Herbert Wright Mills, age 81, from Roanoke VA, passed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 5, 2017.
Herb was born and raised in Roanoke VA. He married his college sweetheart at age 21 and lived in many locations throughout their 60-year marriage. He was a Naval Pilot and then flew for the Air National Guard until his retirement. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Susanna O. Thomas Mills, his son, Thomas L. Mills (Bea), his daughter Marcella Mills Brescia (Nick), his sisters, Jeanette I. Feuer White, Nancy M. Mahady Wynn and his grandson Taylor D. Mills, his granddaughter’s, Susanna M. Brescia, Olivia N. Brescia, Francesca L. Brescia, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents, Samuel L. Mills, Lucille M. Mahady Mills, brother Samuel L. Mills, Jr, sisters, Evelyn Byrd Mills Wade, Frances M. Mills Marshall.
Services will be held at 1pm Monday, March 13 at Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, 5550 Bagging Plant Road Dublin, VA 24084.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or the Wounded Warriors Project in memory of Herb.