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Official Obituary of

Jimmy S. Mitchum Jr.

January 19, 1947 ~ March 14, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Jimmy Mitchum Jr. Obituary

Jimmy Session Mitchum, Jr, 76, of North Charleston, SC, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023. A viewing will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 10 o’clock, followed by a Memorial Service at Heritage Holiness Church, where Jimmy was a faithful member, 3836 Ladson Rd, SC 29456, and Burial at Summerville Cemetery, 1330 Boone Hill Rd, Summerville, SC 29483. In honor of Jimmy, memorials can be made to the Veterans’ Victory House, 2461 Sidneys Rd, Walterboro, SC 29488.

Jimmy was born on January 19, 1947, in Kingstree, SC, and is the eldest son of the late Jimmy Session Mitchum, Sr, and Ruby Bunch Mitchum. Jimmy was one of the brightest lights and kindest souls to walk this earth, and he truly blessed everyone’s life that he entered. Jimmy also loved with his whole heart; he loved his family and his friends profoundly. In his early years, he served in the 10th Engineer Battalion 3rd Infantry Division in the United States Army. Following his service, he played a medley of sports, including softball, until he began his coaching career in youth football and boxing, where he coached his two sons. Jimmy also worked at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, where he met his wife. After its closing in 1996, Jimmy promptly relocated to Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia to continue his career as a Crane and Rigging Superintendent. After he retired from Kings Bay in 2014, he began spending more time with his daughter, friends, and two dogs that he treated like his own children. During this, he was also able to devote more time to his hobbies, like hunting, fishing, and traveling around the Lowcountry for lunch with his good friends. Jimmy also had time to finally ride his Harley to Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a few times.

All of his family and friends will deeply miss Jimmy.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Leslie H. Mitchum of North Charleston; daughter, Caroline D. Mitchum of North Charleston; sons, Jimmy S. Mitchum, III and Mark A. Mitchum (Melissa), both of Summerville, SC; brothers, Larry E. Mitchum (Suzy) of Summerville, SC, Francis L. Mitchum (JoAnn) of Summerville, SC, Kenny J. Mitchum of Summerville, SC; grandsons, Jimmy S. Mitchum, IV, Bennet Mitchum, and Andrew Mitchum, all of Summerville, SC; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Caroline Mitchum Bryan, and a nephew, Daryl Mitchum.

Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.

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March 18, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Heritage Holiness Church
3836 Ladson Road
Ladson, SC 29456

Funeral Service
March 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Heritage Holiness Church
3836 Ladson Road
Ladson, SC 29456

March 18, 2023

12:00 PM
Summerville Cemetery
1128 Boonehill Road
Summerville, SC 29483


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