John  T.
John T. "Tiger Tom" Mitchell

October 27, 1916 - July 10, 2017
Resided in Richmond, VA
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MITCHELL, John Thomas, “Tiger Tom” 100, passed
away peacefully in his home July 10, 2017, surrounded
by his loving family and caretakers. He was preceded
in death by his beloved daughter, Sheryl L. Thomas;
siblings, Chippie, Becky, Lilian, Billy, Sil, Mickey, Peggy,
and Jackie; parents, Roscoe and Lilian. He leaves to
cherish his special memories with wife of 57 years
Elizabeth “Bette” Mitchell; daughter, Ida Aleas Mitchell;
sons, Cary (Vanessa), John (Shuron); granddaughters,
Mia E Thomas, Chevonne Booker; grandson, James
Booker, Jr; three great-grandchildren; brother-in-law’s
Calvin “Ghost” Smith and Carl M Spencer; mother-in-law,
Ida L Cheatham and a host a of loving nieces and
nephews. Tom was a proud graduate and valedictorian
of the Armstrong High School class of 1935 and later
attended Virginia Union University. Alongside, his father
Roscoe and great-uncle John Mitchell Jr, he learned to
operate a printing press for The Richmond Planet and
St. Luke Herald. He loved his family, journalism, and
hometown of Richmond. He wrote for The Richmond
Afro Newspaper and was the voice of the Armstrong-
Walker Classic football games. He was a longtime disc
jockey for Richmond’s WANT Radio where he gained the
name “Tiger Tom” and known for his unwavering effort
to produce excellent news coverage to the Richmond
African American community. A service of remembrance
will be held 12 pm, Saturday, August 19th at St. Paul’s
Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Rd. In lieu of flowers,
please send donations to John Thomas “Tiger Tom”
Mitchell, PO Box 7080, Richmond, VA 23221.




Memorial Service
St. Pauls Baptist Church
4247 Creighton Road
RIchmond, VA US 23223
Saturday, August 19, 2017
12:00 PM
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