Date of death: 4/14/2011

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1948

Mr. Mills, 88, died at The Carmel Home. He was born in Daviess County, a son of the late L.K. and Helen Lingang Mills and was a graduate of St. Francis Academy. He attended Saint. Meinrad Seminary, and was a graduate of Purdue University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Purdue University School of Pharmacy.Mr. Mills was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the U.S.S. Tranquility in the Pacific Theater. He retired as co-owner of Mills Drug Store in 1983 and was a member of St. William Catholic Church.A country gentleman, he was a family man, hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. His wife, Margaret “Baby” Hazel Mills, preceded him in death in 1981.Mr. Mills is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Mills of Owensboro; his sons, Mike Mills and wife Elaine, of Owensboro, Greg Mills of Huntsville, Ala., and Joe Mills and wife Vicki, of Owensboro. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Kay Rhodes and husband Tony, Sister Ann Mariam Mills, Father Joe Mills, Jack Mills and wife Doris, Mollie Bissmeyer and husband Joe, and Bill Mills and wife Martha “Gully,” all of Owensboro; his grandchildren, Ginny Ward, Mollie Mills, Maggie Thompson, Clay Mills, Jessica McKinley, Brad Mills, Joseph Mills, Michael Mills and Nick Mills; and his great-grandchildren, Gracie, Cale, Maggie Beth and “Mills”.Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The Passionists Monastery, 8564 Crisp Road, Whitesville, KY 42378 or The Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303.Information obtained from the Messenger Inquirer on line,”