|Birth: ||Feb. 6, 1917|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 2005|
WINTERS — Audra L. Mitchell, 88, of Winters died Monday, June 27, 2005 at his residence. He was born February 6, 1917 to Martin Luther Mitchell and Nancy Elizabeth Yancy Mitchell. He was raised on the family farm near Pumphrey and lived there all his life, save for his college years. He graduated from John Tarleton and from Texas Tech with degrees in Agronomy. After the death of his father in 1937 he began farming, a vocation he continued until ill health forced his retirement. He married Lila Smith on April 29, 1939. His mother died when he was 8 years old and his dad died when he was 19 years of age, so home and family were always special to him. He was a farmer and cattleman as well as being active in his community. He served on the WISD school board for 12 years, the hospital board, Runnels County water board and the board of directors of the old Winters State Bank. He was a member of Pumphrey Baptist Church for 40 years and the First Baptist Church for 26 years, serving as a deacon for a total of 62 years in both churches.
Survivors are: his wife of 66 years, Lila Mitchell of Winters; two sone, Mike Mitchell and wife Linda of Winters, and A.L. Mitchell and wife Carol of Houston; two daughters, Marilyn Rock and husband Bob of Spring Branch, and Elizabeth Young and husband Garner of Coleman; seven grandchildren, Julie Mitchell Innmon of Dallas, Jason Mitchell of Winters, Doug and Denise Mitchell of Houston, Stephen and Lydia Young of Bruni, Jeff and Kathy Young of Albuquerque, New Mexico, David and Lea Ann Rock of Comfort, and Colonel Tony Rock and wife Kim of Langley AFB, Virginia; eight great grandsons, Chase Mitchell, Jeffrey and Drew Innmon, Trevor and Ethan Young, J.D. Rock and Bennett and A.J. Rock; two great granddaughters, Peyton Mitchell and Meggie Rock; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Zora Hill and Ila Conner, and by his youngest grandchild, Justin Ryan Mitchell.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Justin Ryan Mitchell Scholarship Fund at the State National Bank in Winters.
Family visitation will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Winters Funeral Home. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at First Baptist Church, Winters, Texas, with Rev. Barry Taylor, Rev. Ferris Akins, and Rev. Truman Turk officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery directed by Winters Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are George W. Woodfin, Weldon Holbrooks, Billy Joe Colburn, Pyburn Brown, G.W. Sneed, Bill Cathey, Clifton Poe, Monte Angel, Randall Sneed. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Jess Shaw Sunday School Class and their teacher, Dennis McBeth.
WINTERS FUNERAL HOME
Lila M Mitchell (1921 - 2008)*
Elizabeth Mitchell Young (1940 - 2012)*
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jun 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11260537