Mitchell, Clyde Edward
Birth: Sunday, May 01, 1949 in Welch, West Virginia
Death: Sunday, May 08, 2016 at the age of 67
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Clyde Edward Mitchell was born in Welch, West Virginia May 1, 1949 and departed this earthly life into the our Father's arms on Sunday, May 8, 2016, in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He was the son of the late Clyde Mitchell of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Lorraine Sargent of Oceana, West Virginia.
He was known as Ed. He grew up in the coal mining hills of Wyoming County, West Virginia, in the holler of Mill Creek, where his extended family lived side by side including: grandparents John and Ida Scarberry Sargent and John and Delphia Elswick Mitchell. At Baileysville High School, Baileysville, West Virginia, he loved and played football, basketball and baseball. In the summers of his high school years; he worked in the tobacco fields of Connecticut.
The family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, looking for work. He worked for Bryant Air Conditioning. He then, moved in with his Uncle Lacy Martin Sargent, "Sarg" in Alexandria, Virginia working as a heavy equipment operator, but after much frustration of chasing his paycheck down week after week, he found a warehouse job with Toys R US.
In 1992, he became a stay-at-home Dad, he loved it. The kids benefitted from it, as he attended every one of their ball games, ballet recitals, cheerleading competitions and school events. The other kids would always say, "Here comes Mitchells' Dad." Ed was set-up on date by his Uncle Sarg and Lis's father Charles Whipp, He married Elisabeth Whipp on the evening of Saturday, September the 18, 1982, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Lanham, Maryland in 1983 they welcomed their daughter Catherine, 1986 Stephanie and in 1992 their son Stefan. They raised their kids on Worrell Avenue in Lanham until 2002.
In 2002, they moved to Calvert County, settling in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Ed had a loved for sports. While residing in Indiana he won 1st place in the Lebanon County Championship in Horse shoes, moreover, he won numerous duck pin bowling patches as well as the pitcher for Slow-pitch softball an adult league. The Washington Redskins was his pro football sports team; he would watch every game and talk to the TV. After football season he tuned into The Washington Wizards and then onto the Washington Capitals. Summers, he took a break but couldn't wait until football pre-season.
Once his son Stefan was in high school he worked part-time at the family business, County Fast Printing. Later he stayed home after developing a seizure disorder. He loved a super clean house with no excess stuff. He had a huge heart and when his wife would call and say she was heading home he would seem to time it just right for her to have an ice cold Diet Pepsi or water ready and waiting.
He loved to write notes and would leave them on the counter especially when he wanted his son to "Take the Trash." He would get the coffee ready the night before so it just had to be plugged in the following morning, and he had to make certain there were no dirty dishes in the sink. Ed was not a man to rush, however; should someone say let's go to the movies and he was up and ready.
His nephew James Aaron Harless loved when His Uncle Ed and Stefan came back to West Virginia because they would stay up half the night watching scary or action packed movies. The last movie he saw was Huntsman which he saw with his son-in-law Jesse Page; he talked about the movie for thirty minutes after being dropped off back home. In addition to never rushing, he was one for being on-time and all details planned out in advance. He absolutely detested short notice and spur of the moment events.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 33 years, Elisabeth; daughters, Catherine and husband Jesse Page; Stephanie and son, Stefan. Grandchildren: Robert, Ryan, Derrick, Kierstyn, Kyra, Kaylah & Landon. Sisters: Colisha "Diana" Moreland of Lynco, West Virginia, Sandra Kay & Daniel Harless, of Bolt, West Virginia, Sonnie "Gail" & Marty Woolum of Oceana, West Virginia; his Aunt Ida Mae and Rev. Garland Cook of Mill Creek, (Brenton) West Virginia. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvert Hospice, PO Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or online at calverthospice.org. Arrangements provided by Raymond Wood Funeral Home.