BILLY S. MITCHELL, 89, of Rockdale, TX died on Dec. 27, 2009.
He was born July 8, 1920, in Strawn, TX to Willie Wilson & Sarah
Irene (Sarrett) Mitchell. He married Georgie Helen Hill in
Jan. of 1943, in Brazos County. Billy was a 1937 graduate
of Ranger High School at Ranger, TX & received a bachelorís
degree in marketing and finance in 1949 from Texas A&M
University. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Mitchell was
in private business in Woodville for a while and was a
salesman, district sales manager and area production manager
for Ralston Purina Co. He served as vice president of Fidelity
Services Corp. and First National Bank of Waco. Mr. Mitchell
was president of Woodville Chamber and Woodville Community
Inn. He served as director for Tyler County Industrial Corp.,
Woodville Rotary Club, Allen Shivers Memorial Library & Museum,
Deep East Texas Development Council, Tyler County Development
Corp., the Dogwood Club in Woodville, Tyler County Dogwood
Festival and Tyler County Civil Defense.
Mr. Mitchell was a board member of Woodville United Methodist
Church, an elected member of Woodville City Council, member of
the Presidentís Honor Council of Ralston Purina Co., TX,
Manufacturers Association (Waco chapter), First United Methodist
Church of Waco, Masonic Lodge, Lake Waco Country Club, Ridgewood
Country Club of Waco and the City Club of Waco. He was also a
major for Waco United Fund, served on the advertising committee
of Waco Chamber of Commerce and the steering committee of Quality
First Classic (LPGA golf tournament).
Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Mitchell,
on Sept. 21, 2008.
Survivors are a goddaughter, Pattie Ivey of Austin; a brother,
James L. Mitchell (RHS-1943) of Broken Arrow, OK; a nephew,
Tommy Don Stanfil of Oklahoma City, OK; a niece, Jodie Barker
of Graham; and a cousin, W.E. Wetzel of Kerrville; also, a
nephew, several nieces & a host of friends.