Harry “Jigger” Mitchum, Sr., age 86, resident of Seale, Alabama, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Columbus Hospice House. Private services are being held with interment following at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery.
Mr. Mitchum, son of the late Nathan Nathaniel Mitchum and Melissa Holsclaw Mitchum, was born May 17, 1934 in Hudson, North Carolina. He was Baptist by faith; very outgoing; and everyone loved him. Mr. Mitchum was an exterminator for Orkin for several years and was noted as being very supportive of men’s softball team as he sponsored a team. He also enjoyed watching his sons play softball. Mr. Mitchum was a big Bill Elliott NASCAR fan; enjoyed traveling and camping with the family; and was seen on his lawn mower for many hours cutting grass. He also enjoyed some quite peaceful time at his home which would be filled at spending time with his family and watching the deer out the window. The family remembers him as a man who never met a stranger.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by seven sisters; five brothers; his first wife, Gaynell Elizabeth Mitchum; daughter, Beverly Ann Fritz; and grandson, Brian Steven Mitchum.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gail Mitchum of Seale, Alabama; two sons, Harry Wallace Mitchum, Jr. and his wife Beverly of Hudson, North Carolina and Phillip Mitchum and his wife Josie of Hatchechubbee, Alabama; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; sister-in-law, Maxine Mitchum of Hudson, North Carolina; numerous nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Columbus Hospice House at www.columbushospice.com.