Dennis “Mitch” Mitchell, 65, of Wilmington, Ohio (formerly of Murray City, Ohio) died 2:50 PM, Friday, April 6, 2012 at Kettering Medical Center. His wife, Shirley Mitchell, whom he married October 11, 1986, survives. Mr. Mitchell was born March 4, 1947 in Nelsonville, Ohio, son of the late Walter and Charlotte Spencer Mitchell. He was a graduate of Murray City High School and served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
Mr. Mitchell retired after 35 years with American Electrical Power. A devoted Legionnaire, Mr. Mitchell held several offices within the American Legion. He was a past Commander of the American Legion Post 49, and was currently serving as its Finance Officer. He was a past District Commander of the Fourth District American Legion. He was a Department Committee Chairperson of the Ohio Department of American Legion. He was a lifetime member of the Nelsonville VFW. He was also currently serving as commissioner of the Clinton County Veteran’s Service Committee.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Mitchell is survived by two daughters, Tina (Darren) Brown of Clarksville, Ohio and Dawn (Chris) Shumaker of Wilmington, Ohio; six brothers, Steve (Janet) Mitchell of Nelsonville, Ohio, Jan (Jennifer) Mitchell of Pleasantville, Ohio, Jeff (Terry) Mitchell of Shade, Ohio, Rick Mitchell of Murray City, Ohio, Doug (Carmen) Mitchell of Glouster, Ohio, and Mike (Sondra) Mitchell of Lancaster, Ohio; a sister, Marsha (Dave) King of Canal Winchester, Ohio; three grandchildren, Kelsey Brown, Taylor Shumaker, and Katlyn Shumaker; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 958 W. Main Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Rev. Robert G. “Bob” Baker officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Fourth District American Legion and the American Legion Post 49 Memorial Squad. A meal for family and friends will be held at the American Legion Post 49, 140 E. Locust Street, Wilmington, Ohio immediately following the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.