A lifelong resident of Elyria and a graduate of Elyria High School, he was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Mitchell enjoyed basketball and walking.
He will be sadly missed by his brothers, Roy L. Mitchell of Detroit, Michigan, Robert Mitchell of Ocoee, Florida, William Breland, Phillip Fitzpatrick and Terry Shilling, long time guardian and a host of other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Mitchell and Missouri Powell; grandmother, Sarah Hunt; uncle, James Burkes and other relatives.
Friends may call Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 5 P.M. until 7 P.M. Service will be Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 10 A.M. in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel, 127 W. Bridge St., Elyria, (440) 322-7788. Burial will follow in the Ohio Western Reserve National VA Cemetery in Rittman.