DENISON - B.A. "Buddy" Mitchell, Jr., 83, of Denison, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.|
Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. on Friday at Johnson-Moore Funeral Home with Deacon Gary Vogel presiding, family visitation will follow from 6:30-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sherman. Officating will be Father Jeremy Myers with Father Antonio Aureus assisting. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Denison. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Tim Mitchell, Clint Mitchell, Scott Williams, Michael Mitchell, Eric Harp, Joey Garland and Mark Osborne.
Buddy was born in Denison on March 6, 1931, the son of Byron A. and Anne Frances Jaccard Mitchell, Sr. He graduated from Denison High School in 1950. Buddy and Shirley R. Inman were married in Sherman at St. Mary's Catholic Church on November 24, 1950. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea for 13 months. He worked for Lone Star Gas Company for 15 years, McKinney Job Corp for 17 years and was a "Jack of All Trades" for many, many years. At an early age he was interested in cars and Cushman scooters. For several years he wrote a column in the Denison Herald called "Mitch's Corner".
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mitchell of Denison; sons, Bart Mitchell and his, wife, Linda, of Sherman, Mike Mitchell and his wife, Delanna of Van Alystne, and Randy Mitchell and his wife, Kim of Anna; daughters, Cathy Harp and her husband, Kenny of Sherman, Lori Williams of Denison and Lisa Mitchell of Denison; 17 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his great grandson, Tyler Brown-Mitchell.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Moore Funeral Home.
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Published in The Herald Democrat from June 5 to June 7, 2014