Marion 'Butch' Mitchell


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Posted Online: May 07, 2013, 4:59 pm
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Marion L. "Butch" Mitchell, 66, of Moline, died Monday, May 6, 2013, in Unity Point Health Trinity Rock Island.
Services are 11 a.m. Saturday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, with Pastor Chris Cain and Pastor Jeff Jellerson officiating. Burial is at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is one hour before the services.
Marion Leonard Mitchell was born Aug. 10, 1946, in Monroe City, Mo., to Marion Phillip and Mildred Alice Montgomery Mitchell. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Leon Woodford. He married Mary Frances Teitsch on Dec. 25, 1966, in Milan.
He retired from General Car and Truck Rental and Leasing and previously worked at Truck-O-Mat, Allied Stone and Marv's Tree Service. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Moline, and had been a Boy Scout leader for many years. He loved watching eagles and people, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and helping with flea markets.
Butch is survived by his wife, Mary; a daughter, Sandra Roe, Moline; and a son, Phillip Mitchell, Rock Island. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny R. Mitchell; and a brother, Eddie Lee Mitchell.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.














 




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