SOUTHINGTON, Ohio – Willard Eugene “Hank” Mitchell, age 81 of Southington entered into eternal rest on Friday, July 7, 2017 at his home.
Hank was born on June 5, 1936 in Grafton, West Virginia, the son of Elbern Elwood and Goldie Gale (Bolyard) Mitchell.
Hank married the love of his life, the former Ruth Lee Richards on October 17, 1954. Hank and Ruth were blessed with 61 years of marriage until her passing on July 2, 2016.
Hank worked as a steel worker for Republic Steel in his earlier years. He then became a truck driver for CJ Rogers for over 30 years before retiring in 1996.
He enjoyed building diesel engines, rebuilding antique furniture, tractors and lawn mowers.
Memories of Hank will be carried on by his loving family; son, David (Jennifer) Mitchell of Southington; sisters, Willadene (Sam) Pisino, Carolyn Hovatter all of Grafton, West Virginia; brother, Glen (Jean) Mitchell of Southington and his grandson and his best buddy, Matthew Mitchell of Southington.
Hank was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth and his son, Willard E. Mitchell, Jr.
Per Hank’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
Private family services will be held.
Hank will be laid to rest with his wife at Graham Cemetery in Southington.
The family has requested that all donations be made to the MVI Hospice, 4891 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44505 in memory of Willard E. “Hank” Mitchell.
Arrangements have been entrusted to James Funeral Home where family and friends may send online condolences to his family.