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Athens - Graveside services for Kerry Mills, 64, of Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, August 28, 2017 at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens with Pastor Jonathan Lilley officiating. Services are under the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of Athens.
Mr. Mills passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Athens.
Kerry Cornel Mills was born June 26, 1953 in Athens, Texas the son of Colonel "C.G." Mills and Joyce Cook Mills. He graduated Athens High School in 1972, and later joined the Navy in 1974. He served on the U.S.S. Enterprise, and was Honorably Discharged in 1979, where he joined the United States Army National Guard, and served until 1981. He received his diesel mechanic certification from Ryder Technical Institute, and worked until retirement at the Goodyear Plant in Tyler. Kerry was an avid outdoorsman who loved riding 4-wheelers, camping and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Shannon Mills.
He is survived by: his daughter, Kristine Lynlee Shook and husband Sidney of Montalba; sister Kim Byrne and husband Greg of Forney; three grandchildren, Blake, Nathan, Jaxton Shook; nieces Ashley Moore, Lauren Molloy; and numerous cousins.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.
You may light a memorial candle, or write condolences to the family at www.hannigansmith.com
Published on August 25, 2017
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