James C. “Jim” Mitchell

July 19, 1929 ‒ December 23, 2014

Delaware, Ohio

James Mitchell

James C. “Jim” Mitchell, age 85 of Delaware passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born on July 19, 1929 at home in Delaware County to the late Emer Mitchell and Zella (Edwards) Mitchell Gallogly.  A graduate of Croton High School in 1947 he then served 34 years in the US Army retiring in 1984. He proudly served as the 136th Artillery property book officer for the State of Ohio retiring at the grade of CW4 Chief Warrant Officer.  In 1987 he worked for the Delaware County Sheriff as office manager, retiring again in 1991.

Jim was a member of the Condit Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 460, V.F.W. Post 8736 in Sunbury, Sunbury Eagles No 3614, and the 37th Division Officers Retirees Assoc. Jim’s family was an original Ohio Pioneer Family.

An avid reader of history, especially WW II and the Civil War, he possessed a large book collection. He also enjoyed working puzzles, bowling in his younger years, trotter and pacer racing, and was a fan of both blue grass and country music.

Happy go lucky in nature, he was known for his unique laugh. A lifelong resident of Delaware County, 16 winters were spent in the Riverview, Florida area. He was a true people person who engaged in good conversation. Jim seemed to always be happy and possessed many endearing qualities. Throughout his life he was blessed with many good times and travels and will be remembered for his likeable nature and warm smile.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of almost 47 years Weltha (Haning), son Timothy (Penny) Mitchell of Kalamazoo, MI, daughter Amy Mitchell of Grand Rapids, MI, 4 grandchildren Emily, Jamie, Hannah, Brittany, and 2 great-grandchildren Ada and Emma.

He was also preceded in death by his brothers Donald Mitchell and Frank Walker.

Friends may call from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware, where services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 29th, interment will follow in Trenton Cemetery with military honors provided by the honor guard of VFW Post No 8736.

The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Grady Hospital in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

  • Jim served our country with pride and dignity. He will be remembered by his long list of military friends. Jim was one of millions who served to protect and one in a million when singled out for his personality, integrity, trustworthiness, and long list of distinguished words that describe Jim. We will miss him till we meet again.

  • Jim was a dedicated soldier and a good friend. I will always remember his smile and laughter. My his memory heal the hurt of his passing. God Bless Jim and his family

  • Jim was one of the best Soldiers I ever had the pleasure of working with during my career with the Ohio Army National Guard. He was a perfect gentleman and great supervisor. He was instrumental in my career and was one of the reasons I began a Warrant Officer. He will be sadly missed by his military friend and his family.

  • Our thoughts are with you Weltha. Jim was the best uncle ever, always liked his smile and laugh.
    love you, Debbie,Don,Dave

  • Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers Weltha and family. Jim was a wonderful person and such a gentleman! We are proud to have known him and feel blessed to have called you both “Neighbor”.

  • Weltha
    We were not aware of Jim’s passing until just recently. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Jim was a ray of sunshine and he will be greatly missed.