David "Mike" Michael Mills, 76, passed away on July 5, 2019.
A Celebration of Life is planned for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 20169 at Jenkins Funeral Home, 109 N. Main St Burnet, Texas.
Mike was born on April 23, 1943 to Sam and Margaret Mills in Bertram, Texas. He graduated from Kerrville High School in 1962 and shortly after he joined the United States Army where he served from 1963 until his retirement in 1979. He served in the special forces as part of the elite Green Beret in the 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 10th special forces groups as well as the JFK Special Warfare center Group and attended the National Crypto School. He also served in the 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Division, 173rd Airborne Division and the 10th Mountain Division. He was a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Army Parachutist Badge, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army of Occupation Medal for service in Germany, Army Expert Qualification Badge.
Mike attended San Antonio College where he was trained and certified as an ECR First Responder in 1977. He later attended the University of South Carolina where he received a Bachelor’s in Anthropology. In 1996 he received his Master’s in Divinity from the Memphis Theological Seminary School of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Memphis, TN and in 1977 he received his Certificate of Ordination.
He loved fishing, deer hunting, and scuba diving. Mike was a talented painter, musician and artist.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam H Mills, JR. and Margaret Beal Mills and his brother, Lewis Mills.
Mike is survived by his son, Gerald E. Mills and wife Vickie of Union Grove, AL; daughters, Charissa Kirby and her husband James of Guntersville, Al as well as Michelle Mills House and her husband, Thomas of Ashville, NC. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Joshua Thrower, Blake Rutherford, Brittany Cantrell, Solomon House and Mariah House; sister in law, Janice Mills; two nephews one niece and a host of other family and friends.
Arrangements under the care of Jenkins funeral Home, Burnet, Texas