J Lindley Mitchell

Born: Sun., Dec. 24, 1939
Died: Fri., Apr. 13, 2018


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 17, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Apr. 18, 2018
Location: Stout & Son
Russiaville Chapel

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J Lindley Mitchell, 78, Kokomo and formerly of the Scircleville area in Clinton County, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, at Primrose Retirement Community, in Kokomo, after a lengthy illness with pulmonary fibrosis.  He was born December 24, 1939, in Tipton County, to Bernard and Mary Ellen (Lindley) Mitchell.  On June 6, 1959, he married Jane Moore, and on December 28, 2002, they renewed their vows.  Jane passed away on February 4, 2005 after a long battle with cancer.  In 2012, J met Jean Tingle, and they became good companions.

J was a 1958 graduate of Forest High School.  He loved to farm and was a farmer for 44 years before retiring from that profession in 2003.  He was a member of West Point Christian Church, in Russiaville, and attended Crossroads Community Church in Kokomo.  He was proud to have served as a member on the Clinton Central School Board from 1980 to 1988 and was a supporter the FFA there as well.  He also served on the Farm Credit Services of Mid America Advisory Board of Lafayette from 1990 to 2000.

He was a great cook and loved hosting family and friends at his home.  He was a loving and generous caregiver and a great role model.  He enjoyed respecting his ancestors and ensured that their gravesites did not fall into disrepair.  He also loved camping and traveling on family vacations and passed on that love to his family.  He had traveled to many of the states and adored relaxing on the beach.  His grandsons were his pride and joy, and he loved attending their school and sporting events.  He also spent many hours studying and playing the stock markets and commodities. 

Survivors include his companion, Jean Tingle Mitchell; two daughters, Marsha (Mark) Dodge, of Fort Myers, Florida, and Tracey (Mike) Dickerson, of Rossville; four grandsons, Todd (Heather) Dodge, Dirk Dodge, Mitchell Dickerson and David Dickerson; one great-grandson, Dominic Dodge; two step-daughters, Faith Tingle and Christian Kunik; three step-grandsons, Jacob, Chris and Hunter; sister, Betty Zirkle, of Omaha, Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife, Jane Mitchell, he was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Mitchell; and sister, Marilyn Hunt.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Jeff Harlow officiating.  Burial will follow in Russiaville Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com. 

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Rita Bradshaw Camden
   Posted Sat April 14, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. He was a great man. I remember coming to the house for slumber parties with Marsha. Fun times. I was so glad when I found out he and Jean got together. They both had gone through such sadness so it was good to see them happy again. I will be out of town this week but know my thoughts and prayers are with you!

A. Marie Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Sun April 15, 2018
There are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death. May you find comfort in knowing death was not God’s purpose for mankind and his purpose has not changed. His word is clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4)
Further, Jesus guaranteed the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), performed resurrections and was himself resurrected by his Father. All resurrections took place on earth, giving us a glimpse of what is to come! (Acts 24:15)
Until his promises are fulfilled, may Jehovah God continue to bless your family as you cherish the many fond memories of Mr. Mitchell in the days ahead.....

Jill Sanders
   Posted Sun April 15, 2018
So sorry to hear about Jay. I have known the family most of my life.
I had the to chance go to a concert with Jay a Few years ago. It was a great time. We laughed dances and was crazy. At our age that's a good night. I will always remember the fun we had.
Remember the good time. Your Dad and Mom are together. Their love will never be forgotten.

Divk and Sharon Wyrick
   Posted Mon April 16, 2018
Dear Jean, Marsha and Tracy,
We are so sorry to hear about J. We enjoyed our good times with him in Pioneer Farmers.
We wish we could be there but we're still in Florida.. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bill & Evelyn Calvert
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
Tracy and Marsha, please accept our condolences from Florida. I am sorry we can't be there to tell you in person. We have many fond memories of times we spent with you and your parents when you girls were young. Also the times at Pioneers and while serving on the school board. Bill & Evelyn Calvert

Tameria Riley
   Posted Tue April 17, 2018
J. will be fondly remembered as a real gentleman. My mother Carolyn Collier loved J. She so enjoyed his get-to-gathers & his awesome hospitality to all. J's kindness & contributions to those who loved & knew him.....will be greatly missed, but always remembered.

Nancy McCarter Olson
   Posted Wed April 18, 2018
Marsha and Tracy,
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. What a great guy he was to work for as a teen. He taught me and countless other teens a good work ethic. He always had a smile on his face, even when he had to tell some of us we needed to do a better job. I will always remember the good times detassling for your father. He has left quite a legacy in the community. His smiling face will be missed but never forgotten. Prayers for you and your families.

Tya (Clark) Jones
   Posted Thu April 19, 2018
Tracy and Marsha,
I am so sorry to hear the passing of your dad. I remember him always having a smile and kind words to say. He made detasseling corn fun:) Hold on to all the great memories you shared together it helps ease the heartache a little. My thoughts and prayers go out to your families.

Don Henderson family
   Posted Fri April 20, 2018
So very sorry to hear about Jay. Don and I had known him for years, as well as being neighbors down the road. He will be missed and we will always remember him as the happy,good natured man that he was. Sincere condolences to all the family.So sorry we could not make it to the calling, but just heard about this a day late. ♥️