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.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Tuesday September 25th, 2018
3558 Old Kings Highway
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Ocean Woods Cemetery
Tuesday September 25th, 2018
2408 South Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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To the family of Wayne Mills. My name is Phyllis Broughman Wilhelm and I live in the Virginia mountians which is the childhood home for my brother Jack Broughman. I recall many hunting and fishing trips to Virginia for Jack and his good friend Wayne. What a time they had hunting turkey, deer and sometimes trout fishing. It was so funny to hear them tell their hunting/fishing tales at the end of the day which sometimes push the boundaries. All our Virginia family thought very highly of Wayne. He was a genuine good ole country boy and he sure fit in here as I know he did wherever he went. The last time I saw him, I was staying with Jack after his AML had started to get really bad. He was really sick and down about his condition. Wayne came for a visit and they laughed and laughed as they recalled all their adventures. What a good visit for them both. Jack was blessed to have such a friend. Now God help heaven's deer and fish with the two of them together again. My sincere condolences to all of his family. He was a jewel.
Submitted by Phyllis Broughman Wilhelm on Sep 26 2018 11:13:25 AM
I can still see uncle Wayne on his tractor , stopping by to chat when he could. May you all find comfort during this difficult time.
Chris & Tracey Mills
Submitted by Chris & Tracey Mills on Sep 25 2018 10:44:50 AM
May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. I will remember him always fishing at Wacca Wache Marina, my children went down for a swim and catch a few, just to throw back. Good memories.
Submitted by bobbie elliott on Sep 24 2018 09:10:24 PM
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Aunt Rebecca, Amanda and Willie, we are sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Wayne. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Maria
Submitted by Maria on Sep 24 2018 08:33:44 PM
Amanda and family, Mike and I are sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. We are keeping all of you in our prayers during this time.
Submitted by Bobbie & Mike Hamby on Sep 24 2018 06:17:43 PM
To my best bud of 65 years, i will miss coming to see and our talks on the phone. Rebecca you are in our thoughts and prays, Stay strong and dont hesitate to call and chat like Wayne did. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, George and Mary Fronwalt
Submitted by George and Mary Fornwalt on Sep 24 2018 11:33:17 AM
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George and Mary Fornwalt lit a candle on Sep 24 2018 11:25:04 AM
To my dear sweet Uncle Wayne, know that you have blessed all of us in so many ways all the years of your life. A piece of my heart goes with you and I hope that you see and hold all of your loved ones that have gone before you. Hug Grandma and Grandpa, and Auntie Tina, Aunt Verona, Uncle Derwood, cousin Richie, know that all of you are loved and missed by all of us. I love you Uncle. Rest where the Angles soar. Your niece Ann Marie Clark Bowen.
Submitted by Ann Bowen on Sep 23 2018 04:33:02 PM
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