James K. Mitchell, 89 of Boerne, Texas, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He succumbed to a long battle with heart disease. After attending 5 years at the Sewanee Military Academy in Tennessee, he then furthered his military service in the U. S. Army. He served in WWII earning his field commission as 2nd Lt. during the New Guinea Campaign. All that knew and loved him referred to him as “Uncle Jimmy.” Uncle Jimmy married Maxine Perry McIlwain 37 years ago and was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He led by example in teaching all who knew and loved him so very much to celebrate life and enjoy family heritage. Up to the very end, Uncle Jimmy lived his life on his terms. Survivors include his wife, Maxine; sons, James K. Mitchell, Jr., Steve Mitchell (Delorise), and Don Barry McIlwain, Jr. (Linda); daughters, Dede Middleton (Ron), Maggie Anderson (Ron), and Pamela Lanfear (Richard); grandchildren, Brad, Matthew, and Kate Mitchell, David Middleton (Dandy), Lath Middleton (Jamie), Sandy Zimmerman (Doug), Chris Holloway (Patty), Keitha Holloway, Betsy Mitchell Hinajosa (Tomas), Andy Aga (Liz), Christi, and Bryan Anderson, Sarah Elizabeth and Connor Lanfear; great grandchildren, Kristy, Joshua, Jacob, and Peggy Holloway, Cade and Ellis Middleton, Madeline and Layton Middleton, Zada and Zailey Middleton, Kelsey Holloway, Kade and Ally Aga, Evan and Ethan Hinajosa; great great grandchildren, Jacob, Jr. and Christopher Holloway; nephew, Craig York (Chris); niece, Susan Holder (Steven); great nephews, Billy and James York; great nieces, Candise and Carieann Holder. The Memorial Service will be on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Vaughan’s Funeral Home in Boerne. Graveside Services with full military honors will be following the service at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements entrusted to Vaughan’s Funeral Home of Boerne.
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The Memorial Service for James K. Mitchell will be on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at Vaughan's Funeral Home at 10: 30 a.m.
Graveside Services with Full Military Honors will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
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Lisa Nieto and Kathy Eichholz
Dear Maxine and family,
We are so sorry for your loss of Jimmy. We will always remember his friendly face and sense of humor when he would come in the Tax Office. We were lucky to have known a beautiful soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy Eichholz and Lisa Nieto
Friends from St. Helena's Church
Gail and I were on a trip to Arizona and New Mexico last week and read about Jimmy's passing after we returned. We are very sorry for your loss. You know that I held Jimmy in very high regard for his many talents, intelligence, ethics and his superior moral convictions. He will be greatly missed by us all. Dave & Gail Powell
Vickie Lloyd Kollaja
Cousin (my Daddy R Lloyd nephew)
TO Jimmy Mitchell Family- I knew one day I would stumble upon this and I am so sorry for the passing of Jimmy. He was a great man and even tho it has been years since we saw him, I often thought of him and wondered How he was doing. I remember him just like yesterday when I was a kid and he came by everyday to see my Daddy (his Uncle_ Raymond Lloyd). He did so much for us and especially for my Daddy. I wish I would have know about the services for him because we would have came. I will miss Jimmy and GOD now has another angel along with my Daddy---maybe they are eating pigs feet...and maybe he will find my Mother (Norma) too--she is an angel as of July 17,2010. GOD bless James K Mitchell Vickie Kollaja