James (Jim) V. Mitchell, Jr., 92, of Cokesbury Lane in Asheville, died January 22, 2018.
He was born in Chicago, IL to the late James V. Sr. and Amanda Hanson Mitchell. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, June F. Mitchell; one son, Keith V. Mitchell; one sister, Betty Niven and her husband, Ivan Niven.
After serving in the US Army in WWII, he attended the University of Chicago, where he received his BA, MA and PhD degrees. During his career as a university professor and administrator, he served as a teacher, researcher, associate dean for graduate studies, college dean, academic vice-president, and director of an institute. Retiring to Asheville in 1992, he participated in classes and committees of the College for Seniors (OLLI).
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Margaret Mattern Mitchell; son, Steven Mitchell and his wife, Nancy of Palmyra, NY; sister, Sally Hines and her husband, Bud, of Naperville, IL; granddaughter, Kelly June Mitchell of Seattle, WA and nephew, Scott Niven of Bremerton, WA.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the Norma F. Pulliam Chapel at Givens Estates.
Burial will be in White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Jim’s name to the Givens Estates Resident Assistance Ministry, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.