Charles Edward Mitchell, 88, of Atlantic Beach, previously of Rocky Mount and Elm City, died Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Atlantic Beach.

A service in remembrance of Charles is at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Elm City Train Depot.

Charles was a retired Atlantic Coast Line railroad carman, a former paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division and a member of the Elm City American Legion and Elm City United Methodist Church.

Charles graduated from Rocky Mount Senior High School and attended Atlantic Christian College and N.C. Wesleyan College.

Charles was interested in antiques, restoring old cars, bass fishing and genealogy research.

Charles is survived by his three children, Charles David Mitchell of Bend, Ore., Jeffrey Doles Mitchell and wife JoAnna of Wilson and Wren Mitchell Vanden Bosch and husband Jon of Santa Monica, Calif.; former wife, Nancy Doles Mitchell of Wilson; sister, Irene Mitchell Moody of Rocky Mount; and many nieces and nephews. Charles was especially proud of his five granddaughters, Savannah, Sydney and Jillian Mitchell, all of Wilson, and Anna Wren and Clara Vanden Bosch, both of Santa Monica, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Argo Mitchell; a sister, Novene Mitchell Daughtry; and a brother, Lelon A. Mitchell.

Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Access online obituary and internet condolences through

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