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John E. Mitchell

Houston, Texas

Nov 11, 1941 – Aug 28, 2011


Tuesday, November 11th 1941
Sunday, August 28th 2011
University of Texas


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Gipson Funeral Home Obituary

Funeral services for John Everett Mitchell, 69, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Sanctuary in Lufkin, Texas with the Reverend James H. Powell officiating. The faculty and staff of Lufkin High School will serve as...

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Although I only knew you for a brief period of your life, you made a difference! Thanks for the fond memories I had while you were in Premont.

Mr. Mitchell was a fun, kind, wonderful drama teacher who was an important part of my childhood. I will think of him with smiles and appreciation. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Mr. Mitchell's family is in my thoughts and prayers. I have thought about him so many times over the years. I graduated from Lufkin in 1991. He had such an impact on me! He always pushed his students to do their best work. He will always be remembered as one of my favorite teachers.

A great teacher inspires students, and if they're lucky, they're inspired to be good teachers, too. Thanks for challenging me to think before forming opinions and for teaching me to present them cogently and with patience and large humor to my own students. You were a teacher's teacher and a man of great talent. My life is richer for having known you as my teacher in Premont High School. (Class of 1970)

"When a friend becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." I cherish the three years that I was taught by Mr. Mitchell. His words still and will always inspire.

Even though Mr. Mitchell didn't teach me until my senior year of high school, I still feel as though he loved me just as much as any of his older students. I'll miss you so much and will think of you often. Love you always Mr. Mitchell.

Mr. Mitchell you will be missed. I am grateful to have known you and to have been enlightened by you. God Bless you and I will miss you.

Mitchell often said that there are three books a person should read The Bible, The Illiad, and the one that ties them both together, Moby Dick. Even in death he has inspired me to finish reading that dreadfully boring book for I want to be in the "Those who have read Moby Dick" club.

I'm not a "Mitchell kid", I'm a Mitchell teacher and proud to be one. I live to teach, and I thank him for helping me to realize the passion of teaching. He always told me,...

A talented man with a purpose....
a passionate educator who stood tall
among his peers....a loyal and generous
friend.... We will miss you John Mitchell. Thank you for touching our lives. God bless.

Bonnie Robinson