HENDERSON, Tenn. (BNC) — Freed-Hardeman University Bible professor Stan Mitchell passed away at 2 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in a Jackson hospital, after suffering a heart attack on Friday.

Stan was a popular teacher on campus, known for his compassion and commitment to missions. He grew up as a missionary kid in Zimbabwe.

Stan began preaching in 1976, having served in Zimbabwe, California, Texas, and Tennessee. He served as preacher with the Red Walnut congregation in Bath Springs, TN.

He was married to the former Marjorie McCarthy, with one daughter, Tracy Watts.

He authored four books: The Wise Get Wiser, the Foolish More Foolish: The Book of ProverbsGive the Winds a Mighty Voice: Our Worship in Song, and Equipping the Saints for Ministry. He had recently published another book, Will Our Faith Have Children: Developing Leadership in the Church for the Next Generation.

On the same day of his death, a previously written article of Stan’s was published on Forthright Magazine, where he served as a columnist. The article is entitled, “Instruments of Peace.”

A final article of his will be published next Tuesday, Barbara A. Oliver, assistant editor, said.

Photo above is of Barbara, of Forthright Press, and Stan at the FHU Lectureship book exhibit in Feb., 2010.

Funeral arrangements will be published upon release by the family.