March 06, 1950 - October 13, 2018
Mr. Ron Mills
Mr. Ronald Gene “Ronnie” Mills, age 68, a resident of De Queen, passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and family on Saturday, October 13, 2018, in Texarkana, Texas.
He was born to Teba Lewis and Willodeen Cox Mills on March 6, 1950, in Dallas, Texas. He proudly served his country with the United States Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. Ronnie retired from the Red River Army Depot in 2016, after 14 years service. After retirement, he opened Ron’s Boat and Trailer Repair in Sevier County where he served the fishermen and sportsmen alike with all their boat repair needs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, hot rods and car shows, restoring cars, and he was particularly proud of his 2006 Chevrolet SSR. Most of all, Ronnie cherished the time spent with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Teba Lewis Mills, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Frankie Mills of De Queen; two sons, Ronald Tyler Mills of Jacksonville, Florida, and Justin Lee Mills and his wife Trish of Peoria, Arizona; two step-sons, Casey Jackson of Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Zach Jackson of De Queen; his mother, Willodeen Mills Carey of De Queen; five grandchildren, Kayliana, Kinsley, and Kloey Mills, and Sunny and Charley Jackson; as well as, a special cousin, Greg Marshall of New Boston, Texas, other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral Services with Navy rites will be held at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tim Johnson officiating, under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home, De Queen. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 16th, at the funeral home. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.com.