Paul Mills Obituary (2023) – Midland, MI

Paul E. Mills
Paul E. Mills, 85, of Midland passed away on January 23, 2023 at MyMichigan Medical Center. He was born on February 27, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA to Thomas and Laura (Elwell) Mills. He married Patricia J. Ryan on August 2, 1957 and they were blessed with 65 wonderful years together.
Paul joined the Unites States Navy in 1955, served during Vietnam, and retired after 20 years from the US Enterprise in 1974 as a Chief Petty Officer with the rank of E9. He then worked security at nuclear power plant reactors. Paul participated in the Toast Masters, Scrimshaw-Carving, was a Royal Ranger Leader and a Life time member of VFW. He was very involved in his church and was a licensed minister with Assemblies of God. Paul’s life was 100% service. He enjoyed traveling, games, puzzles and family.
Paul is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Susan (Richard) Boothe, Sharon Mills, 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Paul was predeceased by his son Keith Mills.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 27, 2023 at Oil City Church of God with Rev. Mike Roberts officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 10 am until the time of service. A private burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Oil City Church of God.
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Published by Midland Daily News on Jan. 24, 2023.

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