Born October 19, 1932, in Clear Spring, MD, he was the son of the late Winfield Albert Mills and Hazel Rebecca (Carbaugh) Mills.
Bill was a 1951 graduate of Clear Spring High School and a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War.
He attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Big Pool, MD and was a member of the Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring. He was a Boy Scout Master of Troops 75 & 123 for many years. Bill was also a member of the Clear Spring Historical Society.
Bill retired from Catoctin Mountain Park after 12 years of service and was last employed as a guard at Pen Mar Park. He was never a stranger to anyone.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Peggy (Murray) Mills, of Hagerstown; a daughter, Cindy Boyle (Joseph) of Hagerstown; a son, William “Bill” L. Mills of Hagerstown; three sisters, Cora Reed (Jesse) of Clear Spring, Esther Shaw of Hagerstown, and Mary Catherine Hartle (Curtis) of Waynesboro, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by 2 infant sisters, Betty and Elsie Mills; 4 brothers, Lewis, Richard, Ray, and Frank Mills; a brother in law, David Shaw; and a son in law, Robert “Bobby” Osbourn.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, 17636 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD. The Rev. Ben Murray will officiate.
The family will receive friends at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, MD on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after 1 p.m.
Due to current COVID-19 regulations, facial coverings are required and social distancing will be practiced.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, c/o Gerry Reid, 15213 National Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
The family would like to thank Dr. Pamela Bradford and staff for their kindness and care, Home Call, Hospice of Washington County, and our wonderful neighbors and friends on “The Hill.”
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.