Corky Jayce Mitchell
(1973 – 2021)
Corky Mitchell, 48, of Coahoma, passed away Monday, November 22. A visitation will begin at 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.
Corky Jayce Mitchell was born on September 13, 1973, in Big Spring, Texas. He graduated as salutatorian from Coahoma High School in 1992. Corky received his B.A. from Texas Tech University in 1996. Later, establishing his company, CJM Group, Inc. In 2016, he received his MBA from the Texas Tech University Rawls Business College, and had just completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Rawls Business College. His expertise ranged from marketing communications, advertising, social media, branding, public relations and consumer behavior. Corky was a beloved professor and research contributor for the Rawls Business College for the last two years and looked forward to applying his 20 years of industry experience as a college professor. Everyone who knew Corky knew that he was extremely kind, loving, generous, gentle and peaceful person, and that he loved his family and friends fiercely.
Corky is survived by his husband and life-love, Tyler Garcia of Lubbock, Texas; parents Patty and Jerry Mitchell of Coahoma; mother and father-in-law Shelley and Gerald Garcia of Albany; sister Melinda Mitchell-Smith and wife Karen McGinnes of Coppell; sister Jerriann Mitchell Malone and husband Benjamin Malone of Coahoma; his ‘Little Genius’, Canyon Daniels of San Antonio; chosen brother Jacob McCain and wife Devin McCain of Lubbock; brother-in-law Austin Garcia of Dallas and Brady Garcia of Albany; nephews Cash Mitchell, Lincoln McCain and Andy Garcia; nieces Gracen Malone, Hadleigh Malone and Rein Garcia; grandmother Annie Ward of Coahoma and grandfather Edwin Ditto of Kermit and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.
Corky is preceded in death by biological father David Smith, half-brother Jeremy Smith, maternal grandfather James Ward, paternal grandmother Barbara Ditto, paternal grandparents Myrle and JC Mitchell and his aunt, Reva Daniels.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Corky Jayce Mitchell Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please contact the family for more information.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com