Michael J. "Mike" Mills
Michael J. “Mike” Mills, 42, Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, July 8, 2013, in rural Mt. Pleasant from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle/pedestrian accident.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, where the family will receive friends. There will be no formal funeral services. Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Michael Mills Memorial Fund for his children’s education.
He was born April 2, 1971, in Burlington. He was the son of Edwin Leroy and Sharon Louise (Simpkins) Mills. He grew up in Durango and Farmington, N.M. He graduated from high school in Hatch, N.M. He was married to Terry Mills. The couple later divorced. He has lived in the Mt. Pleasant area since the late 1990s.
He worked in the construction trade. For the past several years, he has been employed with the Robert L. Smith Construction Company. He also worked at Batey’s Sawmill in rural Mt. Pleasant.
He enjoyed arrowhead hunting, playing cribbage, socializing with his friends and spending time with his family and children.
He is survived by his five children, Theresa Mills of Rincon, N.M., Michael Mills of Albuquerque, N.M., Chevelle Mills and Cole Mills, both of New London and Blake Stein of Winfield; his father, Ed (Connie) Mills of Deming, N.M.; his mother, Sharon Mills of Farmington, N.M.; two sisters, Melinda Mills and Melanie Mills, both of Albuquerque, N.M.; and one grandson.