Randall Mills, 88, of Owensboro passed away Thursday, April 14, 2011, at The Carmel Home. Born in Daviess County, a son of the late L.K. and Helen Lingang Mills, he was a graduate of St. Francis Academy, attended St. Meinrad, and was a graduate of Purdue University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Purdue University School of Pharmacy. Mr. Mills was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the U.S.S. Tranquility in the Pacific Theater. He retired as co-owner of Mills Drug Store in 1983 and was a member of St. William Catholic Church. A country gentleman, he was a family man, hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. His wife, Margaret "Baby" Hazel Mills, preceded him in death in 1981.
Mr. Mills is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Mills of Owensboro; his sons, Mike Mills and wife Elaine, of Owensboro, Greg Mills of Huntsville, Ala., and Joe Mills and wife Vicki, of Owensboro. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Kay Rhodes and husband Tony, Sister Ann Mariam Mills, Father Joe Mills, Jack Mills and wife Doris, Mollie Bissmeyer and husband Joe, and Bill Mills and wife Martha "Gully," all of Owensboro; his grandchildren, Ginny Ward, Mollie Mills, Maggie Thompson, Clay Mills, Jessica McKinley, Brad Mills, Joseph Mills, Michael Mills and Nick Mills; and his great-grandchildren, Gracie, Cale, Maggie Beth and "Mills".
The funeral Mass for Mr. Mills will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. William Catholic Church in Knottsville. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory, where prayers will be said at 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to The Passionists Monastery, 8564 Crisp Road, Whitesville, KY 42378 or The Carmel Home, 2501 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303. Messages of condolence may be placed at www.glennfuneralhome.com.
Randall has long been a collector and supporter of contemporary makers. He will always be remembered for his smile and words of encouragement. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Mills family.
Copy and photo from the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer.