William Marion Mitchell

William Marion Mitchell, age 80, of Bogata, passed away, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Tyler.

Marion was born September 28, 1938, in Bagwell to Clyde and Margaret Tucker Mitchell.  He married his wife, Reba, on October 12, 1957, they were married for 61 years.  Marion was the first person in Red River County to receive the American Farmers Degree in 1958.  He was a longtime former Lamar Electric Co-op Board director.  He was a former RRC Water Supply Board Director and also on the Federal Housing Directors Board.  Marion was also a former longtime member of the Bogata Rodeo Association.  There wasn’t a piece of land in Red River County he didn’t know.  He was a lifetime rancher and retired realtor.  Marion was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed quail hunting and fishing and was known for raising English Setter Bird Dogs.  Marion loved his friends and family and will be missed.  His parents precede him in death.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time at the First Baptist Church of Bogata.

Funeral services are set for 2:00p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Bogata with Rev. George Spears officiating.  Burial will follow in Bogata Cemetery under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Reba Robinson Mitchell of Bogata; his son, Mark Mitchell and wife, Debbie of Bogata; his grandson, Tim Peeples and fiancé Dana Gilbreath of Saltillo; numerous great grandchildren; his sister, Gail Smelser of Bogata; a special nephew Aaron Robinson and wife, Dee of Clarksville and his great nephew, Jace Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bogata Cemetery Association, 104 Mt. Vernon Rd. Bogata Tx. 75417.