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Obituary - Jack Mitchell




Long-time walking horse enthusiast Jack Mitchell passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Shepherd's Cove Hospice. 

Mitchell, an Alabama native, showed horses under the Bobo banner for many years and had several good champions, according to trainer Bill Bobo.

“He had a horse called Ultimate Beam who won the world champion three-year-old stud class and Jack turned around and showed him in the amateur class,” Bobo said. “He was the most friendly person you could ever meet, a real good fella … He had horses with my dad as well, so he was with us a long time.” When not focusing on his favorite past-time, Jack worked hard in the grocery business.

Mitchell is survived by his Daughter, Karen Algie; Sons, David & Angela Mitchell and Jay & LaWanda Mitchell; Grandchildren, Michelle Clay, Monica Pellissier, Melissa Corcoran, Miranda Algie, Stephanie Mitchell, Sarah Mitchell, Jackson Mitchell, Lawrence Mitchell, JoAnna Mitchell, & Julia Mitchell; 7 Great Grandchildren.

He is preceded In death by his Parents, Bill & Clara Nell Mitchell; Sister, Marie Reaves; Brothers, Jim Mitchell & Joe Mitchell.

A Jack Mitchell Memorial scholarship has been formed through the Education Foundation at Alabama Grocers. 

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Alabama Grocers Education Foundation, Jack Mitchell Memorial. 300 Vestavia Parkway, Suite 3500, Birmingham, Alabama 35216.

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