James C. “Jim” Mitchell
July 19, 1929 ‒ December 23, 2014
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.