Garland R. Mitchem

November 01, 1942 ‒ November 19, 2020

Warsaw, Ohio

Garland R. Mitchem, age 78, of Warsaw passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the Genesis Healthcare in Zanesville.

He was born on November 1, 1942 in Matoaka, West Virginia to the late Roscoe and Elva Mae (O’Dell) Mitchem Sr.  Garland was employed and retired from Airtron in Columbus as a commercial installer.

He is survived by his loving wife, of over 58 years, Nancy (Eckelberry) Mitchem; his daughters Mary Mitchem, Teresa (Rodney) Haynes; his son David (Kara Hatcher) Mitchem; two step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and his brother Roscoe Mitchem Jr.

In addition to his parents, Garland was preceded in death by his sisters, Georgia Hill, Ruby Harrah, Jean Moomaw; and his brother Denny Mitchem.

In keeping with Garland’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.  The family will observe a private service at a later date.

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  • Dearest Nan & Family, Knowing that death is a part of life still doesn’t make it any easier. His laugh, sense of humor, and memories will get you through the dark days of him no longer being with you. With love and deepest sympathy, Martha & Jeremy

  • I just heard the news and my heart is breaking. The best co-SPARKY my daddy ever had. I loved him dearly from way back when. Nancy, Mary, Teresa and David- I love y’all and know that I’m here if any of you ever just need an ear. All my sympathy and love

  • Nancy: So very sorry for your loss. He was a big part of your life. May you many memories help you through this hard time

  • Nancy & Family,
    So very sorry for the loss of Garland. I had only known him a short time from dialysis. It was a pleasure to get the opportunity to be one of his Dialysis Technicians. He will be missed by all of us here at Dialysis! I pray that you can find comfort in the memories you have of him!

  • Our deepest sympathy to Garland’s family. Garland was one of our favorite patrons at the Library in Mt. Vernon. He was ALWAYS a joy to wait on. He was ALWAYS kind and appreciative for anything we did for him. Not many GENTLEMEN around like Garland anymore! He will be truly missed by me and my staff. I always looked forward to seeing Garland and Nancy come in. Hope the family can find joy in your memories of Garland. I loved his stories of West Virginia when he was a kid and about him and Nancy going berry picking……bet you have many more…

    Teresa & Yvonne
    and the rest of the staff at the
    Public Library of Mt. Vernon.

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