He was born July 23, 1943, in Shreveport, La., to William and Lela Mitchell. He married Jean Severa on Sept. 1, 1966, in Beeville. He was a uranium mining supervisor and an outdoorsman. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, photography and music.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lela Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Mitchell of Beeville; a daughter, Michelle (Clint) Mitchell-Staggs of Houston; a son, Mark William (Margie) Mitchell of George West; a grandson, Mark Gabriel Mitchell of George West; and numerous friends and co-workers.
A memorial service was conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Galloway & Sons Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Don Taylor officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home