NORMAN — Elery Arnold Mitchell (Mitch) was born April 16, 1933 to Oscar and Marie Mitchell in Maud. He passed away July 25, 2013 peacefully, at the age of 80, surrounded by family at home.
Elery received an Engineering degree from OU after serving in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked at Tinker Air Force Base, but his true passion was farming and tending to his cattle. Elery was married to Laura G. Mitchell in June 5, 1954.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura G. Mitchell; grandson, James Arnold Mitchell, Jr.; two sisters, Dorothy Murphy and Imogene Pittner.
He is survived by two sons, James A. Mitchell, Sr. and wife Marqueta, and Ronald Mitchell; brother, Kenneth Mitchell and wife Jean; 14 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today at Sunset Memorial Park, 2301 E. Indian Hills Road, Norman. Services for Mitch will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Chapel, 1401 W. Boyd St.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service, primrosefuneralservice
Norman Transcript, Monday, July 29, 2013