Roger Michael Mitchell, 72 years of age, passed on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Thompson Peak Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona surrounded by family.
Roger was born March 20, 1947 in Taylorville, Illinois to the late Dwain J. and Ruth E. Mitchell. He was the youngest of two children; his sister Carolyn Mitchell Purdy (John) preceded him in death. Roger graduated from Taylorville High School and attended Southern Illinois University. He worked for the City of Taylorville Street Department before moving to Arizona in 1987. Roger retired from the City of Phoenix after 25 years.
Roger married Jacquelyn Scott in 1972. He has four children, Thomas, Michael, Jacob (Angie) and Carolyn Mitchell Cronin (Mike).
Roger truly lived life to the fullest and loved to hike the desert and mountains of Arizona. His wife, children and grandchildren were his greatest joy and he dedicated his life to them.
Roger is survived by his mother, Ruth Mitchell, 96, his wife Jackie, 3 sons and his daughter. He has eight grandchildren Raymond Blaine, deceased, Crystal, Aiden, Leo, Katie, Charlotte, Thomas, Jr. and Joseph Cronin.
A memorial service for family celebrating Roger’s Life will be held in his home in Cave Creek, Arizona.