Celebrating the life of
Michael H. Mitchell
Mike is survived by his wife, Patricia; children Jennifer Swinney, Michael “Micky” Mitchell and his wife Gail, and grandson Carson J. Mitchell.
Mike attended the University of Texas and graduated in 1971 with a BA in Microbiology. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and served honorably in the United States Air Force for over 25 years retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel specializing in munitions, and then spent his final working years as an oil & gas broker.
Mike’s time in the military played an important role in his life. He frequently pointed out that the Air Force taught him discipline, teamwork, and sacrificing for a cause greater than himself. Those that knew him commented on his natural leadership, a trait developed during his time as a squadron commander.
After working since he was 14 years old, Mike happily retired in 2018 and enjoyed his days tending to his plants and flowers on his back porch, watching the birds, & following his beloved Longhorns on TV. But, his favorite pastime was watching his grandson play baseball (and throwing batting practice to Carson in the backyard).
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Porter Loring North, 2102 N Loop 1604 E, at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Warrior Dog Foundation.
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