Oliver Charles Mitchell, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at his residence. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 5, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Chaplain Craig Klempnauer officiating. Mr. Mitchell will be in state beginning Thursday, February 4, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey. Charles was born July 17, 1924, in South Bosque, Texas, to J.D. and Hattie Mitchell. He married Mary Lou Wall in 1946. After graduating from Waco High School, he enlisted in the Navy, later transferring to the Marine Raiders, serving his country in the Pacific as a medic. After WWII ended, Charles attended Baylor University and graduated in 1951. He later started Mitchell Electrical Co. Charles was a charter member of Cogdell United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Martha Wills; his daughter, Janet Birge; his grandson, Tyler James; and his daughter-in-law, Vicki Mitchell. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Mitchell; two sons, Jeff Mitchell and wife, Ann and Steve Mitchell and wife, Leslie; four grandsons, Brian, Brady, Lee and Jake Mitchell and wife, Laura; granddaughter, Mika Mitchell; his brother, John Mitchell and wife, Frances; step-grandchildren, Jessica Graves and husband, Brandon; Amanda Reed and Michael Reed; special granddaughter, B.J. Kizer; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family wishes to thank Gwendolyn Holmes, Patsy, Gabby, Wesley, Rudy and the staff of Southern Care Hospice for their dedicated care.