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Michael Lee Mitchell

Thursday, December 2, 2021
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Michael Lee Mitchell, 70, of Iowa Park, Texas passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021 in Wichita Falls.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park, Texas with Rev. Tim Franks and Rev. Dennis Neal officiating.

Michael was born on August 17, 1951 in Wichita Falls, TX to the late Harry L. and Bobbie (Reneau) Mitchell.

Michael spent most of his childhood on his family's land near Iowa Park where he developed a love of ranching. This love of ranching remained true throughout his life, as he became involved in the rodeo as a high school student. Though he graduated high school in the Dallas area, he was loyal to the Iowa Park class of 1969.  His passion for ranching continued after high school as he became a professional rancher, managing several commercial ranches in both Nebraska and Kansas.

North Texas was always home and Michael returned to Wichita Falls where he received a degree in accounting from Midwestern State University. Michael owned his bookkeeping business for over 30 years, where he helped other ranchers and small business owners manage their businesses.

Michael's greatest professional joy, however, was building his own ranch in Iowa Park, where he successfully bred quarter horses and cattle. The ranch was also home to several ministries Michael led where he shared his love of the Lord. He and his wife, Judy were members of Faith Baptist Church in Iowa Park where he taught Sunday School.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Harry L. Mitchell and Bobbie Jones.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Judy; brother, Dennis Mitchell and wife, Becky of Iowa Park; sisters, Linda Mitchell of Pensacola, FL and Lea Ann Mitchell of Orange Beach, AL.; his son, Michael Mitchell, Jr.; daughter, Michele Mitchell and her husband, Tim Wolf; Lisa Smant and husband, Kevin; grandchildren Addison, Ashlie, Amanda, Jasmin, Sean, Taylor, Avery, Eleni, Ethan, Sophie; and a great grandchild, Greyson.

He loved his family very much.

The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 or Friendly Door of Iowa Park, 810 N. 3rd St. Iowa Park, Texas 76367.