Melvin Franklin “Mitch” Mitchell

November 29, 1936 - January 28, 2022

11/29/1936 - 01/28/2022

Melvin Franklin “Mitch” Mitchell, 85, of McMechen, WV passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022 at his home.
He was born in 1936 in Sistersville, WV, son of the late Thomas and Mildred (Myers) Mitchell. Melvin retired from Weirton Construction where he was a heavy equipment operator for over 30 years. During this period, he operated an impressive drag line crane with a 36 cubic yard bucket. He was very proud of his skills with this equipment and his seniority at the mine.
From 1954 until 1957, he was a Corporal in the U.S. Army serving in Korea as well as Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters, Helen Mitchell, Mary McConnel (Bob), Jane Bowers (Ed), Martha Hannah (Albert), Carolyn Beatson (Stewart) and a brother Thomas Mitchell.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Diana (Connor) Mitchell, three sons, Craig Mitchell of Norfolk, VA, Brett Mitchell of Dublin, OH and retired Navy Commander Chad (Gretchen) Mitchell of Hagerstown, MD. His closest friend throughout his entire life was his brother, retired Major, USAR, Norris “Pete” (Sylvia) Mitchell of St. Clairsville, OH; and he cherished every moment he had with his five grandsons: Jacob, Benjamin, Samuel, Maxwell and Harrison Mitchell, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Many friends will particularly remember how “Mitch” enjoyed canoeing and boating on the Ohio River.
There will be no viewing, however, a private memorial service for close friends and family will be held at Nana’s Landing in Glen Dale from 2-4pm on Saturday, February 5th. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice in his name.

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Jeanie (Porter) Campbell
2 years ago

Diana and family – I am so sorry to see that Mitch has passed away. He was blessed with a long life and is now blessed with eternal life. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May God’s love comfort you all.

John L. Moore
2 years ago

Pete, I am sorry to hear of Your Brother’s passing. Nana’s Landing was Mitchell’s Landiing and perhaps I met Your Brother and didn’t know it. I was known as Jack then.

Martha Tribett Knoblch
2 years ago

Dear Diana,
So sorry for your loss. Remembering our younger days with fond memories. May your happy memories sustain you. Our deepest condolences. Love, Martha Tribett Knoblich

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Melvin Franklin Mitchell, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Melvin Franklin Mitchell, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †