Eddie Mitchell

Aug 19th, 1953 - Jan 27th, 2019


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Jan. 31st, 2019 11am


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Thu, Jan. 31st, 2019 1pm

Eddie Mitchell

Marion-Eddie “Sidekick” Mitchell, 65, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his home.

Eddie was born on August 19, 1953 in Saline County to Edward and Barbara (Lucas) Mitchell. He married Carol Bell on September 22, 1990 in Paulton.

Eddie loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting his guns, arrowhead hunting, driving in the countryside and camping.

Survivors include:

Wife-Carol Mitchell of Marion

Son-Shawn Mitchell of Goreville

Grandson-Levi Mitchell of Goreville

Brothers-Rocky and Leanne Mitchell of Marion and Jerry Lee Mitchell of Marion

Sisters-Vicki and Wayne Morgan and Jan and Steve McMichael of WV

Several nieces, nephews and family

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Debbie McCombs.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1pm at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Michael Tetmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Pope County.  Military Rites will be performed by the Vienna VFW with assistance from the U.S. Navy.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 11am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

7 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Michelle Cronenworth

    From: Lake Station, Indiana

    Date: January 30, 2019

    No words can express the amount of heartbreak I feel right now. I am truly sorry for your loss, Carol. Eddie was one of a kind! I will miss his smile, his deep voice and the nicknames he had for almost everyone, including me. I will forever hold our friendship close to my heart. With much love, Michelle

  • Guest: Justin Mitchell

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 30, 2019

    I love you uncle Eddie miss you

  • Guest: Sandy Dahmer

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 30, 2019

    You can R.I.P. now Eddie. God knows you need and deserve it . Your with god now..

  • Guest: Crystal jiles

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2019

    Eddie you will be sadly missed and always loved .forever in our hearts!!

  • Guest: Paul Palmer

    From: Carrier Mills, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2019

    My prayers and thoughts to all family and friends, if i could be there today i would

  • Guest: Yolanda Dwyer

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: January 31, 2019

    So sorry for his family’s loss! He was such a sweet man! We will miss seeing him at our store! RIP ED

  • Guest: Trena (Holmes) Black

    From: Norris City, Illinois

    Date: February 6, 2019

    I am so very sorry to hear of Eddie’s passing. Although I had not seen him in years, I have so many great memories of him and all of Aunt Barb’s kids coming to visit Grandma and Grandpa Lucas and the awesome family reunions that the Lucas clan used to have. Those were great days! Rest in peace Eddie and many prayers of comfort for Carol and Shawn and the rest of the family.