James Conley Mitchell
May 29, 1923 to Sept. 14, 2020
James Conley Mitchell passed away Monday, September 14, 2020 at his home at Grace Ridge Retirement Community. Conley was born to Jesse and Hessie Mitchell on May 29, 1923 and was a lifelong resident of Morganton. He attended Morganton City Schools and Mars Hill College.
Conley served with the USMC in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. After his service with the USMC, he worked at Drexel Heritage Furniture until his retirement. He loved the outdoors and gardening, especially growing tomatoes! He always enjoyed and looked forward to social gatherings and social events. But most of all, he loved his family and friends. Conley was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Morganton.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou Mitchell; son, David S. Mitchell; brother, Harold Mitchell.
Conley is survived by a son, James C. Mitchell, Jr. (Rebecca); granddaughter, Jenny Mitchell Vestal (Lee); grandson, James C. Mitchell, III (Ashley); great-grandchildren, Spencer, Grace, Grayson, Alayna, Aubrey; brother, Rev. J.C. Mitchell; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; partner, Millie Wallis; special friends, Liz and Johnny Beach.
There will be a private family graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Morganton.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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