HUNTINGBURG — Omer Eugene “Gene” Mitchell, 86, of Huntingburg, Duff area, Indiana, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at The Waters of Huntingburg.

He was born Dec. 17, 1935, in Eckerty, to Albert and Dovie (King) Mitchell, Sr.

Gene retired from the maintenance department at Jasper Rubber Company. He loved to go fishing; was a bee keeper; raised and hunted with his coon dogs and beagles; would make wine from a variety of fruits and berries and harvest honey from his bee hives.

Gene is preceded in death by his father, Albert, Sr.; his mother, Dovie Maxey; a daughter, Tonya Moore; a sister, Frieda Jones; two brothers, Jack and Jr. Mitchell.

He is survived by his daughter and caregiver, Lisa Moore of Troy; two sons, Wayne (Dawn) Mitchell of Colorado and Wesley Mitchell of Huntingburg; his longtime companion, Sharon Coons who he always referred to as “My Sweetie”; a sister, Mayme Lytle of Oakland City; eight grandchildren, Shauna, Cherish, Natasha, Jeremy, Dustin, Misty, Maria, Shawn; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service for Omer Eugene Mitchell is at 2 p.m. E.S.T. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Burial follows at Mayo Cemetery. Ryan Stiles will officiate the service.

Friends may call for visitation at Nass & Son Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, the day of the service. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com