Joe E. Mitchell, 89, of Chapel Hill died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Oakwood Nursing Home.
Born in Central City, Ky., Mr. Mitchell was a veteran of World War II, serving as a pilot in the Air Force. Later he had a career in selling building materials, working in Tennessee, Wyoming, and Colorado.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Melissa M. Smith,
He is survived by sons, Dr. Mel Mitchell of Portland, Tenn. and Robinson Mitchell of Bartlett; daughter, Pat Mayo of Chapel Hill; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Oct. 14, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on Horton Highway, with visitation at 1 p.m. and the service at 2 p.m.