OBITUARY

Conny Mack "Chuck" Mills

August 15, 1948February 1, 2019

Conny was born in Lamesa, Texas to Harold Grogan and Patsy (Trimm) Mills on August 15, 1948. He married Roxanna Shepard on August 16, 1975 in Kermit, Texas. They had one child, Patsy Lynne, who is married to Shaun Heffernan. Conny has one grandchild, Sadie Lynne, who was the light of her “Pap’s” life.

Conny grew up and graduated from Lamesa High School, and after serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, obtained degrees from Midland College, Hardin-Simmons University, and Texas Tech. He had a long and varied career as a soldier, cowboy, engineer, entrepreneur, racehorse owner and breeder, rancher and consultant. He spent the last 20 years of his career as a lean manufacturing consultant and was considered to be exemplary in his field, helping companies improve their manufacturing processes in a wide range of industries. He also co-authored a book entitled “Leaning Into Six Sigma”.

Conny enjoyed sports of all types, playing baseball and football in high school. He excelled at golf and thoroughly enjoyed playing every week with his large group of friends. Conny also discovered a love of traveling, with his favorite destinations being Africa, Wyoming and Alaska.

Conny was a very loving, generous, kind and thoughtful man whose family meant the world to him. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, H.G. and Patsy Mills. Conny is survived by his wife of 43 years, Roxanna, his daughter and son-in-law Patsy and Shaun Heffernan, his granddaughter Sadie, and siblings Harold Mills, Judy Mills Burkett, Keith Mills, Cathy Mills Leiker, Jacky Mills and Jodie Mills Yowell, and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family.

A visitation is scheduled 6-8p.m., February 4, 2019 at J.E. Foust & Son Funeral Home, 523 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX with burial to follow on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 1:00 p.m. at Woodmen Cemetery in DeKalb, Texas. For memorial Contributions, the family has designated the American Cancer Society. www.donate.cancer.org

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Conny Mack "Chuck" Mills

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Cathy Mills Leiker

February 6, 2019

I will love and treasure every memory forever and a day.

Marc Fischer

February 5, 2019

Chuck,
Although i only knew you for a few short years, you made a lasting impact on my life. You were always joyful and positive and i always looked forward to playing golf with you and talking Tech football and comparing notes on Maltipoo's. Through this last year, you taught me how to walk with grace and dignity through your trials and to always see the brighter side in every valley you walk through. You had such a gentle way about you and I will miss you, my friend.

CAROL STANTON

February 4, 2019

I REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE JUST KIDS, cONNY AND I BOTH PLAYED DRUMS, HE WANTED TO HAVE A CONTEST ON ONE OF MY VISITS TO THIER HOME, oF COURSE I DIDNT BRING A DRUM ON A VISIT, WE NEVER DID GET TO HAVE THAT CONTEST. fUN REMEMBERING.

Mark Ingram

February 3, 2019

Chuck, long may you run. It was an honor and privelage knowing you and playing golf with you. I will always remember the times we had.

Don Marcontell

February 3, 2019

I was privileged to meet Chuck and Roxanna when Chuck joined Trophy Club Country Club and began playing golf with the group of men that I also played with. We immediately became friends, enjoying common interests such as golf and woodworking, and both spent some of our early years in West Texas. He was constantly surprising me with the variety of things he had done in his life like rodeo, horse racing and breeding, writing a published book and on and on. He was smart, funny, a very competitive golfer, a great partner in tournaments, and a great friend. I regret very much not staying in closer touch with Chuck after I left Trophy Club and now it is too late. We have lost a great friend!

Nythalia Evans

February 3, 2019

The Mills siblings are in our prayers!!!

Nythalia & Terry Evans
Kristie & Michael Geist

Jodie Mills Yowell

February 3, 2019

I will always remember that wonderful smile, wit and your protectiveness. The remaining 6 will forever miss you and will not let your memory fade--forever 7.

Judy Burkett

February 2, 2019

The third link in our chain of seven is missing now. We’ll love him always and miss him forever. Judy

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY