Harold James Mitchell

November 2, 1932 ~ October 20, 2021 (age 88)


Harold James Mitchell, 88, of Troutman, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Gordon Hospice House.

Harold was born on November 2, 1932 in Alexander County and was the son of the late Jim Mitchell and Cecil Fincannon Mitchell. He was a charter member of Shepherds Fire Department and a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans and former member of Shepherd Lions Club. Harold was also a member at Rocky Mount UMC for seventy years. He was a such a giving man who enjoyed antique shopping, flea markets, watching Gunsmoke and westerns. He loved attending or watching Atlanta Braves baseball games. Harold was a regular for breakfast at Old Bob’s with his friends and family. He enjoyed going to Dollywood and taking his grandchildren to Tweetsie Railroad. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Harold worked at Iredell Memorial Hospital for thirty seven years and was the owner and operator of Mitchell Plumbing.

In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-eight years, Louise Ledbetter Mitchell and grandson, Matthew Mitchell.

Harold is survived by his three children; Ann M. Alley (Dennis) of Troutman, Tony Mitchell (Susan) of Statesville, Pam M. Smith (Rudy) of Olin, grandchildren; Sunshine Miller, Carrie Phifer, Crystal Tomblin, Melissa Stewart, Lindsey Mitchell, Joshua Smith, Kayla Campbell and Patrick Smith. Also surviving are his great grandchildren; Taylor Phifer, Austin Phifer, Grant Miller, Allie Miller, Jaken Campbell, Raylan Tomblin, Hayden Tomblin, Colton Stewart and great great grandchildren; Ava Phifer, Brady Phifer, Jordan Phifer and Berkleigh Phifer.

Funeral service with full military honors will be held 3:00 pm Monday, October 25 at Rocky Mount UMC with burial to follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held 2:00 to 3:00 pm Monday.

Memorials can be made to Gordon Hospice House at 2341 Simonton Rd, Statesville, NC 28625 or Rocky Mount UMC at 1739 Perth Rd, Mooresville, NC 28117. Online condolences can be made to the family at

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October 25, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Rocky Mount UMC

Funeral Service
October 25, 2021

3:00 PM
Rocky Mount UMC


Rocky Mount United Methodist Church
1739 Perth Rd., Mooresville NC 28117

Gordon Hospice House
2341 Simonton Rd., Statesville NC 28625

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