OAK GROVE -- David Mitchell Dew, 65, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Catfish Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Williams officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date in Catfish Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. prior to the service. Kannaday Funeral Home in Latta is assisting the family.Mitchell was born in Dillon, SC, on July 11, 1955, the son of the late John Major and Sara White Dew. Mr. Dew graduated from Latta High School and later in 1975 from Florence-Darlington Technical College. He retired from Lake City Environmental Control Waste and Water. Mitchell's dedication to his career was shown in his membership with the South Carolina Rural Water Association.He was a member of Woodmen of the World. Mitchell was also instrumental in the beginning of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department. His faith in God was shown in his membership with Catfish Creek Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and the Men's Ministry. Mitchell also enjoyed hunting and was a past member of the Little Pee Dee River Hunting Club. Mr. Dew also loved farming and the great outdoors.He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Jane Smith Dew of the home; daughter, Sara Beth Dew of Latta; brother, James Earl Dew (Judy) of Temperance Hill; sister, Barbara Dew Smith (Charles) of Latta; sister-in-law, Toni Dew of Marion; grandchildren, David Makya Dew and Asa James Wilder Dew; and numerous nieces and nephews.Mitchell was preceded in death by his son, David Mitchell Dew, Jr.; brother, William Edward Dew and Lewis Major Dew, sister, Julia Ann Stokes; and brother-in-law, Wesley Stokes.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catfish Creek Baptist Church, 1495 Catfish Church Road, Latta, SC 29565.You may sign the online guestbook at www.kannadayfuneralhome.com. You may also call Kannaday Funeral Home at 843-774-7274 to have a member of our staff to sign the register book on your behalf. Due to the current health crisis (COVID-19) please practice social distancing.
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