August 15, 1943 – January 1, 2016
The family of Clifford John Mitchell is sad to announce his passing at home on January 1, 2016.
Cliff is predeceased by his father Charles Henry Mitchell and his mother Hazel June Mitchell. He is survived by his spouse Era Jo Mitchell, daughters; Shelley Renee Mijares (Alexis Antonio Mijares) of Rogers, Arkansas, Leslie Paige Weaver (Terry Leon Weaver II) of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee and his sister Meredith Ann Alba (Tom Alba) of Williamsburg, Virginia.
Cliff was a Chief Warrant Officer 2 in the US Army where he served as a Helicopter Pilot and was awarded a Purple Heart & Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam.
After returning from Vietnam he started his own business in Ft. Worth, Texas. He spent a lifetime in the aviation industry as a helicopter pilot, flight instructor and Director of Safety. He retired in 2003 and moved to Cortes Island to care for his parents. He became a Canadian citizen on December 04, 2015
Flowers gratefully declined. The family has asked that a donation be made to your favorite Veterans charity.
A private celebration of life gathering will be held on his birthday.