John Mitchell Andersonville, TN John Clyde Mitchell, age 90, of Andersonville, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at the Waters of Clinton Rehabilitation Center. He was born on July 8, 1926, to the late John and Stella Stanley Mitchell, in Anderson County. He joined the Navy at the age of 17 and was a Naval Armed Guard and First Gunner's Mate. He fought in the Battle of Okinawa, in World War II. John then went on to retire from the University of Tennessee Police Department as a captain. John was a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, in Andersonville. He will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters, Mary Havens, Lois Golden, and Nell Mitchell. He is survived by wife, Sue Mitchell; sons, Kendell Mitchell and wife, Jean, of Andersonville, Brent Mitchell, of Andersonville, Kevin Mitchell and wife, Gail, of Andersonville; sister, Elizabeth Lumbert, of Heiskell; grandchildren, John Mitchell, Sarah Spencer and husband, Lex, and Sam Mitchell, all of Andersonville; great-grandchildren, Trinity Woods, Cameron Woods, and Gabriel Woods, all of Andersonville; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends. The family will receive friends at the Holley-Gamble Funeral Home, in Clinton, on Friday, October 14, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. His funeral service will be at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Ralph Horack officiating. Interment will follow his funeral service, at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery, with full military honors presented by the Campbell County Honor Guard. www.holleygamble.com .
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