John Mitchell "Mitch" Mills

John Mitchell “Mitch” Mills, 52, of DeRidder, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in Many, Louisiana.  Mitch was a graduate of DeRidder High School and McNeese State University. He was a coach of football and track for 30 years. He was also an adaptive P.E. coach helping handicapped children and was a Driver Education teacher.   Mitch taught at Leesville, Pickering, Rosepine and DeRidder schools. He was a member of various Coaching Associations.  Mitch played football at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  In High School, Mitch was a shotputter and also played in all sports.


Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, John Seth-Colton Mills, Logan Ashton Mills and Halston Keller Mills; parents, Bobby and JoAnn Mills; brother, Robert Mills and wife Juanita all of DeRidder, Louisiana; aunt, Merle Jopes and family of Picayune, Mississippi and uncles, Arthur Temple of DeRidder, Louisiana, Lee and Louis Temple of Lake Charles, Louisiana and mother of his children, Stacey Keller.


Visitation will be on Friday, July 6, 2012 from 5:00pm till 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana.A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11am at DeRidder High School in DeRidder, Louisiana.  David Castle will officiate.  In lieu of flowers the family wishes for donations to be made to a Children’s Home of their choice.

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