James Allen Mitchell, 55, of Vinton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Born March 9, 1959 in Orange, to Otis Carroll Mitchell and Betty Jean Wilkinson, he was a lifelong resident of Vinton. He worked as a papermaker for International Paper in Orange, and also worked for Equitable Bag in Orange. James was associated with the New Life Assembly of God Church in Orangefield. He loved spending time outdoors with his family, and vegetable gardening with his grandson. He will be remembered by those closest to him for teasing others.

James is preceded in death by his parents.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 30 years, Kim Mitchell; daughter, Ashley Mitchell Kelley and husband, Bryan; sisters, Ida Mitchell Jaramillo and husband, Hector, and Karen Mitchell Stanley, all of Vinton; brother, Phillip Coulter of Lake Charles; his grandson, Damion Kelley, whom was very special to him, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Services to remember and honor James’s life will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Brother Keith Pennington, and the Rev. Brian Lindsey. Rite of committal and entombment will follow at the Mausoleum at Orange Forest Lawn cemetery in West Orange.

A gathering of James’s family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuenralhome.com.