Carlton Mitchell

October 5, 1947 ~ April 16, 2018 (age 70)

CARLTON “MITCH” EDWARD ALLAN MITCHELL, age 70, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California.

Born to Wayman and Addie Mitchell on October 5, 1947 in San Francisco, Carlton was a lifelong resident of California. He lived his first eight years in San Francisco, then moved down the coast to Menlo Park, Palo Alto, inland to Fresno, further south to Los Angeles, finally settling in San Diego. Carlton graduated from the San Diego Adventist Academy in 1965 and then attended Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama.

 On November 22, 1969, he married Mistinguette Knight in San Diego. In 1970, he began what would become a nearly 50-year career with San Diego Gas & Electric. Carlton lived in Hemet for the last 13 years of his life.

An avid motorcycle lover, Carlton was a founding member of the Black Sabbath Motorcycle Club in San Diego and designed its original logo and patch. Carlton was an advanced practitioner of Shorin Ryu Karate and in his prime was a competitive tennis player, ping pong player and runner. He was a fan of Sci-Fi particularly Star Trek, and action movies, and was not ashamed to admit that he enjoyed the occasional “chick-flick.” For the past several years he had looked forward to feeding the hummingbirds that awaited him every day outside his window. Carlton was a member of the Maranatha Seventh-Day Adventist Church and attended services at the Hemet and Menifee churches.

Carlton was a kind, generous and thoughtful man whose greatest joy was bringing happiness into the lives of others. He was known for his quick wit and a smile that could brighten even the cloudiest of days, and he truly never met a stranger. He will be especially remembered for his unfailing devotion to and sacrifice for his family, friends, faith and career. He had dreams of traveling to Belize and Washington, DC, and while he never realized those dreams, he instead did everything in his power to ensure that his family and friends could realize theirs. Carlton was loved dearly and will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mistinguette Mitchell; parents, Wayman and Addie Mitchell; brother, Elliott Mitchell and sister, Ruth Ellayne Jatho.
Carlton is survived by his loving family: son, Sean and his wife, Lara; daughter, Taryn; grandchildren Taj’nai, Silk, Carly and Ethan; great-grandchildren Ariah and Micah, nephews Jason and Ryker, and nieces Nicole and Misty.


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