He was born May 11, 1935, in Greenville to the late Claudia Eugenia Owen Mitchell and Alfred Jones Mitchell, who preceded him in death. He was very active in football and track during his years at Greenville High School. He attended Tulane University and the University of Southern Mississippi, where he completed a master’s degree in accounting with a minor in geology. At Tulane he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and the track and cheerleading teams.
Charles’ served in many industries during his career, which included positions in the banking and oil industries. His last occupation was at B.L. Mitchell Inc. in Leland, which he founded in 1992 with his wife, the late Betty Litton Mitchell, and their three sons. He was an intrinsic part of B.L. Mitchell, and his leadership there led to the approval of both FDA and EPA products for the aquaculture industry. He was and will be noted for his work ethic and professionalism. He was an active member of St. James’ Episcopal Church, where he had served on the Vestry, and running was his No. 1 hobby, having logged more than 60,000 miles over 40 years. He served in the Marine Reserves from 1958 to 1961.
He is survived by two sons, Martin Litton Mitchell and Dabney Parrish Mitchell, both of Greenville, and a sister, Dabney Mitchell Holt of Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Betty Litton Mitchell; a son, Alfred Jones Mitchell II; and one brother, Eugene Owen Mitchell Sr.
There will be a visitation one hour prior to services at the church. Monetary gifts can be given to Alfred Jones Mitchell, II “We Care” Fund at Saint James Episcopal Church in Greenville, MS in lieu of flowers and plants.