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Carlyle E. "Carl" Mills Jr.

1951 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Carlyle E. "Carl" Mills Jr. Obituary
JASPER - Carlyle E. "Carl" Mills Jr., 63, of 2469 Hunter Hill Road, passed away Saturday (June 21, 2014) at his home.

Born in Wellsville, Jan. 18, 1951, the son of Carlyle E. Mills Sr. and Anna (Guild) Mills, he had resided most of his life in the Hornell-Canisteo area and in Jasper since 1987. Carl had served his country as a member of the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era serving aboard the USS Shangri-La and the USS Laffey. He retired in March 2014, after more than 30 years of service with Phillips Lighting in Bath.

One of Carl's favorite hobbies was his participation in the Japanese Martial Arts, "Hakko-Ryu Ju-Jutsu." He had been awarded the second-degree black belt status, and had received the rank of Sensai. He had also been an instructor in martial arts in the area for several years. Carl loved horses and was a member of the Morgan Horse Association.

He was a member of the board of directors of the Woodlawn Cemetery Association in Canisteo and served as superintendent of grounds at the cemetery for several years. He will be fondly remembered for the excellent care he gave to the cemetery during those years.

He was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Nye Mills of Jasper; his daughters, Angela (Gregory) Greene of Hampton Va., Heather Mills of Canisteo, and Andrea Mills of Jasper; his sons, Cory (Jennifer) Mills stationed with the U.S. Navy at the Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia Beach, and Jacob (Holly) Borden, stationed with the U.S. Army at Ft. Drum in Watertown; his brother, Justin Mills of Horseheads; his sisters, Lois (Steven) Olix of Hornell, Cathy (Sy) Thomas of North Carolina, Sue Diaber of Ohio, and Jessica Mills of Mount Morris; 13 grandchildren, Chandler Greene, Christopher Greene, Kady Mills-Lewis, Kristian Rice, Kameron Mills, Jacob George, Kendra Fullmer, Brandon Mills, Leila Mills, Kailynn Mills, Pheobe Borden, Keira Borden and Destiny Campbell; as well as several nieces and nephews.

To send a remembrance to the family or to light a candle in Carl's memory, please visit The family is being assisted by Gerald R. Brown, director.

The family will be present to receive friends at the Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 6 Spruce St., Canisteo, on Monday from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Canisteo.

Friends may make memorial contributions to: The , 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790; to the Care First Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830-3657, or to , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
Published in Hornell Evening Tribune on June 23, 2014
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