April 25, 1948 - December 11, 2015
Bob Mitchell, 67, died Friday, December 11, 2015. He was born April 25, 1948 in Jackson, TN, the son of Robert Samuel Mitchell and the late Marie James Mitchell. Bob graduated from Southside High School and earned a B.A. in History. He was former owner of Mitchell’s Body Shop, retiring in 2010. Prior to joining Mitchell’s Body Shop, he was associated with Truex Chevrolet. He served on the Madison County Commission and the McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport Authority. He retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard with the rank of Colonel and served during the Vietnam War as a pilot in the 281st Assault Helicopter Company, the first Special Operations Helicopter Company in the United States Army. Bob is survived by three daughters, Melissa Mitchell Spence and husband Andy of Jackson, TN, Amy Mitchell Bechtol and husband Nate of Hickory, North Carolina, Shelley Mitchell Carter and husband Barry of Beech Bluff, TN, his father, Robert Samuel Mitchell of Jackson, TN, two sisters, Judy Mitchell Lyell of Portland, TN, Janet Mitchell Smith of Jackson, TN, and five grandchildren, Hayden Spence, Harrison Spence, William Bechtol, Anna Bechtol, and Benjamin Bechtol. He was preceded in death by his wife Sherry in 2014 and his mother, Marie James Mitchell. SERVICES; Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:00AM in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors with Rev. Bill Luther officiating. Burial will follow with full military rights at Highland Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 4:00PM until 6:00PM at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to 281st Scholarship Fund, c/o Walt Pikul, P. O. Box 41035, Fayetteville, NC 28309. Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 w. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305. 731.668.1111. www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com.
Bob Mitchell, 67, died Friday, December 11, 2015. He was born April 25, 1948 in Jackson, TN, the son of Robert Samuel Mitchell and the late Marie James Mitchell. Bob graduated from Southside High School and earned a B.A. in History. He was... View Obituary & Service Information
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