Charles E. Mills
1927 - 2020
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WINTER HAVEN - Charles E. Mills passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 25, 2020, at the age of 92.
He was born October 30, 1927, in Arlington, GA. After graduating from Seminole High School in Sanford, FL, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1945 and served proud-ly in World War II and the Korean Conflict. Following his military service, he worked for Peninsular Telephone/ GTE for 36 years. Over the years, he served as a BSA Leader, church deacon and trustee, past president of Zeph-yrhills Rotary Club and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Charles enjoyed gardening, traveling, base-ball, and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren who lovingly called him Bop.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Mary Ruth (Best) Mills, son Gregory Mills (Lisa) of Winter Haven, FL, daughter Jone Mills Taylor (Elizabeth) of Stevensville, MD, grandchildren Meredith Mills, Molly Hunter (Kyle) and Samuel Radley-Taylor, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved their Uncle Charles. He was preceded in death by his mother Edna Mills Rizer Johanns and sister Esther Mills Cassidy.
In honor of his military service, Charles participated in Central FL Honor Flight to Washington DC, June 2018. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his memory to Honor Flight of Central Florida, Box 321, 1170 Tree Swallow Dr. Winter Springs, FL 32708.
Graveside services will be held at Lakeside Memorial Park, Winter Haven, Florida on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 10:00AM.

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Published in The Ledger from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2020.
Graveside service
10:00 AM
Lakeside Memorial Park
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August 27, 2020
Charles Mills loved his Lord, his wife, and his children. He positively affected all those he knew. He will be missed. Semper Fi Marine.
August 13, 2020
So very sorry to learn of the passing of Charles. I hold many fond memories of him, Ruth, Aunt Sadie, Uncle Benny and the entire Best, Mills, Rowe families over the years, both in Winter Haven and upon visits here to the "Little Red House" in Lyons, and our home too. May God be your refuge as He provides strength, comfort and peace in the days and years ahead. My condolences to you all.
Wilma Lee Harrison Harrell
August 4, 2020
The U.S. Marines, Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and Associate Members of the E. T Brisson Detachment #063 of the Marine Corps League in Naples, Florida, hereby salute and recognize Charles E. Mills for serving God and his country by becoming a United States Marine. We honor his memory and valiant service to our Corps and our great Nation. Please accept our heartfelt sentiments as a token of our esteem and admiration of his L’Esprit du Corps. Semper Fidelis.

Jack Fulmer (Adjutant Marine Corps League Naples, Florida)
Served In Military Together
August 4, 2020
Roger and Charlie O'Connor
August 4, 2020
Debbie Evans
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