Edward Leroy "Eddie" Mitchell, 88, of Washington C.H. died Friday, March 1, 2013, at 10:34 a.m. at the Country Glenn Nursing and Therapy Center where he had been a resident since April 2007.
Eddie was born October 16, 1924, in London, Ohio to Walter and Rose Harris Mitchell. He was a graduate of Washington High School where he was a star football player. He lived most of his life in this community.
Before his retirement, he was an expeditor at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton.
Eddie was a manager with the Washington Little League from its inception in 1955 until 2007. He was inducted in the Washington Little League Hall of Fame. He also coached Pony League football for several years and was an avid Ohio State fan.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and served aboard the USS West Point and was a member of Homer Lawson Post #653 of the American Legion.
Eddie was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ben Mitchell and a sister, Alice Davis.
He is survived by his wife, the former Iola Lorie Davis; a son, Mike Mitchell of Savannah, GA; six grandsons, Scott Mitchell and his wife, Nicole, of Washington C.H., Mike Mitchell of Savannah, Marc Kelley of Rogers City, MI, Justin Kelley who is stationed with the U.S. Air Force in the state of Washington, Quinton Lucas of Savannah and Alex Mitchell of Cincinnati.
The funeral will be Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the Second Baptist Church, 828 Columbus Avenue, with the Rev. Lester Sanders, Jr., pastor at the church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Wednesday until time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington Court House Little League, Inc., P.O. Box 122, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.