Born November 13, 1935, in Clear Spring, MD, he was the son of the late Ernest F. Mills and Sally C. (Clopper) Mills.
Bob was a 1953 graduate of Clear Spring High School.
He was a veteran of the US Army, where he served as a Sergeant from 1958-1960.
Bob was a carpenter for the Local Union 177 in Baltimore, MD for over 50 years. He attended First Church of God in Hagerstown and Emmanuel Chapel in Smithsburg.
Bob was a member of the Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 in Clear Spring, President of the Mountain View Hunt Club, and a member of the Carpenters Union Local 177.
He was born, raised, and continued to live on his homeplace. He enjoyed working on the farm and hunting. Bob loved and cherished his family and was proud of all of them. Bob was also very devoted and supportive to his only grandson, Ryder.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Beatrice V. Mills; son, Greg Mills and wife, Kelli; his special grandson, Ryder Mills; a sister, Anna Stouffer; and 2 brothers, Marvin “Boo” Mills and John Mills.
In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Hoffman, Edna Keplinger, and Martha Rider; 7 brothers, Ken Mills, Clarence “Jake” Mills, Lewis “Buzz” Mills, Lloyd “Jess” Mills, Theodore “Ted” Mills, and 2 infant brothers Gay and Ernest.
Services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019, at 7 pm at Hilltop Christian Fellowship, 12624 Trinity Church Drive, Clear Spring, MD. The Rev. David Sword and Rev. Jonathan Laye will officiate. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 6 to 7 pm. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the church after 2 pm.
Memorial donations may be made to Martinsburg VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service, 510 Butler Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25405.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.