W. Jack Mitchell, 86, formerly of rural Joy, currently of Brookstone of Aledo, Illinois died Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
Graveside services, with military honors, are 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 28th at New Boston Cemetery. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family with arrangements.
William Jack Mitchell was born October 13, 1934 in New Boston, Illinois the son of Harold “Bill” and Dorthy Christensen Mitchell. He received his schooling at New Boston, IL and graduated in 1952. He joined the US Air Force and served during the Korean Conflict. Jack went to Nashville Auto-Diesel School in Nashville, TN receiving his certificate of proficiency in Arc and Acetylene welding on February 16, 1959. Then he went to Cleveland, Ohio to the Lincoln Electric Company and got his certification for Advanced Pipe Welding on November 20, 1959. He became a cross country pipe\line welder, owning his own rig. Jack had a farm near Joy, IL where he raised cattle and horses for several years. His horses were very important to him. Jack had the gift of gab and loved to visit with people and his family. He moved to Brookstone of Aledo in 2018. He was also a member of the World Wide Church of God.
Those left to cherish his memory are his brothers Jerry Mitchell, and Jim (Anne) Mitchell and a sister Judy Carle all of New Boston, IL; several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Donna Fourdyce, aunt Lyla and uncle Brownie Houck and several nieces and nephews.
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