YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Garry C. Mitchum, 62 of Youngstown, Ohio, departed this physical life on Sunday, August 13, 2023 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Mr. Mitchum was born in Hernando, Mississippi in the year of 1960 and moved to Youngstown Ohio with his family in the 70s.

Garry went to  East High School where he played football. After he graduated with the class of 1978 he went to the New Castle School of Trades.

He was a successful welder and also worked at Perkins Restaurant.

He was an avid sports fan and loved the Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Lakers. He loved doing landscaping with his loving partner, Rose, whom he’s been with for over 15 years.

He leaves to church is memories two children, Preston Mitchum of Washington, D.C. and Ebony Mitchum of Cincinnati, Ohio; three brothers, all of Youngstown, Eddie Mitchum, James Wolfe and Tarise Jerome (Mitchelle) Wolfe; two sisters, Linda Ann Wolfe and Stephanie Wolfe of Streetsboro, Ohio and the host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Birstine Mitchum Wolfe; his grandparents, Charles and Fannie Mitchum and his youngest son, Parish Mitchum.

A homegoing celebration service will be held 12:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2023 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, where a visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home Inc. was given the honor to serve the family during this time of bereavement. Thank you for putting your trust in our services.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, August 23 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.