November 27, 1948 – August 27, 2020
Loren Douglas Mitchell passed away on August 27, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. He was born on November 27, 1948, to Loren and Carolyn Carr Mitchell, in Bloomington, IL. He is survived by his loving wife, Sylvia Mitchell; three children: Lisa Merwin (Tyler), Doug Mitchell (Teresa), and Jessica Mitchell; eight grandchildren: Steven (Morgan), Tanya, Rose, Dylan, Noah, TJ, Isiah, and Ellie; three brothers, James Edward (Karen) Mitchell, Fred Robert Mitchell, and Jeffrey Scott (Susan) Mitchell; two sisters, Linda Jane (Thomas) Ricker and Gail Margaret Mitchell, and numerous family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Phillip, Thomas, and Gary Mitchell; and granddaughter, Chava Jean. Doug was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1987 and served during the Vietnam War. He continued to help serve his fellow veterans by being active with the DAV. He was a graduate of University High School in Bloomington, IL, and of University of La Vern in La Vern, CA. During his time in the Air Force, he was able to travel to Texas, Louisiana, Guam, England, and California. After retiring from the Air Force, he settled down in Riverside, CA from 1986 – 2005, before moving to San Antonio, TX. There, he worked for Mercury Insurance before retiring in 2019. Doug loved his family and showed his support by being a band booster, hauling musical equipment during football games, and selling snacks at soccer games. He loved to tell “Dad” jokes, and he could talk to anyone he just met. No one was a stranger. Doug loved to go to the Spurs game with his family, and he enjoyed going to the football game at the Alamo Dome every New Years. When he was able to, he would volunteer at the Valero Texas Open, where he could get an up-close view of the golf tournament. Doug will be missed so very much by his family and those who knew him. His many escapades in life brought laughter to us and life will be sadder without our Doug. He was a true believer in Our Lord, Jesus Christ. There is comfort in knowing that he is with God, Our Farther. We have tears for ourselves but there is joy within our hearts, for one day we shall be together again.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private service will be held on September 17th. Streaming services will be provided by Sunset Northwest Funeral Home.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
September 16, 2020
As a friend and fellow comrade in the Disabled American Veterans Association and a fellow USAF veteran I just wanted to say Doug you will be missed and May your Soul Rest In Peace
September 10, 2020
I miss you Doug.... I will always remember your laugh and most of all your kindness! I was blessed to have known you. May you rest peacefully. My condolences to your family.
September 7, 2020
My husband, Dean and I worked with Doug at Mercury Insurance. Dean was retired Air Force, too, so he felt a special bond with Doug. I enjoyed working with Doug and visiting with him in the break room. He always had something educational, historical, sometimes inspirational or just fun to say. He will be missed.
September 7, 2020
Doug was a sweet and gentle man. He was a member of San Antonio Tea Party and attended our Neighborhood group. He was a true patriot!
September 5, 2020
Your family is justly proud of your service to your country in the Air Force and just for your upstanding citizenship every day of your life. We will miss your contributions to our society. Enjoyed working with you at Mercury Insurance and in the San Antonio Tea Party. You were a great asset and hard worker. I have missed our lunches out together back in the day and those discussions. Birds Up!
September 4, 2020
I was able to know and work with Doug for the last three years, his dedication to helping the Veterans through the DAV was a wonderful thing to see and be involved with. He was someone that you could depend on and his word and a handshake would be honored. He took care of his family and worried about his grandson, Dylan. Usually when you saw Doug, Dylan wasn't far behind. His dedication to Chapter 14, DAV was monumental, the hours he put in were more than the rest of put together. He was a large impressive man, his heart was as big as he was. He will be missed.
September 4, 2020
Sending prayers of comfort to the family, Doug was a part of our Mercury family that I have known since we worked together in California and again in Texas
September 3, 2020
Doug was an exceptional Airman and served in the United States Air Force until he retired in 1987. He was not only my co-worker at Mercury Insurance, Doug was also an exceptional employee, a great husband, father and grandfather. Doug was a Vietnam Veteran and as a kid was born and raised in South Vietnam, there is always a special place in my heart and gratitude for Doug and all Vietnam Veterans. It was a distinct honor when Doug and his son came to North Fort Hood, TX for my last promotion in the United States Army on 20 Feb 2016 and on that date I have the opportunity personally to say thank you Doug for his faithful service to our great Nation and the Republic of Vietnam, Doug went to Vietnam and fought for my freedom while his peers burned our flag or ran to Canada. Doug’s extraordinary service to the USAF reflects great credit upon himself and the United States of America and I am proud to call him my battle buddy. Rest in peace and I love you!