Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
March 5, 2012 11:29 am EST


SAVANAH, Ga. — Daniel Wayne “Jake” Mills, 94, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at Tara at Thunderbolt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Mount Vernon, Ohio, son of Henry Clinton Mills and Mary Carson Mills. He attended local schools and after graduation joined the U.S. Army. Serving as a Captain in communications, Mr. Mills was stationed in the South Pacific during World War II. After his tenure in the military, he joined the Ohio Power Co., working his way from lineman to management, retiring as a Customer Sales Executive. During that time, he was called again to serve his country during World War II and Korea. Mr. Mills was a Methodist by faith, member of the Elks Lodge in Ohio and served as a volunteer with both Candler Hospital and Memorial University Medical Center, affectionately known as “Mr. Dan.” He was also a longtime volunteer with the American Red Cross where he was a blood donor and platelets donor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanza Phillips Mills.

Surviving are his son, Dan Mills Jr. formerly of East Greenwich, R.I.; daughter and son-in-law, Carole R. and Todd Foster of Savannah, Ga.; brother, Dale Mills of Columbus; grandchildren, Jeremy Mills of Bristol, Conn., Chris Ramsey and Megan Foster, both of Savannah, Ga.

The funeral service will be private.

Remembrances: The Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road, Savannah, GA 31404.

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Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, Savannah, Ga.

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