David D. Mills
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David D. Mills
  • December 20, 1937 - July 15, 2017
  • Corinth, Mississippi

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Rev. David Mills

Celebration of Life service for Rev. David D. Mills 79, is set 11:00 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home., with Rev. Larry Lovett and Rev. Paul Peterson officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be held at Corinth National Cemetery.

He went to be with the Lord on July 15, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 20, 1937 in Rocky Mount, N.C. David entered the Army in 1954, served 24 years, he was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, Combat Infantry Badge, Air Medal and the Legion of Merit. David served in Vietnam from 1965-1966 in the 1st Calvary division and 1968-1969 in the 4th Infantry Division. He retired in 1979 with the rank of Command Sergeant Major. After military retirement he went to work for the US Post Office and retired in 1999 after 20 years and had worked at McPeters Funeral Directors. He was former Pastor of Kossuth Worship Center retiring from there in December of 2008. David served as Pastor of God's Church in Biggersville until his retirement in 2016 due to health reasons. David was the Chaplin of the Purple Hearts, Corinth Division 813 and one of the founding members. He enjoyed gardening, restoring antique cars, skeet/trap shooting, collecting guns, coins, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Julius Ceaser "J.C" Mills Sr. and Ruth Mae Womble Mills; mother of his children, Sarah Vernell Mills; great- granddaughter, Zoy Swindle; brothers Julius C. "J.C" (Joyce) Mills Jr., Billy Mills, John Mills; sister, Iva (Frank) Mays; brother-in-law Winford Bracey; sister-in-law, Sabrina Whitaker; brothers-in-law, Robert Decker and John Whitaker; fathers-in-laws, Doyle Decker, Gilbert Whitaker and Jerold Whitaker.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Mills; sons, Kevin (Mary) Mills, Michael (Sarah) Mills, Stephen (Tonya) Gayer, Robert Gayer, Kenny Gayer; daughters, Joy (Richard) Trout, Jessica Gayer; sister, Patricia Bracey; grandchildren, Jeff (Kim) Swindle, Jason (Abby Conner) Swindle, Joshua Mills, Monique (Andy) Wright, Amanda Mills, David Mills, Corey (Liz) Mills, Olivia Mills, Rachel Mills, Summer Witt, Suzie Witt (his blue hair girl), Justin Jacobi, Will Bauer; great- grandchildren Joshlyn Mills, Jacob Wright, Jack Mills, Dax Mills; sister-in-law, Peggy Mills; honorary children, Jacky (Stacy) Bauer, Paul Peterson, Tommy Yeager, Angela Hall; his mother-in-laws, Dorothy Whitaker and Orpha Decker; sisters-in-laws, Iva Desonier (Brian Wamsley), Thelma Price; Brothers-in-laws, George Whitaker, Mark (Angel) Whitaker, Gilbert (Rose) Whitaker and a host of other family and friends.

Pallbearers Jacky Bauer, Tommy Yeager, Bobby Rodgers, Terry Kono, Justin Jacobi, Trea Yeager, Jonathan Brawner, Andrew Feazell.

Honorary Robert Rodgers, Military order of the Purple Hearts Chapter 813, 3/8 of 4th Infantry Division/Ivy Dragons D Company and the 1st Infantry Calvary Division.

Condolences can be left at www.memorialcorinth.com

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Corinth, Mississippi.