James Mitchell Sr.
James “Mitch” Bryant Mitchell Sr. , 84, of Paducah died at 10 a.m. Friday, February 22, 2013, at his home.
He was a former member of the Ninth Street Tabernacle Ministries, a graduate of the former Lincoln High School and West Kentucky Vocational School, where he was certified as a cobbler. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was formerly employed on the Delta Queen, at Cole Electric and Lumber Company, and the Paducah Country Club, and also served on the Paxton Park Golf Commission.
He is survived by one son, Connor Mitchell of Nashville, Tenn.; three daughters, Carolyn Mitchell of Matteson, Ill., Kathy Mitchell-Radford and Karen Mitchell, both of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrtle Lee Patterson Mitchell; his mother, Louella Brown; one son, James Bryant Mitchell Jr.; and four sisters.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Burks Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church with the Revs. Charlene Boone and Eddie Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.