COPPERAS COVE, Texas — Ronald (Ron) Mitchell, 69, of Copperas Cove, Texas, passed away on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, after battling cancer.
A visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove. Inurnment will follow at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Ron was born on Dec. 23, 1944, in Greeley, Colo., to George and the late Ruby Mitchell. He grew up in Kansas. He graduated from Great Bend High School in 1962. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial arts education from Pittsburg State University. He married Connie Wilson on Sept. 10, 1966. He taught school for one year before entering the U.S. Army in 1968, serving for three years, being honorably discharged in 1971 at Ft. Hood.
The Mitchells made their home in Copperas Cove. He was a self employed trim carpenter retiring in May of 2013. He was always involved in woodwork projects. He loved playing with his favorite granddaughter Ally, his red trike motorcycle and road trips with Connie and his other motorcycle friends. Ron is survived by his wife of 47 years, Connie; father, George Mitchell of Killeen, Texas; daughter, Stacy McTarnahan and husband John of Round Rock, Texas; son, Brian Mitchell of Boston, Mass.; three brothers, Lee Mitchell and wife Vicky of Harker Heights, Texas, Dale Mitchell and wife Yvonne of Omaha, Neb., Larry Mitchell and wife Jeri of Pratt; and one granddaughter, Ally McTarnahan.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Scott’s Funeral Home**
1614 S Fm 116
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 17, 2014