Paul MillsFebruary 26, 1930 - February 19, 2012
Paul Jackson Mills, 81, of Martinsville, died Sunday February 19, 2012 at the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. Born in Madison, N.C. on February 26, 1930 the son of the late Charlie Mills and the late Callie Smith Bumpus. In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his step-father, Rev. Thomas Bumpus and step-mother, Frances Mills; son, Doyle Mills; grandson, Christopher Mills and a half brother, Norwood Bumpus.
Paul was in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict where he was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and a glider pilot. He was a retired employee of Virginia Carolina Freightliner. Surviving is his loving wife, Bertie Mills of the home; two sons and daughters–in–law, Thomas and Karen Mills of Danville, David and Wanda Mills of Martinsville; step-son, Alan Huffman of Roanoke; seven grandchildren, J.P. Huffman, Jason Mills, Cody Franklin, Jacob Mills, Brandi Mills, Kayla Stone and Ashlyn Mills. In addition Paul is survived by a half brother, Scott Mills of Madison, N.C.; two half sisters, Shirley Fink of Martinsville and Linda Lawson of Madison, N.C. and several nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be Wednesday, February 22 from 6-8 at Bassett Funeral Service and at other times at the home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, February 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Bassett Funeral Service with Pastor Larry Luffman officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Burial Park with full military honors conducted by the Martinsville and Henry County Veterans Honor Guard. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.bassettfuneralservice.com Bassett Funeral Service in Bassett is serving the family of Mr. Paul Jackson Mills.