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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Thursday May 30th, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Nixa First Baptist Church
Friday May 31st, 2019

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Troy Mills

Troy L. Mills, age 83, of Nixa, Missouri, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born in Esther, Missouri, on January 12, 1936 to Kenneth and Nellie (Umfleet) Mills. Troy was a veteran, a teacher, and most importantly, an authentic and joy-filled believer in Christ. Troy retired from the Navy after 20 years of distinguished service and immediately met the love of his life, Carolyn. They were married December 22, 1972, and shared over 46 years together. Survivors also include: His wife, Carolyn, a daughter, Kristen (Ron) Steward, Springfield; his grandson with whom he had a special bond, Nick Mills, Nixa; his beloved niece, Mallory (Jessica) Spurgin and nephew Zac Goodall all of St. Louis; a brother, Norman Mills, Illinois; son, Jeff Mills, Utah, daughter Judy Harrell, Washington, and son Michael Mills, Germany. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill Mills and Gene Mills. He enjoyed serving at First Baptist Church of Nixa, and also in the community. Troy selflessly gave of himself in whatever he was doing. He adored his family and loved spending time with the children, usually getting them in trouble with his horseplay. He knew he was loved and the family knew he loved them. His legacy includes 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Everyone who knew him is heartbroken, but his family rejoices knowing he is in the presence of the Savior he loved and served with all his heart. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM Thursday, May 30, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. A memorial service will be 11:00 AM Friday, May 31, in First Baptist Church, Nixa, with Pastor Tim Haupt officiating. Military Honors will be conducted. Burial will be in Springfield National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in Troy's memory may be made to Honor Flight of the Ozarks, or Nixa First Baptist Church.

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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Troy was a huge part of our Camp Bluebird family. He went above and beyond trying to make sure all of our belongings were loaded and unloaded on and off the truck, making sure nothing was left behind so all survivors had an enjoyable and comfortable stay. He waited on us hand and foot so that we had rest and respite from our regular daily routine. He shared his witty stories and memories with us. Although he rarely joined us in a game of Banana Grams, Daddy and I truly enjoyed him standing over us with suggestions. He brought us many good memories. Mary Kay Rodgers, long time Camp Bluebird survivor.

Mary Kay Rodgers May 30 2019 12:00 AM

We were heartbroken when we heard of Troy's passing. We still cannot believe he is gone from us, but forever in the arms of Jesus. Tanner will miss him so much. He loved going to your home and had so much fun with Troy. Tanner & Kendra loved spending time with you guys. They loved Troy's jokes and loved your cooking. I'm so glad that he and Kendra got to be with Nick during this time of sorrow. We loved Troy and we will miss him so much. We will miss his warm smile and friendly hand shake. He was a wonderful man and a good Christian man. May our Lord give you strength and comfort you during this time of loss Carolyn, and Nick, Kristen and Ron. We love you all so much. Anne & Wade Dunivent

Anne & Wade Dunivent May 29 2019 12:00 AM