He was a Texas oil man and the father of The Woodlands, but George P. Mitchell, who passed away on Friday at the age of 94, was so much more.
The billionaire, who was born in Galveston, gained much of his fortune in the oil business and played a huge role in developing hydraulic fracturing.
But Mitchell always believed in giving back, and over the years spent millions of his own money restoring historic parts of his hometown island.
In the 1970’s, Mitchell developed the master plan for a community 27 miles north of Houston and named it The Woodlands, an accomplishment he felt was his greatest legacy.
A man with so much vision who was really down to earth has now joined his place among the stars.