Wayne Irin Mills

April 8, 1935March 7, 2018

Wayne Irin Mills passed on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 peacefully in his sleep. Wayne was a loving husband to his wife, Olean Mills who preceded him in death and a caring father to his son, Johnny Petty and wife Ruby. He is beloved to all of his family.

Wayne retired from the City of Charlotte – Street Maintenance Division.

Wayne attended Eastway Baptist Church in Charlotte for the last several months, previously having been a Deacon at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Indian Trail, North Carolina.

Wayne is survived by his son, Johnny Petty (Ruby); two sisters, Mary Oliver and Carolyn Templin; one brother, Homer Mills; two grandsons, Shawn Petty (Holli) and Derik Petty (Jennifer); seven great grandchildren, Auburn Petty, Ashlyn Petty, Ethan Petty, Eli Petty, Tyler Petty, Jeremy Conrad and Kayla Judy and a host of other relatives and friends.

A visitation service will be held on Sunday, March 11 at Forest Lawn West Funeral Home at 1:00 pm. The funeral service will begin at 2:00pm in the Paul L. Helton Chapel of Forest Lawn West Funeral Home. Reverend Hugh Foy will be officiating. Erin Fox Clough will be the soloist.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Forest Lawn West Funeral Home.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 11, 2018

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Johnny & Ruby Petty

March 10, 2018

Our Dad loved God, loved his family and his friends.
Dad tried to visit with his Brother and Sisters as often as he could. He loved when his Grandkids and Great Grands would come in to visit. He was so proud of each of them. He would always talk about what each had said or done on their last visit. He would always giggle when talking about the three youngest boys. (The three musketeers as we call them.)
Dad had many special friends and we would like to say a personal Thank You to Robert Sims and David Parker. Robert would call daily to check on our Dad and was his breakfast partner most days. They have each carried the other to many Doctor appointments and we thank him. We feel he is our bonus Uncle. David Parker was a member of the church that Dad attended until the last several,months. David was very kind and let Dad and me fish in his pond. These fishing trips brought Dad and me to a closeness and gave me many memories I will cherish so thank you David.
To all who knew and loved him thank you for touching his life.