William (Bill) Wayne Mitchell, 88, passed away April 19, 2021.
A resident of Chattanooga and Ringgold since 1975, Mr. Mitchell was retired Terminal Train Master from Norfolk Southern Railroad after over 30 years of service.
He was a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Korean War where he served on the USS Valley Forge. He was a 55 year Mason and attended Whitman Masonic Lodge #106.
Mr. Mitchell was a former member and deacon of First Baptist Church - Hixson and was currently a member of First Baptist Church - Ringgold where he enjoyed singing in the sanctuary choir.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janet Mitchell.
Survivors are his wife, Ellie Corum Mitchell; daughter, Karen (John) Cox, Asheville, NC and son, Russell Wilson (Natalie) Mitchell, Prosper, TX; step-children, Vounett (Jim) Sanders, Collegedale, Scott (Sheri) Corum, Ooltewah, Tera (Greg) Corum, Madaria Beach, FL, and Tracey (Trey) & Kate Corum, Ringgold; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, and 1 step great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be held Friday, April 23rd at 12:30 pm at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Eric Kennedy officiating. Pallbearers will be Scott Corum, Trey Corum, John Cox, John Mitchell Cox, Michael Mitchell, and Greg Hawkins.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Ringgold, 7611 Nashville St., Ringgold, GA 30736 or Jewell Baptist Church, Jewell, GA. 31045
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