Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fred Forrester Mitchell, Jr.

Mr. Fred Forrester Mitchell, Jr., 66, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 17th, at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Childs officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Porter Funeral Home, with interment in Memorial Park following the visitation.

Fred was born July 14, 1949, in Louisville, MS. He was a 1967 graduate of Louisville High School. Fred had a long and storied career in the music industry. He began his career in Jackson, MS, with Jackson Sound Studio; and then spent most of his working career in Southern California. A close high school friend remembered Fred as being “remarkably talented in music and electronics”. In recent years, Fred worked as a computer technician for Gator Computers in Louisville and Starkville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth Fair Boren Mitchell and Fred Forrester Mitchell, Sr.; a sister, Jane Boren Chambers; and a brother, Tommy Mitchell. .

He is survived by two sisters, Sara Burney Mize and Julia Boren Baker, both of Oxford, MS; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.