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Harry Ogden Mills Jr.

January 15, 1937February 6, 2021
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CWO4 Harry O. Mills Jr. (Army, retired)

The family and friends of Harry O. Mills Jr. are saddened to announce his passing on February 6, 2021. Harry was a native of Vicksburg, MS and long-time resident of Baton Rouge and Central, LA. Harry graduated from Baton Rouge High and LSU where he was a member of LSU Marching Band. While at LSU, Harry also began his long military career with the United States Army. Harry was employed with Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development until his retirement in 2001. Harry spent 38 years as active duty or active/retired reserve personnel and retired from his duties with the 2nd Judge Advocate General (JAG) Unit in New Orleans in 1993 with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Vera and Harry O. Mills Sr. Harry will be remembered by those he left behind, his loving and dedicated wife of over 58 years, Ann C. Mills; his sister, Katherine Sanders (husband Rodney); Harry and Ann’s 3 children, Trey Mills, Craig Mills (wife Christy) and Marty Schiltz; his 4 grandchildren, Grant Schiltz, Caroline Schiltz, Owen Mills and Morgan Mills. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Services for Harry will be held at Blackwater United Methodist Church (10000 Blackwater Rd, Central, LA) and conducted by Rev. Pattye Hewitt on February 20, 2021, promptly at 11:00 am. Due to COVID attendance restrictions, there will be a limited number of guests in the main sanctuary. An overflow site will be available in the adjacent Fellowship Hall for additional guests. The church asks that you wear an appropriate face covering and provide for social distancing. If you feel ill or are running fever, please consider accessing the live stream of Harry’s services via Facebook. Harry’s Christian services will conclude across the street at the Blackwater UMC Cemetery. There will be no attendance restrictions for the gravesite services. We will immediately transition to the full military honor ceremony at the gravesite where the United States of America will pay respect to Harry’s service to his country. Please join the family at Kristenwood Reception Center at 14025 Greenwell Springs Rd. Greenwell Springs, LA 70739 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm to share stories and remember Harry’s life. In lieu of flowers, the Mills family would like for you to consider a donation to one of the following charities: Blackwater UMC Prayer Garden, The Wounded Warrior Project or Camp Hope/PTSDUSA (Houston, TX). Funeral arrangements are being made through Central Funeral Home. Please consider visiting their website to leave your own messages for Harry’s family and friends. (https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/central-la/harry-mills-10044099)

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

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Harry Ogden Mills Jr.

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Becky Cowart

February 13, 2021

Sending love and prayers for all of you.

Katherine Snyder

February 13, 2021

We will always remember the steaks at the pool. So much fun. Wonderful man know he will be greatly missed. Karl & Kathy

Olivia Thomas

February 12, 2021

Vance and I have fond memories of Harry in Park Forest, especially at the swim meets and in our trips to Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Unfortunately, we will be out of town next week and will not be at his service.

Todd Graves

February 8, 2021

Mrs Ann, Trey, Craig and Margaret Ann:
My deepest and sincere condolences. I have fond memories of Mr. Mills while growing up and “Chief” Mills while serving together.
A great man, father, mentor and soldier.

Todd Graves

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Harry at 5 years old

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3 generations 2011

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3 generations 1965

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Harry receiving AGA award in Chicago

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Harry at 5 years old

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3 generations 2011

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3 generations 1965

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Harry receiving AGA award in Chicago

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Harry receiving AGA Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alaskan cruise Sept 2014

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Harry at Nennon's house Spring 1995

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Alaskan cruise Sept 2014