Billy Joe Mitchell, 85, of Shawnee, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

Billy Joe Mitchell, 85, of Shawnee, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

He was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Atwood, Oklahoma, (on his grandparents' farm) to Jesse and Bertha (Baggs) Mitchell.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

On April 19, 1952, he married Mary Irene (Cotton).

He retired from the Oklahoma State Tax Commission.

He enjoyed O.U. football, fishing, woodworking, raising cattle, and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother: Jesse Leroy Mitchell, and a son-in-law: James Eichling.

Survivors include three children: Teresa Mitchell of Oklahoma City, Cheryl Eichling of Shawnee, and Daniel Mitchell and wife Karen of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren: Brett Eichling of Jacktown, Katie Moses and husband Corbin of Austin, Texas, Mary Elizabeth Mitchell of Denton, Texas, Kimberly Moore and husband Travis of Yukon, Jessica Mitchell of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Joshua Mitchell of Oklahoma City; in-law: James Cotton and wife Glenda of Edmond and Alene Cotton of Oklahoma City; and several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

The family will be at Walker Funeral Service from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to receive friends.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.