Howard D. Mills
March 17, 1948 ‒ July 17, 2016
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Howard D. Mills, age 68, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Sunday morning, July 17, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 17, 1948 in Mount Vernon to the late Lester and Evelyn (Spearman) Mills.
Howard was a retired Firefighter for the City of Mount Vernon with 28 years of service. He honorably served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War where he earned the rank of Sargent. Howard was a member of the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church near Mount Vernon. He trained and raced standard bred horses for many years and was past President of the Knox County Harness Horseman’s Association. For 15 years, Howard was the director of the Knox County Fair Board. He loved to fish, hunt and go to horse races.
Howard is survived by his wife, Linda (Griffith) Mills, whom he married on July 4, 1998; sons, Matthew Mills of Mount Vernon and Curtis Mills of Mount Vernon; step sons, Michael (Jenny) Conkle of Findlay and Gregory (Dina) Conkle of Arcadia, Florida; brother, Carroll (Phyllis) Mills of Mount Vernon; sister, Virginia (Larry) Facemeyer of Mount Vernon; mother-in-law, Pauline Griffith of Mount Vernon; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
In following with Howard’s wish, there will not be any public services. A private family service will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Howard’s memory.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting, www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Howard D. Mills.