DELAWARE — Thomas (Tom) Albert Mitchell, 88, of Delaware, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 in the loving care of his children and grandchildren at his winter home in Cape Coral, Florida. He was born on Aug. 23, 1928, in Delaware to the late Thomas L. and Mildred Mitchell. A lifetime resident of Delaware, Thomas graduated from Willis High School in 1947. He and his high school sweetheart, Eudora Louise Cole were married on June 29, 1949. Shortly, thereafter, he founded T.A. Mitchell Custom Homes and built numerous houses in communities throughout Delaware County. Later, he established T.A. Mitchell Rentals working alongside his wife and, subsequently, some of his children. At the age of 34, Thomas received his private pilot's license and enjoyed flying single-engine planes until his late 60s. Having played football in high school, he was a fan of college football, particularly the Ohio State Buckeyes. He also loved sports cars and enjoyed reading suspense novels and historical fiction. He was a devoted husband and father and loved his family and friends. He is survived by his beloved and dedicated wife, Eudora Louise (Cole); seven children, Teresa (Otis) Rodgers of Willis, Mich., Diana (Thearthur) Little of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Janice (Jackie) Fort of Ashley, Eudora Faye Mitchell of Delaware, Yvonne Mitchell of Columbus, Thomas (Valerie) Mitchell IV of Ostrander, Steven (Francine) Mitchell of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Thelma) Mitchell of Delaware; sister, Doris (Bill) Fowler of Dayton; sisters, Shirley Walker and Judith R. Mitchell, both of Delaware; and many other relatives and friends. Thomas was preceded in death by brothers, Virgil (Snobia) and Robert Mitchell; and sister, Linda (Sandy) Crockwell. A memorial service celebrating Thomas' life will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 at noon at the Grace Baptist Church, 3744 St. Rt. 37 West, Delaware, Ohio 43015. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the start of the service. Pastor Michael Curtis of the Second Baptist Church (Delaware) and grandson, Pastor Cary Rodgers, Pathway to Peace Ministries, Peachland, N.C. will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice Cape Coral, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or at https://donate.hopehcs.org . The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Mitchell family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .
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