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Family Owned and Operated since 1912 Lorain, Ohio
Gerald "Jerry" E. Mitchell
Had Auto Body Repair Shop; Enjoyed Classic Cars Shows
Age 77
Born: July 28, 1942   Died: January 10, 2020

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Gerald “Jerry” E. Mitchell, 77, of Avon Lake, died Friday January 10, 2020 at University Hospitals St John Medical Center in Westlake after suffering a massive stroke.

He was born July 28, 1942 in Bullskin, Pennsylvania and had resided in the Avon Lake/Lorain area since 1956.

Jerry worked in auto body repair and as a paint technician starting at Ben Lupe Chevrolet in 1964 and later at several Lorain County auto dealerships.  He owned and operated Classic Auto Body in Lorain for several years and spent over 20 years in the industry before retiring. 

His greatest joy was spending time with his family.  He liked to attend classic car shows and estate sales and auctions, playing golf and going to casinos with his wife.  Jerry had a strong Baptist faith in Jesus. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Alice M. Mitchell (nee Bolyard-Reynolds); children: Shaila (Bill) Teter, Suzi (Eric) Noble and Joyan (Mike) McCormick; grandchildren: Amanda (Jimmy) Mitchell, Staff Sergeant William (Katie) Teter, Jennifer (Major Jeffry) Kooij, Erika Noble, Mitchell McCormick and Colin-Jase McCormick; great grandchildren: Jimmy, Georgetta, Elijah, Abigail & Emily Mitchell, Jaxon Teter and Raina & Emily Kooij; stepfather: Bernard Hoopes, brothers: Bernie Hoopes and Jeff Hoopes, sister-in-law Rena Mitchell and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father James Mitchell, mother Etta Mitchell Hoopes (nee Dillinger), brothers: James and his wife Barb, Richard, Domer & Ron Mitchell, sister Diane Dye (nee Hoopes) and sisters-in-law: Linda, Theresa & Monica Hoopes.

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