Hugh C. Mitchum Jr.
January 31, 1932 – July 18, 2020
Hugh Mitchum Jr., 88, passed away on July 18, 2020. He was born on January 31, 1932 to Hugh and Virginia Mitchum in Charlotte, NC.
Hugh graduated from Central High School, received an associate’s degree from Brevard College, and also a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in Business. He served in the US Coast Guard and received the Purple Heart medal. He also served as a Coast Guard recruiter and was featured on a national campaign ad. After the service, he entered the family business, Mitchum Potato Chips, and rose to Chief Executive Officer.
Hugh was a loving husband, father, and kind to everyone he met. His hobbies included boating, traveling, gardening, and following Tar Heel and East Carolina sports. His attention to detail will be greatly missed. Hugh’s faith was important to him as demonstrated by his time helping with First Baptist Church's Sunday School and the many lives he impacted.
Hugh is survived by his wife, Jeannette Mitchum; son, Hugh Mitchum III; nieces, Jean Horne (David) and Deborah Threatt; grandnephew, Addison Threatt; and grandniece, Nicole Hamill (Jonathon).
Due to Covid restrictions, the Funeral Service is private. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to East Carolina University or a charity of your choice.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Hugh C. Mitchum Jr.
July 27, 2020
I just learned of Hugh’s passing and send sincere condolences to the entire family. Moving next to Hugh and Jeanette, I came to know one of the kindest neighbors....Hugh loved his home and garden and took such pride in caring for everything himself. He was a pleasure to speak to. Son, Hugh and I would meet and chat before COVID and he took such wonderful care of Mom, Jeanette. May Hugh Rest In Peace and the family know how much he was loved and respected.
July 24, 2020
I"ll miss seeing Mr Micthum at McDonalds nice man to know Well keep him & his family in our prayers
July 23, 2020
The Lord has a new angel. Mr. HC Mitchum and my dad were, and will always be, my mentors. Family, Faith, Hard Work, Honesty, and always others before yourself!. No excuses, no exceptions. These are the lessons that I learned from Dad and Mr. HC Mitchum JR. Always by observing their actions, never just idle talk. If dad or Mr. Mitchum promised anyone anything they delivered. Not under duress but with a smile and a helping hand. They are and will always be the standard I fail to reach everyday. However, just like Mr. Mitchum and my dad would say.."Son stop your whining, and get to work!!"
If all goes well for me, I hope to be able to cut this gentleman's grass in heaven. Hugh you are the brother I never had and I love you dearly. See you soon. Keep the Faith!!
July 22, 2020
We are so glad to have known Hugh and be able to call him a friend. He was a true gentleman and one of the most kind and caring Christians. We know that everyone who knew him will surely miss him as we will .
Thurman & Shirley Nail
July 22, 2020
I am so sorry to see this news about Hugh. We moved from the neighborhood last summer......Hugh was a great conversationalist and I remember how often he walked the neighborhood, and especially loved his flowers by the driveway.