Ted Miles Mitchell

Ted Miles Mitchell
November 14, 1945 - December 26, 2020

Services for Ted Mitchell will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Van with Pastor Mike Calhoun and Pastor Mark Frizzell officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Hilliard Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest at Colfax Cemetery.
Ted Miles Mitchell was born November 14, 1945 in Athens, Texas. He had been a resident of Colfax for 35 years, formerly living in Columbus, Texas. He was a graduate of Columbus High School and received his bachelor’s degree in education from Stephen F. Austin. He was a teacher and coach for many years, teaching at Orange Field, Vidor, West Mesquite, Elysian Fields, Troup, Van, Brownsboro, and Grand Saline. Ted, or Tootie, as he was known by his family, was a member of Van First Baptist Church and Colfax Men’s Group.
Ted passed away at the age of 75 on December 26, 2020 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee & Ruth Mitchell; brothers, Hank Mitchell and John Mitchell (Frances); nephews, Michael Mitchell; and niece, Betty Ruth Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Judy Mitchell of Colfax; three children, Ted Mitchell (Nicole), Toby Mitchell (Melissa), and Toni Grochowski (Robert); brothers, Pat Mitchell (Beverly), Mike Mitchell (Sally), and Don Mitchell (Julie); nine grandchildren, Austin, Cayden, Garrett, Gaven, Greer, Miles, Max, Mason, and Maddox; and cousin, James Allen Parrish.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations to be made to the Van Education Foundation so we can create a scholarship in Ted’s memory.
You can send a check to: Van ISD Education Foundation P.O. Box 697, Van, TX 75790 Or pay via PayPal at the link below. Please note in the comments section that you are donating in memory of Ted Mitchell https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/VanISDEdFoundation

Funeral Service for Ted Mitchell