John Lewis Mizell, Lt.
Colonel (Retired), USAF, died Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Greenville.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Ridgecrest
Baptist Church under the direction of Coker-Mathews Funeral Home. Dr. Matt
Beasley and Dr. Chet Haney will officiate. Interment will follow at
Memoryland Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, 12:30 PM until
service time at the church.
Mr. Mizell was born in
Arkadelphia, Arkansas on February 21, 1923. He was the son of Earl Mizell
and Artie Bell Scrivner Mizell. He married Betty Jo Schuh on July 14,
1946 in Paragould, Arkansas. He was a retired Lt. Colonel and Pilot in
the United States Air Force, formerly worked for LTV, Mizell & Howell Real
Estate, and was a Hunt County Commissioner. He was a member of Highland
Terrace Baptist Church but maintained many ties with Ridgecrest Baptist Church.
He was a member of Lions Club, Gideons International and was on the board of
Firemanís Retirement and Relief Fund.
Survivors include his son,
Steve Mizell; daughters, Kathy Mizell and Nancy Davis; grandchildren, Ben
Mizell and wife Rose, Susanna Liday and husband Jeff, Erin Brownfield and
husband Robert, Andrew Davis and wife Torie and Brent Mizell; nine
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in
death by his wife; parents, six brothers, two sisters and daughter-in-law,
Nancy Hunt Mizell.
The family requests that in
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.
Pallbearers will be Andy
Davis, Ben Mizell, Brent Mizell, Don Mizell, Rod Mizell and Walt Mizell.
We are requesting that you limit the size of the gathering during the viewing due to concerns regarding the current health crisis. Please feel free to com and pay your respects but limit your contact with others as per recommended guidelines from the CDC.