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Moore Funeral Home & Moore Memorial Gardens

1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX

OBITUARY

Walter Clayton Mills Jr.

July 14, 1936March 2, 2020

Walt Mills, 83, went to be with our Lord on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Dr., Arlington, 76012. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2020, at Moore Funeral Home.

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Walt was born July 14, 1936 in Dallas, Texas to Clayton and Pauline Mills. He married the love of his life, Betty Feemster, on October 18, 1952 and they had 67 happy years together. He went to Bible College in Waxahachie and began a long career as a evangelistic minister and gospel singer. Walt and Betty had their own television programs, "Revivals in the Land" on TBN and "Behold the Glory" on TCT, both of which aired for over 20 years.

Walt had a passion for music and played both the guitar and banjo. He also recorded with three major music companies and made approximately 20 recordings. His accomplishments include being a published author, writing the song "I'm on My Way to Heaven" which was made popular by Jimmy Swaggart, also "Holy Spirit Flow Through Me" made popular by Benny Hinn, being named artist of the decade in 1993 by ICGMA, and being inducted into the ICGMA Hall of Fame, as well as the Texas Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Walt touched many lives with his ministry and music. His dedication to his faith and family will be remembered for generations to come. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Walt was preceded in death by his son, Art Mills; grandson, Clint Mills; parents, Clayton and Pauline Mills; and brother, Thomas Mills.

Survivors: loving and dedicated wife of 67 years, Betty Mills; son, Paul Mills and wife, Darla; grandchildren, Jeremy Mills and wife, Trish, April McQuagge and husband, Jon, and Camron Mills; great-grandchildren, Jesse, Bella, Gabriel, Caylan, Canaan, Dawson, Lacy, Tori, Josh, Saber, Hannah, and Paige; great great-grandchildren, Mathias, James, and Josie; siblings, Daniel Mills, and wife, Marylyn, and James Mills and wife, Geraldine, Vernon Barcroft and wife, Sharon, Laverna Smith and husband, Mike, Pam Carr and husband, Jerry, Otis Mills and wife, Ruth, Sandra Blankenship and husband, Jerry, and Richard Mills and wife, Michelle; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 10, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Memories

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james connell

April 4, 2020

AMAZING GRACE IS STILL NUMBER ONE.

David Ashley

March 29, 2020

My wife and I as young Christians would hear Walt and see him on TBN. We were always blessed by his singing!

Pat King

March 25, 2020

What A Blessing his Music really touched my life. Thankful for the Anointing he had with the Lord. Prayers for all the Family through this Grief Journey. King of King’s Radio plays his music also that’s where I work 90.5 King of King’s Radio Somerset, Ky. They have 8 Stations. Prayers, Pat King

Betty Robins Schultz

March 24, 2020

So sad to hear of Bro. Mills passing. In thinking of him, I remembered the many times Walt and Betty used to preach at my Dad's ( Milton and Betty Robins) church in Irving Texas. I can just see them reuniting in heaven.
My prayers to Betty and the family.

Tammie Canada

March 20, 2020

His songs helped me believe God for a miracle when I was in a very dark place. We will meet someday in Heaven and I can thank him.❤

L.A. Caldwell

March 19, 2020

MY THOUGHTS ON WALT
By L.A.Caldwell

He lived his life reaching out
To all who were oppressed,
Giving what he had to give
To see them truly blessed,

Faithful and steady and always ready
With a song, a word and a smile,
Spreading faith, hope and love
Across the many miles,

A writer in the best tradition,
His songs played across the nation,
Border to border and coast to coast,
Anointed by the Holy Ghost,

He stayed the course and fought the fight,
His life became a shining light,
Embracing family, faith and friends,
He loved them till the very end,

Embedded in the sands of time
Golden memories left behind,
They’ll serve to brighten up our days,
Forever in our hearts to stay!

GOD BLESS WALT MILLS

Laura Skillman

March 17, 2020

Walt and Betty sharing their pain and testimony about the loss of their son years ago..is STILL giving me strength now as I have a heroin addicted son..know that the Word you shared years ago is still living inside my heart today...you will be deeply missed...and Heavens choir just got a little sweeter...love and prayers to Betty

Glen Davis

March 15, 2020

My Aunt spoke of Walt at JCHibbards Gospel Lighthouse

Tim Langley

March 14, 2020

Mr. mills was an absolutely awesome singer and evangelist. As a police officer, Walt has ridden with me many times while on patrol. He had a velvet voice that made you want to worship God and the Holy Spirit.

I pray for the entire Walt Mills family, and ask in the authority of Jesus name to give you all comfort during your hour of loss. May the hand of God reach down and hold you all close.

Take comfort as I know you do, that we will all see each other again just on the other side of the eastern gate, by the evergreen trees...standing on the shores of paradise.

God Bless you all.

Tim Langley
Greenville, NC,

Randy Stafford

March 13, 2020

Just informed of Walt Mills' death. His music will always be a blessing to me. My favorites are: "You're All Invited to My Mansion" and "I've Got a Feeling."

FROM THE FAMILY