Robert W. Mitchell Sr.
Robert Willis Mitchell Sr. 76, Warfordsburg, died Sunday October 23, 2011 at the Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md.
Born November 12, 1934, in Hancock, Md., he was the son of the late Jacob and Ester Landers Mitchell, and husband of Shirley Jean Hixon, who he married July 3, 1955 in Clear Spring, Md.
In his early years he worked for Hi-Lo Oil, Hudson Oil, News Oil, Thorton Oil and for many years was vice president of Highway Petroleum Sales in Hancock. For the last 20 years he was employed by AC& T of Hagerstown, Md.
He served in the U. S. Army Reserves.
He was a member of Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church, Hancock, and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1483, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Besides his wife he is survived by four children: Robert W. Mitchell Jr., and companion Marlene Eyles, Warfordsburg; Tina White and husband Jeff of Clear Spring, Md.; Gregory Mitchell and wife Connie (Cain) of Warfordsburg; Trica Miller; and husband Ross Jr. of Clearville; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four sisters: Janice Stotler, Bonnie Bagent, Molly Young and Jeanie Yost, all of Hancock; and sister- in- law Gladys Mitchell of Berkeley Springs.
He was preceded in death by brothers Wilbur “Bus” Mitchell and wife Wilma and Jim Mitchell.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Buck Valley Christian Church Warfordsburg. Rev. William Swope will officiate. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Grove Funeral Home, 141 W. Main St. Hancock, on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Buck Valley Christian Cemetery c/o Ambrose Ray, 13311 Millstone Circle, Hancock, MD 21750.