Robert T. "Bob" Mitchell Sr.

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BRADFORD — Robert T. "Bob" Mitchell Sr., age 78, of Bradford, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine.

Bob was born in Bradford on Dec. 26, 1939. He was an U.S. Army veteran; retired from GM/Inland with 31 years of service; a new owner of a Harley Davidson; avid NASCAR Racing Fan – Dale Earnhardt "3."

He enjoyed bowling with his family at Covington Bowl; loved working on his Cushman Scooters, lawnmowers that he would repair and sell; enjoyed painting cars, gardening, camping, fishing, boating, carpentry, playing cards and rebuilding golf carts. He was a "Master Tinkerer" – always on the go – very competitive in everything he did.

Preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Helen (Hayslett) and Ivan Crowell; and three half-sisters, Rozella Crowell, Barb Crowell, and infant, Diane Crowell.

Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn S. (McGlinch) Mitchell; three children, Robert T. Jr and Patti Mitchell of Bradford, Joyce Hocker and Mike Monnin of Ft. Loramie, Gary Mitchell of Bradford; grandchildren, Christopher Mitchell and fiancée, Jessica Lutz, Nicholas and Lorrene Mitchell, Nathan and Felicia Mitchell, Jacqua and Matt Rietschlin, Julia and Michael Paulus, Marissa Vencill and Billy Allen, Brandon Mitchell, Dylan Mitchell, Chelsi and Josh Schultz, Chad and Kaitlin Brown; 18 great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Delmar Crowell and Mike Crowell; half-sister, Donna Crowell; other relatives and friends.

Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday at Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford, with Pastor John Shelton officiating. Interment Harris Creek Cemetery, Bradford, with Military Honors by Veteran Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be left for the family at

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Stocker Fraley Funeral Home
131 W. Oakwood St.
Bradford, OH 45308
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Published in Piqua Daily Call from June 10 to June 11, 2018
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