William T. Mills
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AGE: 92 • Wilmington
William T. Mills, age 92, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Born in Koblenz, Germany on September 11, 1921, Mr. Mills was the son of the late Harry J. Mills and Elizabeth Jaske Mills. He worked as an independent truck driver for many years and later, drove school buses for the family business, Sutton Bus and Truck Company, Inc.
A devoted family man, he adored spending time with his children and grandchildren. Mr. Mills was married to the love of his life, Ethel, and together they recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on February 20, 2014. He relished being outdoors in his yard and tending to his vegetable garden.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, William Mills. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ethel L. Heaps Mills; daughters, Constance M. White of Bear, DE and Kathryn Sutton (Ronald) of Key Colony Beach, FL; 6 grandchildren, Marlena, Brian (Nichole), Cheri (Mike), Dave (Lisa), Krissy (Eric) and Ronnie II (Deana); and 23 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Thursday evening, April 3, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where family and friends may visit from 6 pm until 7 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice of Delaware, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.
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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 1, 2014