John Howard Mitchell passed away June 26, 2013, at Rogue Regional Medical Center. He was born November 27, 1957.

John was a graduate of Medford High School in 1976, went directly into the Marine Corps, afterward traveled to Australia and Alaska. He attended Southern Oregon University, joined the National Guard and was deployed to the Sinai Peninsula on a peace-keeping mission. He worked at the VA Domiciliary in White City, Ore. as well as Harry & David. He was active in children's ministry and security for many years at Ashland Christian Fellowship in Ashland, Ore. John enjoyed fishing, bowling, and golf, and took great pride in being able to serve our wonderful country.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Naomi Cynthia Mitchell; and brother, Steven Patrick Mitchell. He is survived by his brother, Peter Allan Mitchell; father, Howard Winters Mitchell; and niece, Reilly Jene Mitchell Shepherd.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Ashland Christian Fellowship, 50 W. Hersey, Ashland, Ore.