Thomas W. Mitchell, 64

   Thomas Warren Mitchell, 64, of Somerset, died at 7:26 am, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born Jan. 13, 1950, in New Albany, to Warren and Harriett (Drake) Mitchell.

   Tom was a graduate of Purdue University where he obtained both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He married Donna Brinson on Nov. 15, 1969, at the Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Bedford. He was a former principal at Southwood High School and retired from Marion Justice Thurgood Marshall Middle School. After retiring from the school building he worked at Asherwood Environmental Science Center and part time at the Cabinet Place in Converse.  He enjoyed boating, golfing, racquetball, and playing pool.  He was a Purdue University and Indianapolis Colts fan, and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

   He is survived by his wife, Donna Mitchell of Somerset; two sons, Brad (Amy) Mitchell of Indianapolis, and Dennis (Lauren Duryea) Mitchell of Noblesville; two grandchildren, Thomas Warren Mitchell II and Samantha Marie Mitchell, both of Noblesville; three  sisters, Pat (John) Gramling of Angola, Jean (Stan Kozuch) Kozak and Kathy (Mark) Myers, both of Bedford. 

   He was preceded in death by his parents.

   Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 15, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with minister Bruce Cameron officiating.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m.  Wednesday, and 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rainbow Christian Camp, to continue with his enjoyment of helping children.

   The memorial guest book for Tom may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Jan 12