Robert Henry Mitchell, Sr.
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Funeral services for Robert Henry Mitchell, Sr. will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014, in the White Oaks Chapel of Alexandria with Reverend Lee Taylor officiating. Committal service will follow in the Alexandria Memorial Gardens under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home, Alexandria.
Robert, 99, of Forest Hill, entered eternal rest on Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Louisiana War Veteran's Home in Jackson, Louisiana. He was born on June 2, 1915 in Lecompte to the union of Thomas Joseph Mitchell and Georgia Whatley Mitchell. He graduated from Forest Hill High School in 1934 and studied horticulture at LSU in Baton Rouge. He was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service and retired in 1985. He was a member of the Amiable Baptist Church. Robert was an avid garden that loved flowers, azaleas, camellias, and a descendent of early day nursery families of Forest Hill. He lovingly passed on his admiration for gardening to his entire family. He was a loving husband, son, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his faithful and loving wife of 69 years, Jane P. Odom Mitchell; three brothers, Bill Mitchell, Joe Mitchell, and Jack Mitchell; and two sisters, Lenora Mitchell Taylor and Evelyn Mitchell Johnson.
He leaves behind to cherish his memories his loving family, one son, Robert Henry Mitchell, Jr. of Forest Hill; two daughters, Barbara Mitchell Larisey (Don) of Ventress and Brenda Mitchell Willis (Ray) of Tyler, Texas; five grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Pallbearers to serve will be Mitch Mizell, Jerry Holt, Curt Winegeart, Steve Winegeart, Blake Winegeart, and Tim Smith. Honorary pallbearer to serve will be Jake "Tiger" Winegeart.
Visitation will begin Wednesday, June 9, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., then Thursday, June 10, 2014, from 8 a.m. until service time in the chapel at 10 a.m.
The family gives special thanks to the staff of Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jackson for their loving care and compassion during the last years of his life.
Published in The Town Talk on July 9, 2014