Glenn E. Mitchell
April 2, 1930 – November 19, 2018
On Monday, the 19th of November 2018, Glenn Edward Mitchell passed away at the age of 88. He was the founder and namesake of Glenn E Mitchell and Co., the father of Andy and Bill Mitchell, and a loving grandfather to their children. A native of Knoxville, Glenn served in the Navy for 8 years and worked for his brother as an electrician before starting his own business in 1978. With the help of his oldest son Andy, his company “Glenn E. Mitchell and Co.” began working out of his home doing residential remodeling work, roofing, KCDC rehab projects and basically anything to get a foothold. Glenn grew the company over the years with hard work and a dedication to quality, moving from small remodeling work to construction of custom homes and small commercial jobs. Before long the business needed to expand and moved into a larger office with a shop and warehouse. Eventually, with his sons Andy and Bill taking on more responsibilities and shared ownership of Chris Hudson and later Jeff Williams, Glenn was able to go into “semi-retirement” and enjoy spending more time with his dear wife Martha as well as his grandkids. Today the small business that Glenn started in his home with 4 to 6 employees is now based in Blount Co., with an office in Franklin, TN as well and employs over 150 people doing commercial and industrial concrete projects across the Southeast. We strive to maintain his dedication to hard work and quality construction that he demonstrated every day. Glenn was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Martha. Glenn is survived by his two sons Andy and Bill, their wives Dana and Kim, and his four grandchildren Cody, Drew, Will, and Seth. He will be missed by many other friends and family members and those who proudly work at the company named after him. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 5 – 7 pm at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive. The memorial service will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made in Glenn’s honor to Ben Atchley Veterans Home/Activities, 9910 Coward Mill Rd, Knoxville, TN 37931. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com
- Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2018
- Memorial Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Glenn E. Mitchell
November 28, 2018
Martha, Bill and Andy, so sorry to hear of Glenn's passing, I enjoyed being his barber for several years, he was so kind and generous to me, praying for you all...
November 23, 2018
I will miss you “Glenn Glenn” !
I was one of his caregiver . The announcement of you passing left me deeply sad . You have always been so loving ,caring ,always grateful .Anytime i brought you breakfast or lunch ,you will ask me if i had already eaten .That says a lot about you and your character .I will miss you making face at me 😊 May you rest in peace my friend in the highest heaven !
I thank your wonderful family for their kindness and gratitude towards me .
Rest in peace my veteran 💐💐💐
November 22, 2018
My uncle Glenn was a caring, giving man who loved a practical joke. Besides providing for his family he opened his home to his aging in-laws, converted space for a sister-in-law, and housed my parents and I one summer while he built our house. He was there for everyone and worked many, many long hours to provide for his family. To me, he and Martha became the hub of the family. For years we would all gather at their house on Saturday night for donuts or egg sandwiches, and all the family news passed through them. Glenn is the last of that generation to leave us, and while I am very sad to see that chapter close, I hope all my cousins have many fond memories as well to keep Martha, Glenn and all our parents alive in our hearts and remembered always. Rest in peace.
November 21, 2018
I have worked for Glenn E. Mitchell & Co., Inc. for almost 17 years. I consider the Mitchell's my family. Glenn was a wonderful, hardworking man who loved his family. I enjoyed the years of visiting with him or him and Martha when they would stop in to the office. He would always stop at my office door and chat for a while. He usually had some sort of funny story to share. He was a good man who laid the groundwork for the company that his sons, my bosses, took over and continue to build. I know they made him proud. Andy, Bill, Dana, Kim, Cody, Drew, Will and Seth, I am truly so very sorry for your loss. Glenn was a wonderful man who will be missed by many, myself included. Prayers for you all during this difficult time.
November 21, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. No words can ease your pain, just know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers