In Memory of



Obituary for Robert Mills

Robert Lee Mills, age 85, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2023 in Vernon, TX

Funeral services will be at 10:00am, Friday, April 28, 2023 at the First Baptist Church of Childress with Kerry Wood officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Childress Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Johnson Funeral Home.

Robert was born in Childress, TX on September 5, 1937 to Guy Lee Mills and Nina Faye (McMinn) Mills. Robert was an amazing golfer who was instrumental in the development of Stoney Ridge Golf Course in Childress. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Childress, as well as the Masonic Lodge #695. He retired from the Texas Department of Transportation after 40 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pauline Sutton; step-son, Mark Moates and numerous extended family.

Robert is survived by his wife, Shirley Mills of Childress, TX; son, Ricky Dean Mills and wife, Julie of Clarendon, TX; daughter, Janis Walker; daughter, Karen René Maddox and husband, Herman of Vernon, TX; step-son, Donnie Moates and wife, Nelda of Celeste, TX; step-daughter, Cindy Rufenacht and husband, Dale of Amarillo, TX; step-daughter, Susan Spring and husband, Robert of Orange, TX; brother, Donald Mills of Texas City, TX; brother, Stephen Mills and wife, Charlene of Gladewater, TX; sister, Marie Lowe of Austin, TX; brother, Danny Joe Mills and wife Carol of Leavenworth, KS; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and numerous Cousins, Nephews and Nieces.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Childress Masonic Lodge #695, 344 North Main Street, Childress, Tx, 79201.