James (Bob) Howard Mitchell,  69, passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at Copper Trace in Westfield.

He was born May 1, 1950 in Noblesville to John and Mary Ellen Mitchell.

He was a 1968 graduate of Sheridan High School and then went off to Purdue University for a short stint before he found himself following his dream of moving to Denver, Colo. Denver is where he spent the next 13 years as a member of the Dawson band. In 1986 he moved back to 512 E. 1st St. in Sheridan, where he spent the rest of his healthy years living and caring for his beloved mother.

Mr. Mitchell worked for L & K Noe Excavating for 16 years before semi-retiring and taking on Cool Lake Golf Course. Cool Lake brought him so much joy, up until the end of his working career.

Without a doubt, he was driven by the sunshine in the sky. He loved to spend time outside soaking up the rays, fishing, reading a book, cruising in the Jeep, and playing as MUCH golf as possible. He loved his golfing family and spent many hours just hanging with the guys. His favorite line to all of them at the course was, “Let’s go Laser and 8 Iron.”

He was quirky and famous for his one-liners. He had nicknames for everyone and about 10 nicknames of his own that everyone around town had for him. To a stranger meeting him, it became somewhat confusing, never truly understanding what his real name was. It also brought about a lot of laughter, which is what he was truly about. There was never a serious moment when he was around. Mr. Mitchell was a lot like a magnet. When people saw him, they were drawn to him for his light-hearted sense of humor. He was a fan favorite to everyone. He spent many of his evenings supporting all the little league teams and Sheridan Blackhawk sports. He not only loved sports, but he loved getting to know the kids and their families. One of his new favorite pastimes became face timing with his brother Johnny in North Carolina. He was always hoping to catch him mid-stroke on the golf course.

Survivors who had a very special place in his heart included Jessica and Jamie Wallace and Cort and Maddi Christy (he was never married nor had a family of his own and always considered these four family); a brother, John (Marie) Mitchell; a niece, Allison Mitchell; and Nick, Lori, Cort, Ciera and Maddi Christy; and Mila Jane, Jessica and Jamie Wallace.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Ellen Mitchell.

Services are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at Sheridan United Methodist Church, located at 207 E. 2nd St. in Sheridan. Family and friends are invited to gather from 2 p.m. until time of services. The Rev Jody Brown will be officiating. Everyone is invited to share a memory or leave a condolence at fisherfunerals.com

Memorial contributions can be made to Sheridan High School Athletic Dept at 24185 North Hinesley Rd. Sheridan, IN 46069.