Glen Mitchell, 83, of Blacksburg, Virginia passed away Friday, November 9, 2007. He was born in Bridgeton, Indiana on September 10, 1924.
Glen attended the University of Indiana on a Basketball scholarship. He received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University. He was also a player on the Ohio State University Baseball Team. Glen was a World War II veteran. He served in the Army Air Corp. in China from 1942-1944 and was decorated by Chaing Kai-shek order of the Purple Cloud. He also was a Mason.
Among many of his career achievements, Glen was a professor at Ohio State University, Director of Marketing for the Indiana Farm Bureau Coop, then served with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Cali, Columbia, South America, a professor at New Mexico State University, then served with an agricultural project for NMSU with USAID in Paraguay, South America, and a professor of Virginia Tech. Since his retirement, he has enjoyed many volunteer duties for the Food Pantry, Men of the Presbyterian Church, and Harding Avenue School. He was a strong supporter of humanitarian causes which included peace, justice and reducing poverty.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Jesse, his son David, and his sister, Julia Piper. He is survived by his wife, Anna; and two sons, Mark and wife, Janina, of Clarion Pennsylvania and their daughter, Moriah, and Paul and wife Barbara of Blacksburg Virginia and their son Chris. He is also survived by many wonderful friends.
His family will receive friends on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 3 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Home located at 150 Country Club Drive SW in Blacksburg, Virginia. A private burial will be held at later date by the family in West Virginia. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Heifer Project International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, Ark., 72202, The Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry, 505 Progress Street, Blacksburg, Va., 24060 or to a charity of your choice.