John Wesley Mitchell, age 71 of Graceville, passed from this life on October 4, 2016 at his residence.
John was born on June 9, 1945 in Jackson County, Florida to Robert Cecil Mitchell Sr. and Mary Lee Birge. A lifelong resident of the panhandle, John worked as a Commercial Vehicle Driving Instructor for Washington-Holmes Vocational Technical Center. He served in the Army National Guard for 4 years.
He was preceded in death by his father: Robert Cecil Mitchell Sr.; brother: Edward Mitchell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Merita Ann Mitchell of Graceville, Florida; mother: Mary Lee Mitchell of Chipley, Florida; two sons: Wesley Mitchell and wife Kellie of Cottondale, Florida, Chad Mitchell and wife Briana of Cottondale, Florida; two brothers: Wayne Mitchell and wife Sharon of Chipley, Florida, Buddy Mitchell of Chipley, Florida; three sisters: Mary Nell Rustin and husband Kenneth of Chipley, Florida, Ann Scroggins and husband Charlie of Crestview, Florida, Martha Crawford and husband Lavon of Chipley, Florida; five grandchildren: Fallon Braxton, Kendall Mitchell, Kenzie Blank, Jenna Cartwright, Kayla Cartwright.
Graveside services will be held 10A.M. Friday, October 7, 2016 at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Cottondale, Florida with Rev. Shane Martin officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 5-7 P.M. October 6, 2016 at Obert Funeral Home in Chipley, Florida.