Wayne W. Mills



Wayne W. Mills, 83, of Murrells Inlet, SC, passed away peacefully, with his loving family by his side on Saturday September 22, 2018 at Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Murrells Inlet, SC. He was born on October 2, 1934 in Conway, South Carolina to the late Johnny Thomas Mills & Ruth Naomi Williams Mills.

Along with his parents, Wayne is preceded in passing by his brothers, Roscoe & Byron Mills; and his sisters, Mary Ruth "Tina" Kloppenburg & Verona Marino.
Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Navy for more than 20 years as a welder. Upon his honorable discharge in 1972, Wayne built his own welding shop and was able to achieve his dream of being self-employed. In his free time, Wayne loved nothing more than to go fishing, ride and fix tractors and be on the farm.

Left to cherish Wayne’s memory are his beloved wife of 54 years, Rebecca S. Mills of Murrells Inlet; their children, Wayne W. Mills, Jr. and his wife, Sharon of Georgetown, & Amanda Bair (Chris) of Socastee; his adoring grandson, John Bair; brother, Danny Mills; sisters, Ollie Mae Lewis, Lavenia Clark, Miriam Cave & Barbara Edmunds; as well as several nieces and nephews, a large loving, extended family and many supportive friends and neighbors.

A Celebration of Wayne’s life will be held on Tuesday September 25, 2018 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576. The family will receive friends from 11:00AM until a procession is lead to Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery, 2504 S Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, for a graveside service at 1:00 PM where full military honors will be accorded.

At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wayne’s name may be made to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, 1615 L Street NW, Suite 430 Washington, DC 20036 or online at, https://www.curemeso.org/donate/donate-online/

To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit, www.burroughsfh.com

Burroughs Funeral Home of Murrells Inlet, SC (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the family with the arrangements.