James Ross “Jim” Mitchell

James Ross “Jim” Mitchell

October 30, 1938 - March 22, 2020

James Ross “Jim” Mitchell, 81, of Corbin passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his home. Born October 30, 1938, in Harlan County, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Mae Mitchell.

Jim was a member of Dorthae Pentecostal Church and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was also long-time football coach at Lynn Camp High School. Although he immensely enjoyed hunting and fishing, his greatest joy was “spoiling his grandbabies.”

In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lana Sharon Mitchell; sister, Linda Taylor; two nephews: Darrell Taylor and Eddie Cornelius; and brother-in-law, Art Cornelius.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 52 years, Eva Champlin Mitchell; son, Jimmy Wade Mitchell (Claudette); son, Seth Wayne Mitchell (Christy); son, D. Allen Mitchell (Robin); son, Kyle Mitchell (Terra); daughter, Jimmie Natrisha Evans (Billy); grandchildren: Anthony Mitchell, Jonah Mitchell, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Caleb Mitchell, Cameron Mitchell, Kristin Mitchell, Ross Mitchell, Allie Mitchell, Jimmy Mitchell, Kylee Johnson, Eric Mitchell, Masyn Mitchell, Brianna Mitchell, Nathan Evans, and Faith Evans; great grandchildren: Maxum Mitchell, Conor Mitchell, and Ellie Jaymes Johnson (expected in August). He is also survived by his sister, Sue Cornelius; sister, JoAnn Fuson (Arliss); brother, Danny Mitchell; brother, David Mitchell (Brenda); sister, Elaine Bennett (Joe); and brother-in-law, Bob Taylor (Cheryl), as well as other relatives and numerous friends. He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

Private funeral services and private burial will be held under the direction of Hart Funeral Home. For information about sending flowers, please call the funeral home at 606-528-5311

  • David E. Jones
    Posted at 13:05h, 26 March Reply

    Sorry to hear about your brother passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. David E.Jones

  • Jeff Thompson
    Posted at 21:57h, 10 September Reply

    Sorry for not being able to make it to the service..my Hart hurts for all of the family.jim was truly one of the best men I’ve met in my life..is love for his family and friends was felt be all of us..I truly looked up to him and I’m thankful for the time I spent with him ..I’ll think of him every time I go to a football game….. I’ll also want to say that his boys and grandkids playing sports as hard as they all did with heart and dedication was something that he did a fantastic job installing in them…and his daughter was as good a girl as a man could raise…. thanks you GOD for the friend that you brought into my life in Jim Mitchell… and GOD bless Eva Jim’s wife she is a 👼 Angel herself….. JOHN 3:16

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