Jim at the Texas Toy Soldier Show Jim, Kyle, and Dan at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

James Peter Mitchell

James Peter Mitchell of North Houston, Texas died following rupture of a cerebral aneurysm. He was 69 years old.

James is survived by his two sons, Daniel and Kyle, who knew him, loved him, and stood together at his side as he died. They thank the staffs of Methodist Willowbrook, Encompass Health The Vintage, and Baylor St. Luke’s for his final care. Extra special thanks to Sophia C. and the nephrology team of Dr. Christopher Kwoh.

James was raised in Hazleton, Pennsylvania and educated at Penn State, where he was president of Delta Sigma Phi. He eloped to Houston in 1980, where he started a family and entered the oil business. Serving more than thirty years at independent Swift Energy Company, James led projects and acquisitions at home and abroad until retirement as senior vice president of commercial transactions and land, gaining several truly great friends along the way. An avid reader of American, ancient, and Napoleonic history, he patronized historic battlefields, writers, artists, and sculptors of military miniatures around the world.

At James’ request, there won’t be any funeral or memorial. Those inclined to connect or share memories can reach his boys at sons@jamespetermitchell.com. Those inclined to give in remembrance can donate to The Fort Ticonderoga Association.