George Mills

October 3, 1936 - July 28, 2019

On Sunday, July 28, 2019, George Mills, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 82.

A funeral service was held Friday, August 2, 2019 at Trinity Baptist Church in Harker Heights.

Interment was at Killeen Memorial Park.

He was born on Oct. 3, 1936, in Muskogee, OK. George served 22 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1980. He was the recipient of the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver Service Star, Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Good Conduct Medal Clasp with Five Loops Meritorious Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Expert Rifl e Badge. George was also a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion #0223, VFW #9192, TREA, AARP, life member of the Handy Man Club of America, member of Bob Gilmore SCC and is a devout member of Trinity Baptist Church in Harker Heights. George’s passions were his love of God, family and country. George was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Myrtle Ann Mills, who passed away in 2000; and sons, Johnny and Randy Mills.

He is survived by wife, Pat Mills of 14 years; daughter, Tammy Sweeney; sons, Troy and Richard Mills; and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, his family is graciously accepting donations to the Trinity Baptist Church in George’s honor. Donations can be mailed to Trinity Baptist Church, 403 E.FM 2410, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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