Wayne Mills

Mr. Glenn Wayne Mills, 58, of Statesville passed away Sunday, December 2, 2012 at Gordon Hospice House following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Mills was born January 1, 1954 in Iredell County and was the son of Glenn Ralph “Bob” Mills and Bessie Bass Mills.

He was a graduate of South Iredell High School and had also received extensive training in law enforcement at Mitchell Community College as well as training from other entities.

Mr. Mills was married on August 24, 1975 to Kim Brown Mills, who survives.

Prior to his disability, Mr. Mills was employed with the Statesville Police Dept, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and he was also the former Police Chief of the town of Troutman, NC.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Mr. Mills is also survived by his “K9” son Copper, two sisters, Gail Ledford (Doug) of Asheboro, NC and Pam Morrow (Sam) of South Port, NC.   He is further survived by his brother-in-law and wife, Randy and Judy Brown of Elon, NC.  Six nieces, Maria Morrow (Russell), Angela Peterson (Mark), Amy Benton, Shelly Childress (Colby), Toby Golds (Andrew) and Sumer Russell (Buddy) along with four nephews, Chris Ledford (Tina), Kevin Paul Brown, Timothy James Brown (Olivia) and Monte Dale Brown, II, also survive.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Wayne Mills will be conducted at 1:00 pm Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Northview Church of Christ, 2615 Amity Hill Road, Statesville, with Minister Les Bonnett, Gene Feller officiating.  The family will visit with friends from 11:00 until 1:00 pm at the church.  Burial with graveside honors provided by Iredell County law enforcement will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Online condolences can be made to the family at www.nicholsonfunerals.com/obituaries and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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11 Responses to Wayne Mills

  1. Judith Ware Kelly says:

    Kim, I just heard about Wayne’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne was a good man and a loving husband. I wish we had been able to visit more and see more of you two. I would have been at the funeral had I known last week. You will be in our prayers. Love you!! Judy and Dick Kelly

  2. mickey and lucia morrison says:

    Kim, i was so sorry to hear of Waynes passing. I can only imagine the pain, sorrow and emptiness you must be feeling right now. He was undoubtly a wonderful officer of the law but better still he was a loving husband. you will be in my thoughts and prayers. take care and god bless. love lucia and mickey

  3. Aunt Judy says:

    Dear Kim, Ray and I are saddened for you but we have all got to rejoice over Wayne not being in pain and is finally at peace. We were so sorry health issues kept us home and we were not able to be with you during this time. We do plan on coming soon to visit with you. I know God has given you the gift of great memories, these will keep Wayne close to you at all times. Wayne always felt like a true blooded relative and not an in-law. Wayne was a good friend sincere person and if anyone called him in need of anything, he always helped. The love that you have shared and the care you gave Wayne during his illness is something you should be very proud of because I am very proud of you. Kim, I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
    We love you, Judy and Ray

  4. Kim,
    Pee Wee & I were very saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.
    We have lived in Troutman for a very long time. We came to know Wayne when he was our Chief of Police. He was a very good man.
    We are very fortunate to have him touch our lives and we will miss him.
    Though we will miss him, I know though that we can all find comfort in knowing that Wayne is now in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

    Sincerely,
    Pat & Pee Wee Williams

  5. Pat & Pee Wee Williams says:

    Kim,

    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Pee Wee and I were very saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing.
    We have lived in Troutman a very long time. We came to know Wayne when he was our Chief of Police. He was a very good man. We were very fortunate to have him touch our lives. He will be greatly missed.

    I know that we can all find comfort in knowing that he is now in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

    Sincerely,
    Pat & Pee Wee Williams

  6. Al Pettit says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Kim and family. I have worked with Wayne for many years. He never failed to have a warm greeting or kind comment. He served his community well and was a fine Officer and friend. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Al Pettit and family

  7. Sharron Mills & Family says:

    Dear Kim,Bob,Besty Mae,Gayle,Penny I am so sorry to hear this as,I know what you all are going thru,I will always remember you guy’s being so close to us in our younger days coming to our house just to hang out and Jimmie and Wayne having so much in common as police officers /cousins and knowing what a wonderful family he came from . With Love and Sadness Sharron ,Robin & Family,Ben

  8. Garold Johnson says:

    I am so sorry for your lose. Wayne was a good man and officer. I first met him as a rookie working in the jail back in 1988 . I thought a lot of of him and you could always count on him for a uplifting word. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  9. Pat and Steve Williams says:

    To the Mills Family,
    Wayne was such a good guy…..Troutman is a better place because of him. May God be with you during this difficult time.

  10. David Drum says:

    If an officer was ever needing some help and that backup car comes sliding up and the door flies open, Wayne Mills was the one you wanted to see getting out. You knew
    something was going to happen real fast, usually bad for the bad guy. That’s the way
    an officer always wants to be remembered by his fellow officers.Went to rookie school
    with Wayne, worked a lot of shifts with him even though we weren’t on the same squad. Kim, I don’t know how you’ll make it without him. Please accept my condolences for your loss of a good man and our loss of a helluva good officer.
    Dave Drum, SPD, 1974-2002

  11. Brad Thorson says:

    Kim and family, I have worked with Wayne in my capacity as a Wildlife Officer when Wayne was Chief in Troutman, and in recent years as we both served as deputy sheriffs in the bailiff core. All those years working with Wayne was an absolute pleasure and I’ll miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you this day. I hope to get by and see you on Thursday but I’m obligated to watch my three year old grand daughter from 11:30 to 3:00 on that day. Respectfully, Brad Thorson, Wildlife Officer Sgt.(Ret) Deputy Sheriff.

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