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William Phineas Mitchell, Jr.

William Phineas Mitchell, Jr.
  • November 7, 1946 - October 28, 2018
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to
  • Pet Helpers
    1447 Folly Road
    Charleston, SC 29412

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“We are saddened to hear of Bill's passing. It is true that he had the wind in his face and some great adventures. Every two weeks I would listen to...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Dale & Phyllis Cumbee - SC

“Sending deepest sympathy to you,Amy and your Mother, Shirley. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Ann Saliga - Maggie Valley, NC

“So sorry But keep his good memories as you both cotinue through. ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Martha HanniganHak - Fort Myers, FL

“So sorry But keep his good memories ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Martha HanniganHak - Fort Myers, FL

“Dear Amy,My deepest sympathies and most sincere condolences on the passing of your father. You took wonderful care of him and he was so blessed to...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Mark Sass - Summerville, SC

“We are all saddened by Billy's death. May God grant you peace during this difficult time. Love you always. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Bev Sizer Bond - Lynchburg, VA

“We are saddened to see our friend Billy's passing. Thoughts and prayers are being sent out to the Mitchell family. RIP Billy. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Darlene & Bussie Moore - VA

“We are saddened to see our friend Billy's passing. Thoughts and prayers are being sent out to the Mitchell family. RIP Billy. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Darlene & Bussie Moore - VA

“Amy, no words will suffice right now, it would take me pages to write all the good things that I've learned about your dad. We had so many things...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Patricia Rose - Covington, VA

“What a beautiful tribute! He will always be in our hearts. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: Kim Nevetral - Lawrenceville, GA

“Amy so sorry and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We are thinking about you at this time and your mom too. Take care . Wayne and...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Wayne and Jo Anne Honts - VA

“A loving friend and brother-in-law. I will miss our chats. May a fair wind be always at your back. God speed my friend. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Jerry Eubank - Salem, SC - Family

“Amy I am so sorry for your loss sweetie. Your dad was such a fun loving, kind amazing man and he loved you dearly with his every breath. Hold on to...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Suzy Spell - North Charleston, SC

“Amy, I am sorry to hear about this. I know the feeling to well. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Joseph Powe - Charleston, SC

“Oh sweet heart I'm so sorry 4 you r in my heart. I had only had a few brief but the love between u and ur dad was especially special bond love u and...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Treei Dubose - SC - Family Friend

“Amy - - my heart is heavy. Please know that with God's strength you will get through this. Take comfort in the fact that your dad is whole again...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa Dale - Charleston, SC

“Any and family so sorry for your lost, my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Toni Romanus - Bonneau, SC

“Dearest Amy. May God guide you through this heartbreaking time. Prayers for you and your family. Godspeed the healing of heavy hearts. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Cooper - James Island, SC

“Amy, so sorry for your loss....Love and light to you my friend at the passing of your beloved prayers are with you during this time... ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Cammie Roper - Charleston, SC

“My sincere sympathy to his daughter Amy and his entire family. We were friends in High School and were in touch on FB. I will miss him dearly. He...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Jerrie Williams - Woodbridge, VA

William P. Mitchell "Bill", 71, of Charleston, South Carolina, formerly of Covington, VA, husband of the late Mary Jane Forbes Mitchell, entered into eternal rest Sunday, October 28, 2018. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 30,2018 at J. HENRY STUHR INC .,WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Bill was born November 7, 1946 in Montour Falls, NY. He was the son of the late William Phineas Mitchell and Mildred Sizer Mitchell. He attended Covington High School and played football at Augusta Military Academy and Fredrick College. He also attended Appalachian State University and graduated from East Tennessee State.

Bill was a builder and contractor for over 40 years and his projects included sailboats, Folly Beach Marina Dock and Boat Landing, and Folly Beach Baptist Church. He also built schools, commercial buildings, and private homes.

He had the wind in his face most of his life and as a avid sailor and Harley Rider, his free spirit took him on many adventures covering the United States.

He is survived by his daughter, Amy Lynn Mitchell Fennell of Charleston, SC; a sister, Margaret Mitchell Carpenter of Covington, VA; brother-in-law Colonel Jerry Eubank and his children, Brigadier General Chris Eubank and Captain Craig Eubank, USNR; a nephew, Robert Joseph Carpenter of Covington, VA; a niece, Kim Nevetral; a special friend, Shirley Lorraine Mitchell of Charleston, SC; and his beloved feline companion, Peek-A-boo. Bill was preceded in death by his son, William Phineas Mitchell III; a sister, Patricia Walton Eubank; and a brother, James Robert Mitchell.

Memorials may be made to Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Road, James Island, SC, 29412.