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James Edward MitchellDecember 23, 1927 ~ December 29, 2017 (age 90)
James Edward Mitchell born December 23, 1927 to Dillard and Opal Mitchell of Martha, Oklahoma, passed from this earth on December 29, 2017. James served his country in the Navy on two separate occasions during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Returning home, he married his high school sweetheart Wanda Adler. Mr. Mitchell graduated from college and then accepted the position of Principal at Motley Elementary School in Mesquite where he remained for his entire teaching career. James was preceded in death by his parents and children Monte, Melissa and Marcus. He is survived by wife Wanda Adler Mitchell, son Max Mitchell and wife Kay, grandchildren Amanda, Aaron and Amber, great-grandchildren Tanner, Jack, Rylee and Caden and brother Dean Mitchell. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m., prior to the funeral. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Memorial Park.