Visitation for Ronald (Ron) Eugene Mitchell, 69, of Copperas Cove, is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Scott’s Funeral Home in Copperas Cove. Inurnment will follow at 2 p.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Mr. Mitchell died Jan. 10, 2014, after battling cancer. He was born Dec. 23, 1944, in Greeley, Colo., to George and the late Ruby Mitchell. He grew up in Kansas and graduated from Great Bend High School in Great Bend, Kan., in 1962.

He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Industrial Arts Education from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. He married Connie Wilson on Sept. 10, 1966.

He taught school for one year before entering the U.S. Army in 1968, serving for three years, being honorably discharged in 1971, at Fort Hood. They made their home in Copperas Cove.

He was a self-employed trim carpenter, retiring in May 2013. He was always involved in woodwork projects.

He loved playing with his favorite granddaughter, Ally, his red trike motorcycle and road trips with Connie and his other motorcycle friends.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Connie; father, George Mitchell of Killeen; daughter, Stacy McTarnahan and her husband, John, of Round Rock; son, Brian Mitchell of Boston, Mass.; three brothers, Lee Mitchell and his wife, Vicky, of Harker Heights, Dale Mitchell and his wife, Yvonne, of Omaha, Neb., and Larry Mitchell and wife, Jeri, of Pratt, Kan.; and one granddaughter, Ally McTarnahan.

Memorials may be made to the individual’s favorite charity.

Scott’s Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.

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