William T. “Bill” Mitchell, 75, of Tecumseh, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Tecumseh.

William T. “Bill” Mitchell, 75, of Pink, passed from this life Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his home.

He was born April 15, 1943, to Theron and Rudell (Thomas) Mitchell in Rella, Kentucky.

Bill was raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and graduated from West End High School.

He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Ann Davis, right after graduation on June 7, 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama. They lived in Houston, Texas, until moving to the Pink area in 1980 where they have lived since.

Bill joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War until he was honorably discharged.

He was a welder with Exxon Mobil until his retirement in 2007.

Bill dedicated his life to God and was a very active member of Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh. He enjoyed camping, fishing and 4-wheeling.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandmother, Ruby Lorraine Knopp.

Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 56 years, Patricia A. Mitchell of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bill and Thresa Mitchell Jr. of Choctaw and Tony Mitchell of Tecumseh; two grandchildren, Jeremy Deathridge and wife Charlyn and Kaylee Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy Deathridge Jr. and Kate Lynn Deathridge; two sisters, Carolyn Weaver of St Osyth, England and Sue and Rick Monroe of Texas; many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, and continue through service time. Family gathering will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, at Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh with Erick Henson and Eddy Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guest book online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.