Charles Eugene Mitchell(1947 - 2014)

Charles Eugene Mitchell

Charles Eugene Mitchell born Sept 11, 1947, Linwood, CA, peacefully passed away in his Everett, WA home January 10, 2014. He was 66. Preceded in death by his parents Charles F. and Mary Mitchell. Chuck graduated from Glendora High School in 1965. Chuck proudly served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam where he received 3 purple hearts. Chuck started his Fire Fighting career with the U.S. Forest Service in Southern California. He retired as a Lieutenant from the Redmond, WA Fire Department in 2002. Chuck worked for the University of Washington and was self-employed in Hazardous-Material training. He loved his work which allowed him to travel abroad where he had an impact on many lives. In his free time, Chuck loved to travel, be outdoors, hunt, and fish. Mostly, Chuck loved his family and spending time with them. Chuck is survived by his children, Stacy (Kevin) Leith, Scott (Mo) Mitchell, Courtney (Matt) Gilbreath, Alex Mitchell; grandchildren, Ian, Gabe, Emma, Taytum, Drayson, Clara, Ayden, Violet, Haddassah, Owen and Josiah; his sister Barbara, his brother Steve and their children.

Services will be held at Mars Hill Everett in Everett, WA on Thursday January, 16th at 10:30 am, reception to follow. Memorial contributions can be sent to Charles' home at 217-A 126th St SE, Everett, WA 98208.

Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 14 to Jan. 15, 2014