Jack Scott Mitchell, 71, passed from this life on Sunday, October 11, 2015 after a brief illness at Kindred Bay Area Hospital in Pasadena, TX. He was born April 16, 1944 in Houston, TX. Jack was a longtime resident of LaGrange, TX. He was a member and employee of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and School in LaGrange. Jack enjoyed spending time with his family, his church family, and many friends in the community. He also followed his favorite sports teams the Astros, Texans, A&M Aggies, and his LaGrange Leopards.
He was preceded in death by his parents, O.T. and Bessie Matocha Gentry; brother Florian; grandparents, Louis and Emily Matocha; aunts and uncles Isabel and Eddie Goebel, Lillian and William Fajkus, Lucy and Eddie Wisnoski, Leroy Matocha, Louis and Dora Matocha; 2 first cousins Pauline Harmon and Jerry Fajkus.
Jack is survived by his aunt Doris Matocha of Fayetteville; all of his first cousins and their spouses, Virginia and John Yancey, Buddy and LaRee Goebel, William J. and Linda Fajkus, Danny and Judy Fajkus, Eddie and Cindy Wisnoski, Bobby and Mary Wisnoski, Frankie and Peggy Wisnoski, Eileen and Jeff Graeter, Lee Alan and Becky Matocha, Janice and Mike Marek, Mark and Lisa Matocha, and Lori and John Spies, Frankie and Debbie Matocha, Doris and Nemery Demar, Linda and Gilbert Gonzalez, and Barbara and Michael Fox; numerous 2nd cousins and their children and many distant cousins and other loving family and friends.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. with a Mass celebrated at 1:00 P.M. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 539 E. Pearl Street, LaGrange, TX 78945 with Father Matthew Kinney as celebrant. A private burial will be held at a later date.
Honorary pallbearers will include all his cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you give a donation to the Sacred Heart Cathodic School for their technology department or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Memorial Hermann Hospital Downtown and Kindred Hospital Bay Area in Pasadena. To his friends and family, thanks for your cards, calls, love, and prayers during this trying time.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.