Les W. Mitchell

Les W. Mitchell, 60, of Spartanburg, passed away on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Born in Chicago, Il, Les was the son of the late Mitch Wegierek and Stella T. Bergman.

He is survived by his children, Luke Mitchell and Emily Mitchell; his sisters, Teresa Shelf (Chip), and Lisa Ackerman; and his nieces & nephews, Lydia Shelf, Katie Ackerman, Michael Shelf, Lindsay Ackerman, and Tommy Ackerman. He was preceded in death by his niece, Sarah Shelf.

Les graduated from Clemson University with his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1984 and his Master’s in 1986. He enjoyed motorcycling, sports, construction projects, and was always willing to lend a hand to those he loved.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm in the Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service.

Inurnment will be private for the family in Cannon Byrd Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Temple B’nai Israel , 146 Heywood Ave, Spartanburg SC 29302.

Condolences to the family of Les W. Mitchell

  • Dearest Luke and Emily,

    I am so very sorry for your loss and extend my deepest sympathies as you travel this part of your journey. May the Holy Spirit be present as you feel comfort, strength, and love as the difficult days ahead unfold.

    In Christ’s Love,
    Debbie Richardson

  • Thelma Ballew
    2 years ago

    Teresa and family, sorry to hear of Les passing. Prayers for all. Love you, Thelma and Kirby Ballew

  • Mark Lewitt
    2 years ago

    Luke and Emily
    Having known you both since before you were born I have had the greatest fortune of watching you both grow up alongside my own kids.

    Your dad was the greatest…. And not just as a Chicago Pollock . The greatest period.

    He was the greatest friend I ever had. One who shared lots of ups and downs and one I loved unconditionally.

    He will be missed… but what memories and stories he left behind with me.

    God bless.

  • Rhonda Amick Hupfauer
    2 years ago

    So sad to see that my college sweetheart has gone to Heaven.So sorry for all of the family!Teresa,Chip,and Lisa, I have so many wonderful memories sitting on Stella’s couch and being goofy with Les. I sure did love him and kept in touch with him over the years.He was truly a special ,wonderful person! I will keep you all in my prayers and especially his children who he told me all about! I am sure we will see him again in Heaven one day.May God comfort and give you peace during this difficult time.

  • My heart is so broken as a result of this news.

    He will be missed by so many… He was like “My Brother”!

    His children, Luke and Emily are so beautiful inside and out and his sisters Teresa and Lisa are also so special!

    All his family and all of his close friends, lets come together and share his Life and memories and his many accomplishments and lets bring comfort to this family and lets all share in the spirit of his life!

    Les, was loved by so, so many!

    Les, was my “Best Friend”… and he was a great friend to many…

    “You” Sir, will be missed forever and the world is a better place because of you!

    From my family to yours, we Love, you all.
    Clifford “Roy” Williams

  • Darrell Curry
    2 years ago

    Luke & Emily as you know the world stopped moving with your phone call . Thank you for being so brave,calm and mature. Les was always so proud of you both . I can see why. I met Les in summer of 1975 & we were family from that moment till present. I loved your dad with my very soul. You could not as for a greater friend or person. There are so many stories and laughter that we had together. Les , I love you RIP and till me meet again my friend.

  • Wesley Stoddard
    2 years ago

    I am saddened to hear of Les’ passing. He was a warm, kind gentleman and will be missed by his many friends. He was very proud of his children. We shared a common bond as Clemson alums .

  • Steve Gordin
    2 years ago

    Les was the epitome of a mensch, and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. My deepest condolences go out to Emily and Luke and the entire family. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Chris Henson
    2 years ago

    It has been an honor and privilege to call Les a great friend and co-worker for the past few years. We got to work on numerous construction projects together, and Les even twisted my arm (without much resistance on my part) to get back into motorcycle riding. He was always willing to lend a helping hand or words of encouragement when needed. He had a kind soul, and a spirit for adventure. It was an honor to ride with him enjoying the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Ride on to the heavens above, my friend! Ride On!

    You will be deeply missed,

    Chris & Shauna Henson

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