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Dr. John W. Mitchell, Jr.
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Dr. John Wesley Mitchell, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home on June 28, 2018. John was born on July 2, 1934. He was raised in LaGrange, NC, attended Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School.

John did 2 years of residency at Boston Children's Hospital prior to joining the US Navy. After
being discharged from the Navy, he completed his Pediatric residency at Los Angeles Children's Hospital. He then found his home in Long Beach, CA where he practiced Pediatric Medicine for 20 years.

John was passionate about his work in the medical field and actively supported several charitable causes including the March of Dimes and the Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Center in Long Beach, California. Dr. Mitchell represented the United States in Europe to promote immunizations, including polio.

After retiring from medicine, John began a second career in real estate. He enjoyed working for Berkshire Hathaway and traveling all over the world. He made his home in Palm Springs and then eventually in San Diego.

True to his southern roots, John was an incredible host and loved to entertain friends and family. Charitable fundraisers, dinner parties, holiday celebrations - whatever the reason - John loved to be surrounded by people.

John is survived by his partner, Jonathan Hunt of San Diego, CA, his sister and brother-in-law Mary and Mel Berlin of Hubert, NC, two nephews, Jack Berlin (Leslie) of Tampa, FL and David Berlin (Louise) of Lake Mary, FL, one niece, Kathy Wegmann, of La Grange, NC, five great-nieces and nephews, and his beloved shih tzu, Bentley.

A memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be held at La Grange United Methodist Church on July 21, 2018 at 3 p.m. with interment of ashes following at Fairview Cemetery in La Grange, NC. Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to La Grange United Methodist Church, 213 South Caswell Street, La Grange, NC 28551. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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Service Of Remembrance




3:00 PM
La Grange United Methodist Church

213 South Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551

Cemetery Details


Fairview Cemetery

107 North Forbes Street
La Grange, NC 28551

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La Grange United Methodist Church

213 South Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551

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