John "Jack" J. Mitchell

Birth Date: 
Sunday, November 9, 1930
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, November 11, 2021

John “Jack” J. Mitchell, 91, of Wooster, OH, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Wooster Community Hospital. 

He was born on November 9, 1930, in Murray City, OH to John and Anna Mae Mitchell.  He is survived by: his loving wife, Ruth M. Mitchell; Daughters Ruthann (John) Barber and Linda M. (Edgar) Smith of Wooster, OH; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by siblings June “Betty” Newman, Gertrude Bauer, Mary Ellen Wright, Bernice Sowers, Nelda Mitchell, Gilbert Mitchell, William Mitchell, and Wayne Mitchell. 

John served his country for four years in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.  He then worked at the Eaton Axle Company of Cleveland for 29 years.  John enjoyed spending his time with his family through game nights and serving the Lord through his church communities.  He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Willowick, Willo-Hill Baptist Church in Willoughby, and Canaan Free Will Baptist Church in Creston. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and gardening.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 7605 Pleasant Home Road, Sterling, OH.  A military interment will follow in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville.

Family is welcoming friends and relatives to a viewing on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Street, Wooster.  Friends may greet the family for an additional viewing hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. 

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Visitation: 

Family is welcoming friends and relatives to a viewing on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Street, Wooster.  Friends may greet the family for an additional viewing hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. 

Service: 

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 7605 Pleasant Home Road, Sterling, OH.  

Condolences

Mitchell and Barber families, please know we are praying for you. Heaven gained a good one this week!
Love,
Dave and Anne Spice

Scott and Liz Barber, it was wonderful to get to know your Grandfather though you.
I’m very sorry for your your loss.
Love Aunt Judy

Lots of good times and memories of Ruth and Jack and the girls from many years ago. My sincere sympathies to each of you. . Prayers for you during this hard time. Praise God that Jack is looking into the eyes of Jesus right now.

Although I cannot be there in person know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Jack is now in the presents of Jesus and talking and having fun with all those who have gone before him. Grateful that we have the assurance that we will see him again. Love you all

I have and will continue to pray for the many loved ones missing my Uncle Jack. As I look back throughout my life , I have gone straight to my Uncle Jack anytime I was in a crisis. When my sister Margie died unexpectedly on my birthday I went straight to my Aunt Ruth and Uncle Jack. Uncle Jack would listen to my rambling through my tears and he would calmly help me put things into perspective. He would share scripture with me that would bring me comfort. When I had a nasty burn on my leg I went straight to my Uncle Jack. It was Aunt Ruth and Uncle Jack they asked my parents if I could go to their church. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. How do you thank someone for that? Rest in Heaven Uncle Jack! I can’t wait to see you again♥️

I am so sorry for your lost and know the pain you are feeling. Just think of the reunion we will all have one day. I loved it when he called me his brown eyes girl such sweet memories. Love you all and praying for you.

Thank you for your service. Condolences to the family.

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