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James W. Mitchell, Jr.

Born April 7, 1943

James W. Mitchell, Jr., age 74, of Marshallton, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family, on Friday, October 20, 2017.

A native Delawarean, James was born in Wilmington on April 7, 1943, and was the son of the late James W. Mitchell, Sr. and Maybelle (Berger) Mitchell. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. A 35-year employee of CSX, James made his career as a carman inspector.

An avid outdoorsman, he was actively involved in the sled dog racing community, participating in a number of parades with his team. James was an RV enthusiast, who visited 47 states throughout his travels. He loved all things Western-inspired, especially horses and cowboys, and fondly remembered his trip to Montana where he spent time on a dude ranch. James possessed a vast collection of model trains which he built and acquired over the years. Most of all, he looked forward to spending time with his family, whom he adored.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol A. Mitchell; children, John Mitchell (Lisa) of Middletown, Peggy Gardener of Marshallton, and Daniel Mitchell (Bernadette) of Marshallton; sisters, Mary Ann Mitchell Badger of Landenberg, PA and Helen Moore (Tom Smith) of New Castle; 7 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm until 7 pm on Thursday evening, October 26, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 7 pm. Interment will be private.

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  • Carol our hearts and prays are with you and you children we love you all God will keep u safe.

  • Carol,

    I pray that God will wrap his arms around you during your journey through grief due to the loss of your husband, Jimmy. I am sending you thoughts of comfort and peace and will continue to keep you in my prayers. So, so sorry for your loss.

  • Rest in paradise dad, I know you are in a better place and aren’t suffering anymore, I miss you so much. I love you and can’t wait to see you again.

  • Our family lost another great man. Jim is at rest now and another angel has their wings. He will be in his family’s heart forever.
    Margaret & Joe

  • My Heart Breaks for the loss of a GREAT Father and a GREAT Man whom I have the GREATEST Respect for. I will never get over our loss and I will think about you every day. Rest in peace POP.

  • Our hearts go out to you and your family. He’s resting peacefully now. He’s your guardian angel, and he will now be watching over you and you family. Just remember that love he gave all of you and that will get you through . He was a special man and will always be remembered. May he R.I.P.

  • I know what my husband and family are going through it has been an upsetting month for them but I will be by your side. As for you dad may you rest in piece heaven has gain another angel. WE LOVE YOU ❤❤

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Carol, and to your family too.