Thomas H. Mitchell
1955 - 2018
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Thomas (Tom) Harry Mitchell, 62, of Upland, died peacefully on August 25th, 2018 surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife Anne, daughter Jessica, grandbabies Logen, Noble and Kyra, countless friends, and dozens of honorary nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and brother Allen Mitchell. Thomas was born on October 8th, 1955, in Upland California, to Ellsworth and Harriet Mitchell. He graduated from Alta Loma High School in 1973, and went on to study Business Administration at USC. After college, Tom came back to Upland and dedicated his career to honoring the legacy of the third-generation family business, Mitchell’s Plumbing, based in downtown Upland.

Tom was a lifelong “Havasu River Rat” and a competitive boat and ski racer. He was an thrill seeker and enjoyed hang gliding, barefoot water skiing, skydiving, and bungee jumping. Tom loved woodworking, fishing, playing guitar, and feeding hummingbirds. Tom has been a member of the Elks Lodge since he was 18, and has taught Hunter Safety Courses for the Department of Fish and Wildlife for over 25 years.

Tom had an infectious laugh and a heart of gold that has touched everyone that had the privilege of calling him a friend. He is known for his sense of humor, larger than life personality, and loyalty to his friends and family. Thomas dedicated his life to his wife, his daughter and grandbabies, his friends, and his community. The world is a better place because of the impact Tommy Mitchell had on it, and the void caused by his death will be immeasurable.

Celebration of Life to be held at a later date, details to follow.



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Published in Daily Bulletin on Aug. 28, 2018.
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September 9, 2018
Very sorry for your loss and grief; may the promise at John 6:40 give you comfort and peace.
August 30, 2018
Tom was a great guy and an asset to his friends, family and Mitchell's Plumbing. May he RIP!
Ann Wucherpfennig - Davis
August 30, 2018
I'm so sad to hear of Tom's passing. Can hear him laughing on his way to heaven.
Everyone in the Mitchell Family is dear to my heart. RIP my old friend.
Sally Casler Tadlock
August 30, 2018


To The Family accept my sincere condolences you are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, may the God of peace give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care of those that surrounds you and comfort in the memories that you and your loved one shared.
2 Thessalonians 3:16.
August 29, 2018
Tom and I became friends in 1964 at age 9. We used to ride his busted down mini-bike through the vineyards to Santolucito's market on the corner of Turner and Arrow. And then there was the 8th grade science experiment and we almost burned down the Mitchell's house. Many prayers for his family.
Wayne Robbins
August 29, 2018
Wayne Robbins
August 29, 2018
Tom was a rock, sunshine and vision here on earth. God has gained a new side kick to laugh with
joyce ashworth/lewis
August 28, 2018
May you rest in peace my dear friend!!
Anita Pool (Wallace)
August 28, 2018
pete koehler
August 28, 2018
Condolences, you will be missed.
David Wade
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