Bill was called to be with his Lord and savior on Monday November 4th. Bill was born in Chicago on March 1st, 1940. He grew up in Rockford, IA. He attended and played football at University of Iowa and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Parsons College. Bill worked as a sales person, manager and director for International Paper Company. Since retiring Bill worked at Point of Grace Church in Waukee Iowa. Upon relocating to Dallas to spend time with his grandchildren, he loved serving at Fivestone Community Church in Garland. Bill also was a board Chairman at Putco Inc. in Ankeny Iowa.
Bill recently had taken up gardening with a goal of winning yard of the month (yet unattained). He was a longtime lover of golf, fishing, tennis, card games or anything that would provide fellowship and chance to share the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce Cutler Mitchell and Isabel Tolar Mitchell, and a son Christian David, and is survived by his wife Linda, sons Matthew, Andrew, Joshua (Wendy), and Joseph (Andrea); grandchildren Sean, Ella, Abraham, William, Ezekiel, Jonathan, and Parker Texas; and sisters Leone, Dolly and Susan.
Bill spent his years serving the Lord, family and church, and his life was a true testament to God's love. He greeted everyone with a huge smile that made you feel comfortable to be in his company and parted with a giant hug that remained long after goodbye. He would always take the extra step to help anyone in need. Competitive yet humble, Bill excelled at most things he tried. He expected everyone to try their hardest but would be the first one with an arm around your shoulder if you failed. He was a great man, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
"I have fought the good fight. I have completed the course. I have preserved the faith." 2nd Timothy, 4:7
Family will receive friends on Wednesday November 6th 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas Texas.
Services will be held Thursday November 7th 2013 at 10:00 am at Restland Funeral home.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials are made to Fivestone Community Church, 1600 W. Campbell Rd, Garland Texas 75044. www.fivestonechurch.com.
Published in Des Moines Register from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8, 2013