Skip to content

Obituary – Johnnie “Gene” E. Mitchell

Johnnie Eugene Mitchell, age 65, passed away December 1, 2020, at his home in Bucyrus, Mo. He was born November 7, 1955, in Houston, Mo. to John W and Clares (Jordan) Mitchell.

John grew up in Houston and graduated from Houston High School in 1974. He took pride in his many football accolades and awards including scoring a season high 51 points in high school football as a kicker.

He married Judy Williamson February 14, 1976, and to this union four children were born, Alec, Michael, Teri Jo and Kelly.

John is preceded in death by his parents, and brother in law, Garry Keeney. Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Judy, of the home; two sons, Alec Mitchell and wife, Rachel, and Michael Mitchell and wife Alyssa Jordan both of Bucyrus; two daughters, Teri Jo Gentry and husband, Billy of Bucyrus, and Kelly Yaeger and husband Jason of Salem; ten grandchildren, Mitchell Campbell and fiancé Kaylee Gee, Presley Yaeger, Elizabeth Mitchell, Claira Mitchell, Curtis Mitchell, Otis Yaeger, Emery Mitchell, Milo Yeager, Amber Hanson, and Gauge Hanson; two great granddaughters, Maggie and Molly; sisters, Bonnie Mitchell (Al Baggett), and Beverly Keeney of Houston, and Barbara Clayton of Licking; and many extended family and friends.

He enjoyed riding horses and pulling wagons, he participated in many parades throughout the years. He also loved going to watch the chuck wagon races for many years. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and was so glad he got to witness a super bowl win this past year of his favorite team. John also loved his kids and grandkids and taking them on wagon rides.

John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorials are suggested to Hickory Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

Services were held Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home with Ed Williamson and Paul Murray officiating. Burial was in Hickory Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Dalton Clayton, JW Clayton, Dow Clayton, Tommy Dale Matchell, Jack Campbell, David Hatton, Jeremy Mitchell and Randy Mitchell. Honorary Pallbearers were Aaron Reed and Aaron Lindsten.


Leave a Comment