Robert Joseph Mitchell, 86, of Linton, passed away at 5:04 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004 at Greene County General Hospital.
Born Aug. 25, 1918 in Smith Township, Greene County, he was the son of John Wiley "Aud" and Jewie (Owen) Mitchell.
He graduated from Worthington-Jefferson High School in 1936. He was an army veteran of World War II. He was the owner of a grocery store in Lyons and also worked at Peabody Coal Co., retiring in 1982. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Linton and the Masonic Lodge of Switz City.
Survivors include: his wife Geraldine (Phillips) Mitchell of Linton; his daughter Beth L. and her husband Howard W. Watts of Oldsmar, Fla.; two grandchildren, Bradly Mark Watts of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Keely Elizabeth Watts of Oldsmar, Fla.; and his great-grandchild Brynn McKenzie Watts.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Ruth (Kramer) Mitchell.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel with Nick Moore and Warren Shake officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, and after 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Masonic service will be given by the Switz City Masonic Lodge at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.