Ottmer Bruce Mitchell, born on August 19, 1944, died February 2, 2018. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a former firefighter at Silverton Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Rebecca Mitchell; his children Ottmer B. Mitchell III and Barbara Mitchell; Grandson Ottmer B. Mitchell IV; Sister Mary Phelps and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by special family friends, Emma Dominguez and Shaumber Zirkle.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 6th at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Pastor Mark Williams officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Burial with Military Rites performed by the Jackson County Honor Guard will be in the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Silverton Volunteer Fire Department. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting