March 10 1930 January 12 2020
Thomas’ Obituary Thomas G. Mills of Johnson City, TX, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 12, 2020. He was born March 10, 1930 in Franklin, IN to Homer Gilbert Mills and Alice Maude (Dragoo) Mills. Tom retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander after 26 years of honorable service. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, David Mills and Thomas Mills; brother, Glenn Emerson Mills; and sister, Nancy Louise Mills. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Lottie Jane Mills; son, Eric Mills and wife Terry; daughter, Martha Danz and husband David; seven grandchildren, David and wife Erin Mills, Garrett and wife Lauren Mills, Jennifer and husband Mitch Kruizenga, Kathryn Mills, Jayme and husband Devin Roschetzky, Dayton Danz, and Kelly Danz; six great grandchildren, Andy, Jacob, Pierce, Emilie, Maddie and Emma; and many other loving relatives and friends. Tom graduated high school from Waldron, IN, in 1948 and attended college at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN. While attending college he was drafted into the US Army in 1952 but decided he would rather enlist in the United States Navy. He and hundreds of other young men traveled by train to basic training in San Diego, CA. He then attended medical corps school in December of 1952 in Maryland and was assigned to the US Naval Base at Bethesda, MD. From 1955-58 he was at the Argentia Naval Air Station, Argentia, Newfoundland. He then reenlisted for 10 years and was transferred to the Navy Dispensary in Washington, DC. In 1961 he began working as a medical corpsman assigned to the White House under both President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1968, he was commissioned as an officer and was assigned as medical personnel to President Johnson in Stonewall, TX. In 1975 he returned to Bethesda Medical Research Hospital until his retirement in 1978 when he and his family returned to Johnson City. He then worked at Allied Ag in Stonewall, TX until his full retirement in 1991; although he never fully retired. Tom was a devoted Christian and served the Lord faithfully. He has been a member of the Johnson City First United Methodist Church for almost fifty years; serving sixteen years as lay leader and on lots of other church committees. He remained active in many other community service organizations, including the board of the Johnson City hospital, North Blanco County EMS and the Emergency Services Auxiliary. If you ever asked him about his service with the Presidents, he would say, “I can tell you, but then I’d have to shoot you” so he left this world with lots of secrets. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, January 17, 2020; funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 18, officiated by Rev. Lee Romero, at Crofts – Crow Funeral Home in Johnson City. Interment will follow in the Johnson City Masonic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Johnson City, P.O. Box 207, Johnson City, TX 78636 OR North Blanco Co. EMS, P.O. Box 557, Johnson City, TX 78636 or an organization of your choice. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Thomas G Mills March 10 1930 January 12 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Blanco, state: Texas