Jack Holland Mitchell, 80, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008 at a local nursing home.
Visitation will be Monday, February 18, 2008 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy. 277 South. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Rob Nichols officiating; burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park
Jack was born on February 27, 1927 in Houston, TX to Claude and Margaret Mitchell. He was raised in Kansas City, MO with his mom and step dad D.L. Gunnels. He served in the United States Navy. He married Evelyn Elder on November 23, 1949 and they had two daughters, Linda and Cheryl. In 1957 they moved to Abilene. He was a mason and a golfer. In 1963 he and a friend started the Model A Club. Jack was a craftsman of many things, jewelry faceting, stained glass, woodworking, building furniture, wood carving, and working with leather. He also enjoyed music and could play many instruments and he enjoyed restoring old instruments. He and Evelyn also bought and sold antiques.
He is survived by his wife Evelyn Mitchell; two daughters, Linda Mitchell and Cheryl and husband, Gary Ellison; two grandsons and their wives, Shawn and Brylee Ellison and Danny and Stephanie Ellison; two granddaughters Emily Foster and Kalie Ellison; and three great-grandchildren, Abby, Emma and Tyler Ellison.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to The Oaks at Radford Hills nursing home, 725 Medical Dr., Abilene, TX 79601.
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What a wonderful tribute to your Dad. I never knew how talented he was. May his memories help you through this difficult time.
Carolyn ShottShreveport, LA
To all of the Mitchell family,
It was a privilege to have known Jack and to have visited in his home where we always felt welcomed.
Our smypathy goes out to all of you at this time for your loss.
You are in our prayers.
C.L. Nita FisherLubbock, TX
PEACE be with you
Paul HallAbilene, TX
We love you and were praying for you Thank you for the friend that youve been for mom all these trying years.
Shane, Allison, Joshua, Riley, and Camden
Shane Allison BurkeRichardson, TX