Jack Carson Mitchell, age 84, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at his home. Born Dec. 5, 1928 in Bedford; he was the only child of the late Virginia Watson and Rucker T. Mitchell. Jack was a member and Deacon of Bedford Baptist Church. He retired as an Agent and District Manager of Southwestern Life Insurance Company with 30 years of service. Jack was a WWII
disabled Navy Veteran. He was also a former member of the Bedford County of Board of Supervisors, representing District 7. He was a 50 year member of Marshall Masonic Lodge #39, a member of Lynchburg Scottish Rite, a member of Bedford and Lynchburg Shrine Clubs where he was active in The Clown Unit, and Jack was a past member of the Kazim Shine Temple. Jack is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maxine Otey Mitchell; two daughters, Virginia M. Murphy and husband, Danny of Chesapeake and Kay M. Foster and husband, Curtis of Forest; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 11 am, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Bedford Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. David L. Henderson officiating. Interment followed in St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund, c/o Jimmy Zimmerman, 1756 Three Otters Road, Bedford, VA 24523. To send condolences online please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com
. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, (540)-586-3443.