Tillman “Wes” Wesley Mitchell, Jr., 66, passed away August 25, 2012 at his residence following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born February 6, 1946 to Tillman Wesley and Mary Mitchell in Dallas, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and all his aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Pamela; his older son Daniel and wife Amber Mitchell of Corsicana, Texas; his daughter Lara and husband Jim Costello of Adelanto, California and his younger son Brian and wife Becky Mitchell of Dothan, Alabama.
Mr. Mitchell is also survived by 11 grandchildren whom he loved and adored always.
He is also survived by his sister Mary Myers from Simi Valley, California, nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers in law and numerous cousins from Florida, Texas, Arizona, California and Oregon.
Mr. Mitchell moved to Upland, California when he was very young. He graduated from Upland High School in 1964. He served in the Navy Seabees and was in active duty in Vietnam for two tours of duty. He worked as a plumber and pipe fitter with Local 398 and then with the city of Santa Ann, as a Mechanical and Building Inspector for 25 years. He retired three years ago. He and his wife Pamela moved to his beloved home sate of Texas for retirement.
Wes loved being part of the Boy Scouts of America with Old Baldy Council and Pack 605 and Troop 601 in Upland, California and Troop 253 in Corsicana. He was a proud member of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 1009 in Corsicana. He was a member of Upland United Methodist Church for 20 years and attended Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Corsicana for the past 3 years.
Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel from 5:00 â€“ 7:00 pm.
Funeral services will be on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Corsicana, Texas with Rev. Leslie Byrd officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Mr. Mitchellâ€s pallbearers will be his fellow brothers of the Chapter 1009 of Vietnam Veterans of Corsicana.
Memorials may be made to The Boy Scouts of America or any Veteran Association.