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August 20, 1956 - January 28, 2017 SULPHUR Jay Cline Mitchell, born Aug. 20, 1956 in Sentinel, OK to Mary Marjean and Melvin Lorenzo (Mitch) Mitchell. He departed this life on January 28, 2017, at his retirement home in Sulphur, OK. He attended schools in Morocco, Putnam City, and Bethany, OK where he graduated in 1974. He graduated from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Political Science. Jay earned his Eagle Scout award in 1971, and was a Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow. He was a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association. As an adult, Jay served the Last Frontier Council for several years as a Unit Commissioner. One of his proudest moments was presenting an Eagle Scott Badge to his nephew, Mitchell Wilson. Jay enjoyed a long career of service to the citizens of Oklahoma; first as "Liaison to Scouting" and in other positions for Governor George Nigh. He served in the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and then at the EMS Division of the State Health Department. Jay served as regional EMS Coordinator (at one time or other) in all areas of the State until his retirement in 2010. Jay served for several years on the Board of Directors of the J.M. Davis Gun Museum at Claremore, OK, and served as a guide and in advisory positions for the Grand National Quail Hunt at Enid. He was a Master Mason, with membership in the Bethany Lodge. At the time of his passing, he was serving on the EMS Advisory Board for Murray County. He leaves behind his family, including mother Mary Marjean Mitchell; brother Scott Mitchell and wife Minda; sister Janet Wilson and husband Russell; nieces Lauren Brown, Lacy Theissen, Alyssa Wilson; nephew Mitchell Wilson; great-nephew Teddy Brown; and step-daughters McKalyn Danner and Connie Mosier. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Roger and Emma Mitchell; his maternal grandparents: Jay Cline and Cora House; and his father: Melvin Lorenzo (Mitch) Mitchell. A celebration of Jay Mitchell's life, with EMS Honors, will be held on Saturday Feb. 18 at 2:00pm at the Chisholm Heights Baptist Church, Mustang, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsfuneral.com
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