William Mitchell

William G.


Weaverville - William G. Mitchell, 77, of Clark's Chapel Road, died Sunday, December 1, 2013.

Mr. Mitchell was born in Asheville and was a son of the late Murray J. and Ione Mitchell. He was an Army veteran and former Captain with the Asheville Fire Department. While with the department, he established the Running Code and the Arson Investigation Unit, being the department's first arson investigator.

He had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church since 1946.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Phyllis C. Mitchell; sons, Billy Mitchell of Gerton and Murray Mitchell and wife, Sherlynne, of Port Charlotte, FL; daughter, Jan Mitchell and granddaughter Mandolynne Weese of Weaverville; step-grandchildren,Paul, Eric and Laura Lynne, and one great-grandchild.

An informal visitation and receiving of friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MANNA Food Bank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

The on-line register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.



Funeral Home

Groce Funeral Home
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 252-3535

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2013