Orville “Jack” Mitchell
Orville “Jack” Mitchell, age 90, of Branson, Missouri, passed away October 28, 2020. He was born April 10, 1930, in Anderson, Missouri, the son of Frank and Rose May (Greenup) Mitchell. Jack was joined in marriage November 22, 2008, to Linda (Sheffield) Mitchell. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
Jack proudly served our nation in the United States Marine Corps. He defended our nation’s freedom during the Korean War. After his service to his country, Jack worked for TWA Airline as a mechanic from 1952 until his retirement in 1986. In the mid-1990s, he moved to Branson. Jack enjoyed golf. He was a regular at Thousand Hills Country Club, where he had several holes-in-one and played more than anyone. Jack was a member of the First Baptist Church in Branson, ran marathons, enjoyed traveling the world, eating out, going on late night drives with his beloved dog Maggie, and spending time with his neighbors and friends at Branson Villas. Most of all, Jack had an unyielding love for the Lord, reading his Bible and sharing the gospel with his family and friends who he loved and cherished always. Jack will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 40 years, Sara Lu Mitchell, his second wife, Mary Jo Mitchell; a daughter, Betty Rose Wasmer; a sister, Faye Latty; as well as three brothers: Bob Mitchell, Ellis Mitchell and Bill Mitchell.
Jack is survived by his wife, Linda Mitchell; a daughter, Melinda (Phill) Baker of Mobile, Alabama; two granddaughters: Arlinda (David) Jennings of Lewisburg, Kansas, and Sara (Marcus) Oellrich of Barnett, Missouri; four great-grandchildren: Izabell Marie, Jackson, Eleanor, and Adeline; a sister-in-law, Sybil Mitchell of Blue Eye, Missouri; a cousin, Mary Jo of Noel, Missouri; and his dear friend, John Oldner.
Funeral services with full military honors will be held at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at First Baptist Church, Branson, Missouri, with Pastor Jeff Wilcox officiating.
Inurnment will be held at a later time in Lanagan Cemetery, Lanagan, Missouri.
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