Virgil C. Mitchell II

March 05, 1955 ‒ October 04, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Virgil Clyde Mitchell II, 65, of Marion passed away Sunday evening, October 4, 2020 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.

He was born March 5, 1955 in Delaware to Virgil Mitchell I and Revella (Jordan) Wilson.

Virgil was a graduate of Rutherford Hayes High School, class of 1977. There he played 4 years of football and 2 years of wrestling. He went on to work as a masonry, second generation owner/operator of Mitchell Construction. He had a love of cars, trucks, racing, basketball, and shooting pool.

He was a kind soul, had a deep love for all of his grandchildren, great-grandchild and family. He would always make a point to say how much he loved you. He will be remembered for his bright friendly personality, larger than life smile, spontaneity, and his contagious laugh that could bring you to tears. He was a bright presence in people’s lives and will be sadly missed.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Revella (Larry) Wilson of Delaware; bonus mother, Snobia Mitchell; daughter, Latoya Mitchell of Delaware; grandchildren, Brittany, Cassius, Clai, Chevelle, Laila, and Clyde Mitchell, Ava Peffers, Jabraya Ross, and Jayla Martin; great-grandchild, Amayah Payne; sisters, Elley Wilson of Delaware, Synthia (Darryl) Shannon of Hilliard and Yolanda (Tommy) Terry of Ostrander; brothers, Jeffrey Mitchell of Delaware, Vance (Debbie) Herrell of Tennessee, Anthony Herrell of Nevada, Lamont (Roxanne) Shelton of Marion, and Roy Shelton of Philadelphia, Pa; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Virgil was preceded in death by his father Virgil Mitchell I, son Virgil Mitchell III, best friend Fred Hall, brother Tony Shelton, maternal grandparents Alpheaus and Eva Jordan, and paternal grandparents Robert and Mildred Mitchell.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William St., Delaware, where a time of sharing will follow at 4:00 pm.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Mitchell family.

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  • My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. Virgie was so full of life! He would always have that wide grin of his whenever you saw him. He always warmed my heart and never failed to give me a big kiss. I will miss him, as I know every one that knew him will. It seemed like everybody knew Virgie!

    May God comfort you as only He can. May He give you strength when yours is gone and may He grant you peace that passes understanding.

  • So sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family during this difficult time.

  • In 1971 my father was building a house for us all and guess who did concrete work in the patio turned out beautiful and you guessed it it was Virgie when mother was bedridden from her stroke and needed a wheelchair to get around who formed that beautiful concrete walkway to help her transport from wheelchair to car God bless you Virgil Mitchell prayers are to the family and all but just remember if you think of him all you can do is smile and be happy that’s what he represented rest in peace

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Virgils passing. He was a great man. His smile will be missed. Family and friends will be in my thoughts.

  • I will always remember Virgie and his terrific smile and laughter. He was an easy going and welcoming person. I remember so well the fun Virgie and Fostein always had together. My condolences to his loved family.

  • Always smiling, friendly and willing to help others. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to Virgil’s family.

  • Sorry to hear of his pasting. I know him all my life. His dad and my dad and him use to do jobs together back in the day. He will be truly missed by all.

  • Virgil you always brightened my day when I saw you with that big smile of yours I can never remember you being in a bad mood I remember those days we shared at Hayes The football we played together I have many fond memories The class of 73 has lost a great guy RIP my friend

  • Virgil you will truly be missed . Some one who new concrete work and i will remember
    you every time i sit on my front porch and all the many jobs you did for me . And will always remember are younger years street racing . Remember times spent in your
    garage working on your Chevelle . And even as we got older we didn’t hang out together
    every time i seen you we always looked back on the good old days. And your laugh and
    smile . will be missed.

  • Virgil was a very good man & as all have stated always had that big ole smile. May God be with all in this time of sorrow. RIP Virgil

  • wow…. not sure that any words will help. Please know that we both thought a lot of Virg. Revella, Jeff, Vance, Tony and the rest of the family…. you are in our prayers. We both have our stories but perhaps not everyone would appreciate. Virg was loving of all people…. Bryan says “happy man”. He just laughed through life and cared for his own. So sad to feel the loss…. especially when they are ripped out of your life suddenly. But you have to know that he has a new body and is very pleased to see the ones in Heaven. We will see him again.
    Lots of Love,
    Becca (Richmond) and Bryan Cantrell

  • “Big Unc”- I can remember when he took me under his wing and gave me my first laborer job raking concrete and throwing blocks down into a hole prepping to set walls for a basement. His son Virgie was my special reference. Lol…Still one of the hardest days I worked!!! I’ll never forget that day because at the end of it I felt like I created something special and I got a nice chunk of change for it. Virgil, his father, brother Jeff, and son Virgie gave me the confidence I needed to create my own BLACK owned business and helped create the drive I have to never work for anyone again! I love them all but “Big Unc” you’ll be missed dearly! When he smiled it was so huge his eyes would damn near close completely!

  • My Deepest Sympathy to all the Mitchell family.
    Virg was a great guy always smiling and teasing when I would run into him.
    R.I.P. Brother you surely will be missed by a lot of people.

  • My sympathy goes out to the Mitchell family as Virgie was one of a kind. Virgie’s smile was contagious, as no matter what, he put a smile on my face and always made me laugh. RIP my friend.

  • Extremely sadden to hear of Virgil’s passing.
    He was a wonderful, kind, fun and extremely funny guy. What a smile and a laugh he had!
    He brought laughter & a good time with him every where he went.
    So sorry for your loss. He will he missed.

    Our Condolences,
    Past and Present Staff of Club 185

  • I’m so sorry to to hear of Virgil 1’s passing. Virgil was the sweetest , kindest young man. I would see Virgie, in Columbus , Virgie would always take the the time to talk to me. I never seen Virgie when he was not smiling, with those dimples. I give my deepest sympathy, to all his family. may God comfort you in your loss, especially his mother.

  • I will always remember that smile on Virgil’s face. He definitely loved his cars. We would cruise the streets of Delaware back in the 70’s and one summer night he convinced me to switch hoods on our Novas. I’m looking forward to seeing him again where there isn’t any death or loss. RIP brother!

  • Sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing he was a great guy. I knew him many years ago and we would always joke and have a good time, I considered him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Virgil’s family. He was a great guy in high school and always had a smile and laugh to share. Peace to Virgil and to his family. Let your special memories help you through this sad time.

  • We have known each other since High School….
    Even though you were born a couple of years before me you were born the same month and day…. We always said what we thought to each other even when we knew the other wouldn’t like it, that is what friends do…. We could joke around with each other even after almost throwing fists at each other…. You were one of a kind and your smile when joking around is already missed!!
    I’m sorry that I didn’t make it to your service but I had a sinus infection and a severe headache that turned into a migraine headache but yoj know that I would’ve been there if that wasn’t the case…
    Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your friend,


  • I am saddened to learn this news about such a kind hearted man. Just two months ago I met Virgil as he helped create the best driveway in the world for us. Each morning, his smile and laughter would light up my day. I made it a point to talk with him as he would simply emote happiness. He would fill up his surroundings with his giant personality. I consider myself fortunate to have been blessed by knowing such a gentle, kind man.

    My wife, Sherry and I extend prayers, blessings, and love to the family during this difficult time. We do rejoice that Virgil is spreading joy in heaven.

    Karl and Sherry Haught