Charles Floyd Mills
July 4, 1943 – October 15, 2020
CHARLES FLOYD MILLS Charles Floyd Mills, 77, of Beckley, passed away October 15, 2020. Born July 4, 1943 in Soak Creek, WV; he was the son of the late Charley and Verna Bryant Mills.
Charles loved antiques, cars, and history. Charles enjoyed the outdoors and spent most of his life outside, going to parks and flea markets. He particularly loved the view from Turkey Spur at Grandview State Park. The greatest loves of his life were the many dogs he had throughout his life, and he passed on his love of animals to his daughters. In his younger days, Charles was a bit of a pool shark, and was able to raise the money to build a house by betting on his own pool skills! He tried to teach his daughters to play pool, but much to his frustration, was unable to get them to his skill level. For years, he was often seen at the Crossroads Mall, where he would hang out, watch movies, and drink coffee. Charles was a proud United States Army veteran. He served in the 25th Division of the Infantry in Cuchi, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He was a carpenter and a member of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Local Union 439. He loved to sell antiques and sought after items at flea markets and several antiques malls and stores throughout his life. For the 1987 movie, Matewan, Charles worked with the Director to find pieces to match the period of the movie and had several small scenes, including one with actor, James Earl Jones, during which he threw several paper mâché rocks at the actor.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his niece, Angela Tingler.
He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Meleady (Glenn) and Audrey Mills, brothers Paul (Nancy) and Bob (Margoline), nephews Johnny Meadows (Amy) and Nicholas Mills (Amanda Smith), and several cousins.
Graveside Services to celebrate the life of Charles Floyd Mills will be held 11:00AM, Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Mills Cemetery, Soak Creek with Pastor James Johnson officiating with burial to follow.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.blueridgefuneralhome.com
In keeping with the current mandates issued by the WV Governor, social distancing must be practiced by those attending the service. Those wishing to view the service but unable to attend may do so by visiting Blue Ridge Funeral Home’s Facebook page, the Facebook live will begin at approx. 5 minutes until the service hour.
Blue Ridge Funeral Home, 5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley is honored to be serving the family and friends of Mr. Mills.
Saturday, April 3, 2021