Michael J. 'Mike' Mills
Michael J. “Mike” Mills, 42, of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, July 8, 2013, in rural Mount Pleasant from injuries in a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident.
Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no formal funeral service.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at Kimzey Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, where the family will receive friends.
Memorials may be made to the Michael Mills Memorial Fund for his children’s education.
Mr. Mills was born April 2, 1971, in Burlington, the son of Edwin Leroy and Sharon Louise Simpkins Mills. He married Terry Mills in New Mexico. The couple later divorced.
He lived with his family in rural Denmark and Bettendorf, then the family moved to rural Durango, Colo. He grew up in Durango and Farmington, N.M.
He graduated from high school in Hatch, N.M.
He has lived in the Mount Pleasant area since the late 1990s.
Mr. Mills worked in the construction trade. For the past several years, he was employed with Robert L. Smith Construction Company. During the winter months, he also worked at Batey’s Sawmill in rural Mount Pleasant.
He was a loyal Pittsburg Steeler’s fan.
He enjoyed arrowhead hunting and was a keen cribbage player.
He loved socializing with his friends and spending time with his family and children.
Survivors include five children, Chevelle Mills and Cole Mills, and their mother, Shelly Jackson, all of New London, Theresa Mills of Rincon, N.M., Michael Mills of Albuquerque, N.M., and Blake Stein of Winfield; his father, Ed Mills and his wife Connie of Deming, N.M.; his mother, Sharon Mills of Farmington, N.M.; two sisters, Melinda Mills and Melanie Mills, both of Albuquerque; and one grandson.