Robert Allan Mitchell


Robert Allan Mitchell, 85, of Greenwood, died Friday, June 12, 2015, peacefully at home.

Bob was born Nov. 30, 1929, in Connersville, to James Earl Mitchell and Lottie Elizabeth (Mitchell) Mitchell.

After his father’s death in 1934, Bob and his mother moved to Danville where she lived until her death in 1976.

Bob spent his school years there active in Boy Scouts, playing trumpet in the band, graduating from Danville High School in 1947, and attending Canterbury College.

He joined the Air National Guard, which was activated into the Air Force during the Korean War, and was stationed at Scott Air Force Base until his discharge in 1952.

He worked as a clerk at Consolidated Freightways in Indianapolis for 35 years until retirement in 1989.

He married Eleanor (Guthrie) Mitchell on July 27, 1963, at Greenwood Presbyterian Church, where they also celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2013.

Bob was a 50-year member of Greenwood Presbyterian Church, serving as deacon, usher, Meals on Wheels volunteer and financial secretary. He also assisted the building and grounds committee.

He was honored with a Senior Presbyterian Award in 2011 for his dedicated service to the church.

His interests were traveling and RVing, sports (especially golf and bowling), following the Greenwood Community High School Band, and his family.

Survivors, besides his wife; his son, Randy (Olivia) Mitchell of Lavonia, Georgia; daughters, Pamela Murphy of Hartwell, Georgia, Janelle (Bill) Cole of Cloverdale and Wendy (Jeff) McCarrel of Indianapolis. His seven grandchildren are Jennifer Mehrani and Heather Spano, both of Florida, Kimberly Clark of Virginia, Shannon Warren and Sonja Schuh, both of Indianapolis, Alex Cole of Cloverdale and Janessa Williams of west Terre Haute. He also has eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St., Greenwood, with visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenwood Presbyterian Church’s Memorial Fund, 102 W. Main St. Greenwood, IN 46142, or to a charity of your choice.

You are invited to read Bob’s obituary at, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message, or order flowers for the family.