EAST PRAIRIE - Joe E. Mitchell, 83, died at 7:05 p.m. July 18, 2005, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Oct. 9, 1921, in Mississippi County, son of the late James and Robbie Jackson Mitchell, he lived all of his life in Mississippi County, where he was a retired farmer and of the Baptist belief.
On May 24, 1941, he married Ollie Geneva Allen, who preceded him in death on April 14, 1996.
Six brothers and seven sisters also preceded him in death.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Bobby Mitchell and Randy and Pam Mitchell of East Prairie; one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Jimmy Blumenberg of East Prairie; one brother, Billy Dale Mitchell of East Prairie; one sister, Lucille Tolliver of Union City, Tenn.; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday. Jon Archie will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Odd Fellows Cemetery near Charleston with military graveside services conducted by the Missouri Funeral Honors Program.
Pallbearers will be: Jeremy Mitchell, Matt Blumenberg, Jimmy Blumenberg, Greg Hall, William Taylor, Kenny Garrett, David McAfee, Finley Archie and Colton Blumenberg.