Castro’ Marion E. Mitchell age 78 of St. Petersburg, FL and Lima died 11:40 a.m., Sat. March 30 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Oct. 29, 1934 in Hiram, GA to Arthur and Fanniebell Wilkins Mitchell. Both parents are deceased. He married Anise Sponaugle Nov. 11, 1980 and she survives in St. Petersburg.
Castro, famous for his beard, enjoyed motorcycles and NASCAR. He followed Dale Earnheart, JR. He was a former member of the Lima Moose and Orioles Lodges. He had been the owner of Mitchell’s Drywall and Ann’s Market and previously had worked for Harry Wagner.
Survivors include a daughter Ida (Kenneth) Morlock of Lima, a son James (Sharon Sims) Ginter of Palm Harbor, FL; 6 grandchildren: Chris, Ashley, Jennifer and Brittney Morlock all of Lima, Renee Lozen of Palm Harbor, FL and Jason Lozen of New Port Ritchie, FL and 2 great granddaughters Addison Morlock of Lima and Anastasia Campbell.
He was preceded in death by his ex-wife Mary Ervin Davis.
The family will receive friends Tuesday April 2 Noon -2 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and the memorial service will begin at 2.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.
Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm