Norvel Eugene Mills
He was an 86 year old devout husband, father and grandfather of Sapulpa,
OK; born May 15th, 1929 in Hitchcock, Oklahoma to Carl and Mary Mills. Gene went to be with
the Lord on Sunday, August 16th, 2015. Gene graduated high school from
Hitchcock and was a farmer. He worked at Boeing as a Quality Control Supervisor
and manager. He retired 25 years later in 1988. Gene lived in Yukon, Oklahoma
until his move to Sapulpa, Oklahoma 36 years ago with his wife Jean Mills.
Gene was a devout follower of God; he was an example for us all on how
to live our lives putting Christ first. He enjoyed riding his John Deere
tractor and spending time with his grandkids. Gene was a hard worker with
great wisdom, always putting others first. He had a gruff, booming voice
but once you got to know him, you soon realized that he was a teddy bear
who would do anything you asked. Although he dearly loved his family,
and we will miss him dearly, he was excited to go home with the Lord.
We are certain that he is living his dream of riding the Lord’s
John Deere tractor in his new home up in heaven.
He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly Jean Mills, whom he married
July 7, 1976. They just celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary.
He is survived by his daughter, Linda Clark and her husband Ronnie, of
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; son Glenn Mills and his wife, Roberta of Moore;
his daughter, Karen Brankel and her husband, Norman of Yukon; his daughter
in love, Janice Mills-Lawrence and husband, Rick of Piedmont; step-son
Danny Sterbenz of Bethany.
He is also survived by siblings: Jo Ramer and husband, J.C. of Omega; Bess
Dighton of Guthrie; Louise Kennet of Clinton; Larry Mills of Tonganoxie,
Kansas; David Mills of Gary; Marion Mills and wife, Donna of Oklahoma City.
He has 9 wonderful grandchildren. Angie Stiener and husband, David; Heather
Giggers and husband, Keith; Joyce Leach and husband Cody; Christopher
Clark and wife Amanda; Jason Brankel; Christopher Brankel; Caleb Mills;
Emilie Garrelts and husband Brett; Christian Edlund and wife Emily.
He has 16 amazing great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Mary Mills; his brothers
Douglas and Bill Mills; his sister, Vivian Callaway; his son, Dennis Mills,
and his step-son, Troy Sterbenz.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Gene’s home church,
First Assembly of God, Sand Springs, P.O. Box 850, Sand Springs, OK, 74063