David “DW” Mitchell

Published 9:14 am Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX – David “DW” Mitchell, of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas passed away suddenly of natural causes on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at a hotel in Nigeria, Africa. He was completing a very special project of four years for the people of Nigeria.

He was born on September 5, 1944 in Topeka, Kansas to his parents, Rufus Earl “Mitch” and Doris Pauline Mitchell.

DW always had time for a smile, even on his worst day, for anyone who needed one. He always made sure everyone was having a good time and felt comfortable. Known to all who met him, DW was “Larger than Life”.

DW grew up Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia, attended college and graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering. In 1975, DW moved his then wife Roxcie Ann and daughter to Brownwood, Texas, where his son was born in 1977. He was very involved with numerous community activities and served on many boards. He was a Budweiser Distributor with eight counties in central Texas. Prior to that, an engineer for Ford right out of college and ran factories for Cidron and London Fog. DW created Consulting International and was a successful International Business Advisor for the last 20 years.

DW, as known to his friends and family, was an avid sports enthusiast. You could find him at a sporting event with family and friends or watching his wife Vanessa and her mother, Lynn Andrews, riding in competitive horse shows.

David will be remembered and enormously missed by his first wife Roxcie Ann and their two children Lachelle Mitchell Ruble, her husband Jeremiah Ruble, and Landon Mitchell of Dallas, Texas, as well as a multitude of friends and associates from around the world, which DW felt made him a better person for experiencing their cultures and environments.

He was predeceased in death by wife Vanessa Mitchell, their two beloved dogs Salsa, TC and a pond full of magnificent colorful Koi fish, which he adored. He always had time to find the beauty in a flower, tree, sunset, the moon, nature, animals, etc.

DW met and married Vanessa Andrews in 1995, they had no children.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life for DW at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 at Delaney Vineyards, Grapevine, Texas.

Anything you may wish to give to DW’s widow Vanessa and DW’s family can be sent to Delaney Vineyard in c/o Jerry Delaney.

Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home of Colleyville, TX (817-498-5894) is handling the arrangements.