedar St, McKenzie, TN 38201

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