Joe L. Mitchell, a retired Westinghouse Electric Corp. engineer and marketing program manager who enjoyed roaming the world and listening to classical music, died Feb. 6 from complications of dementia at Roland Park Place. The former longtime Poplar Hill resident was 93.
Joe Lee Mitchell, who was born and raised in Forest, Miss., was the son of Harry Luther Mitchell, a Bienville Lumber Co. executive, and his wife, Corrie Lee McKenzie, a homemaker.
While attending elementary school in Forest, he met his future wife, the former Elizabeth “Betty” Thompson, on the school playground when they were 5 years old.They married in 1948.
After graduating from Forest High School,...