Mitchell A. Trimble, 86, of West Portsmouth, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at SOMC Hospice. He was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Greenup, Ky., to the late James and Verdie Frazier Trimble. Mitchell was inducted into the U.S. Army on Dec. 16, 1943, at Ft. Thomas, Ky. He served in WWII in South Philippines Liberation and RyuKyus. He received an Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal and a Victory Medal for WWII. Mitchell retired from Goodyear Atomic Corporation in Piketon in 1988. Along with his parents Mitchell was preceded in death by three brothers, Ellis, Neville and P. Warren Trimble; a grandchild, Ross Martin Hamilton III and a great-great-grandchild, Raegan Holbrook.
Mitchell is survived by his wife, Elnora M. Ratliff Trimble, who he married on July 20, 1946; two daughters, Linda (Otis) Banks of Lucasville and Elizabeth (Ross) Hamilton of West Portsmouth; a son, Mitchell (Catherine) Trimble of Sciotoville; three sisters, Clara Montgomery, Celestial Johnson and Ruth Knauff; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Brian Holbrook officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park with graveside military rites by James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. The family’s favorite charity is SOMC Hospice. Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com.