November 7, 1937 ~ November 17, 2019
Born in: Swannanoa, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC
John A. “Johnny” Mills, 82, of Arden, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019, at Blue Ridge Health and Rehabilitation.
Born on November 7, 1937 in Swannanoa, NC, Johnny was a son of the late Amos and Helen Mills. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Inez Gasperson.
Johnny worked as a salesman for Lorillard Tobacco Company for 35 years. He was a kindhearted man, and a huge, die hard fan of the Tennessee Volunteers. He was a also a dog lover and Nascar fan.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Deanna Mills; three children, Lisa Childs (Walter) of Fletcher, NC, John Mills (Caryn) of Mills River, NC, and Brian Mills (Jennifer) of Knoxville, TN; and 6 grandchildren, Emma and Claire Childs, Kippan and Jackson Mills, and Harper and Evelyn Mills.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, at Green Hills Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Brown of Arden First Baptist will officiate.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Four Seasons Hospice for the loving care they provided to Johnny.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Brother Wolfe Animal Rescue, PO Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28806, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 4600 Park Rd., Suite 250, Charlotte, NC 28209.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is assisting the family.