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Sept. 19, 2019 at Janita's house in Rawson, Ohio. A family reunion and the last time we saw David. “David was a man with the biggest heart of anyone that I knew. No one was a stranger around him and people of all ages wanted to be around him with...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Lori Maas - Bowling Green, OH

“David was a caring, friendly and outgoing gentleman always putting others first. Your affection towards Betty Lynn with class and respect displayed a...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Dean Maas - Bowling Green, OH

“To David's Family,My deepest condolences to you. Although it been many years since we've talked, please know I thought the world of David. What a...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: David Coburn - Lakeview, OH

“I would like to send my thoughts and prayers for all of David's family. I had great fun working with David at LEXUS of Charleston for many years.I'm...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Margo Walden - DANIEL Island, SC

“Betty Lynn and family,My heartfelt condolences to you and extended family for your loss. I will always remember all of the good times with David, his...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Paula Alessi - Findlay, OH

“My condolences to the Mills family. I pray God continues to comfort and strengthen the family during this time of bereavement. May the many...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Lisa - SC

“I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength during this time. Most sincere condolences from the...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Alfredo Marcial - SC - Coworker

“To David"s family. In the early 1970''s, I was the secretary at Holmes School in Fostoria and David was probably in the first grade. He was...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Patricia Emerson - Findlay, OH

“So sorry for your lose, Dave will be missed and not forgotten. Always had dreams and would not just give up always determined to give it all. He...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Karen Meyer - North Charleston, SC

“David Mills....One of the best men to ever walk the Earth! ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Jack Mills - Albertville, AL

“Great man Great cousin. ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Jack Mills - ALBERTVILLE, AL

“My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to you, Betty Lynne and all of the Mills family.A wonderful man with a huge smile and a heart of gold!Miss you...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Peter Yannetta - Charleston, SC

“I can only imagine the Lord welcoming you home..Dave..good and faithful servant. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Tresia Frazier - Goose Creek, SC

Uncle David, Bettylynn, my sisters and myself after a Mexican dinner in SC. “Uncle David was the most loving uncle I had. He gave the tightest hugs I'll never forget. He was the BEST host and always offered for me and my...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Julia Maas - Bowling Green, OH

“So blessed to have met this Man, David Russell Mills. It was a Sunday get together at their pool as we were visiting my Son, Jesse Lee, his wife,...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Debra Lee - Leesburg, FL

“From the moment I met you, you had an overwhelming warmth of a smile. Your kindness could outshined anyone's bad day and turn it all around! We met...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Francesca Martinez - Charleston, SC

“From the very first moment I met you, I knew there was an amazing man both inside and out.You are going to be greatly missed, as we already see here...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Mike Ensley - Charleston, SC

“Dave, we will miss your smile and your grace. You were selfless in your giving to others. I've enjoyed you as a neighbor and a friend in Christ. ...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Shawn and Lisa Tucker - Ladson, SC

“I will miss your beautiful , big smile!! Love you ❤❤❤ ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Jennifer Schreiner - Bloomdale, OH

“Dave you will be missed by many. Rest In Peace my friend. God definitely has another Angel watching over us. Continuous prayers for entire family. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Paula & Robert Filipiak - SC

“Tough to lose someone that would help others before himself. I remember all the good times we had and appreciate everything! RIP Millsy! ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: James Tyree - Findlay, OH

“We will miss you buddy! We know you are in a better place and we hope to see you again one day. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Florens & Sarah Verstraten - SC

“Dave Mills was one of the most courageous encouraging friends I had. His smile and hug was contagious. You could not help but to notice he and my...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Tammie Lecque - Hanahan, SC

“We will miss your beautiful smile. We have an angel watching over us Dave loved us and we loved him. RIP now you finally have comfort from your...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Margaret Blair - Ridgeville, SC

“my prayers are with his family... ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Troike - Fostoria, OH

“My heart absolutely hurts right now . Words don't even do justice on how much we love and miss you. Please know you mean so much to all of us. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Jess Laprade - Family Friend

“This is so hard. Even though you had your own battles,you helped my son Cameron when we found out he had a mass and it had the c-word on it.(I...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Bobbijayne Noll - Goose Creek, SC

David Russell Mills, 54, of Charleston, SC, husband of Betty Lynn Caddell Mills entered into eternal rest Sunday, March 22, 2020. In consideration of the health of all, a memorial service will be held at a later date. The family encourages everyone to visit David's Tribute at Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Northwoods Chapel. Donations to the Lowcountry Hope Center in David's honor can be placed by going to Click on the link COVID-19 UPDATE.

David was born October 9, 1965 in San Jose, CA, son of Walter James Mills and Donna Joyce Davis Mills. He lived his younger years in Fostoria, OH. David moved to Charleston in 2007 where he worked in automotive sales and service. He was an active member of Cathedral of Praise where he gave countless hours leading, serving and encouraging people as a team leader in Guest Services and Growth Track ministries. He was also a respected, loved and admired member of the men's group F3 Charleston (Fitness, Fellowship and Faith), #Harbaugh. A quote from a close member states Dave's goal was "to increase the attendance of our fellow man in heaven."

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lynn Mills; son, Grant James Mills with Mariah Driggers; daughter, Erika Ann Engelke all of SC; father, Walter James Mills, mother, Judy Ann Mills; sister Janita Mason; sister, Lori Maas; brother, Jeff Lazenby; all of OH.