Hal Mitchell Outler, age 91, passed away July 25, 2013. He is survived by children Sandra Tyler Evans and Gregory Marcus Tyler; grandchildren Daniel Owen Evans and wife Susan, Scott Marcus Evans and wife Cheryl, Jane Lindsey Tyler Patterson and husband Forrest, Janice Lauren Tyler Hill and husband Todd, Marcus Mitchell Tyler, and Rachel Rose Tyler; great-grandchildren Daniel Blake Evans, Caleb Hy Evans, Elyssa Shan Evans, Chelsea Laine West, Nathaniel Seth Evans, Noah Scott Evans, Jude Tyler Patterson, and Teagan Rose Hill; sisters-in-law Verna Weishampel, Elsie Williams, and Elva Drennan; and brother-in-law Harry Drennan. Mitch is preceded in death by parents Joseph Harley Outler and Maybelle Mitchell Outler; brother Harley Joseph Outler; sister Lila Maye Outler; wife Lucille Tyler Outler; and great-grandson Beck Michael Patterson.
"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken." Proverbs 15:13. Mitch quoted this verse often after his loving wife of 37 years, Lucille, passed away merely nine months ago, which nearly broke his heart. Mitch was a part of "The Greatest Generation". He was an honorable man with great integrity. He proudly served in World War II and loved our country. Mitch also loved his wife and family dearly, but most importantly, he loved God. He would have been 92 years old on September 1. He led a wonderful life, filled with many adventures. He will be missed by all who loved him.
Mitch's ashes are laid to rest at the Houston National Cemetery, and a service will be held at the Houston National Cemetery Chapel on Friday, October 25 at 2 PM. Those attending are asked to honor Mitch and other veterans by wearing patriotic colors. You are invited to leave a written condolence to the family on the website of Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home in Willis at www.shmfh.com.