Funeral service for Daryl Lynn Mills, age 62, of Petersburg, TN, will be held at 11 AM On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Graham and Bro. David Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Daryl was born on April 30, 1960, in Lincoln County, TN to Dan R. Mills and the late Priscilla Lynn Scott Mills. He worked for 41 years with Copperweld and was a 1978 graduate of Fayetteville Central High School. Daryl enjoyed coon and deer hunting, trading Toyota trucks, coaching his daughters and watching them play softball, and cheering on UT Football. He was a member of McBurg First Baptist Church. Daryl passed away on October 30, 2022, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN.
Survivors include his father, Dan R. Mills; wife, of 21 years, Carrie Smith Mills; daughters, Candice (J.J.) Kennard, Cortney (Daniel) McCormick, and Carlee Grace Mills; grandchildren, E.J. Kennard, Lila Kennard, Reese McCormick, and Livi Kate McCormick; brother, David (Nancy) Mills; sister, Dana (Daniel) Eldridge; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday at Higgins Funeral Home.
Reagan Eldridge, Ryan Eldridge, Will Eldridge, Jared Mills, Josh Mills, and Jerry Sloan Pitcock will serve as pallbearers. Katie Whisenant and Callie Eldridge will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Kid’s Hunting for a Cure, Attn: Dale Riddle, 279 Bell Factory Rd, Huntsville, AL 35811 or www.kidshuntingforacure.org.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Daryl Lynn Mills.
Cortney, I am so sorry for your loss. After reading the obituary I realized my husband and I went to high school with your dad. I am here if you need me.
With deepest sympathy to the Mills family, especially to my niece Carrie and great niece Carley.
Dan, David & Dana, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort.
Words cannot begin to convey how broken our hearts are for you, Candice, Cortney, Carlee, the grandkids, & your whole family. Daryl’s love & devotion for you and his girls and everyone who was blessed to know him will never be forgotten. He led by example & lived life to the fullest and made everyone he met feel good. Memories of his snickering little laugh & his mischievous spirit will always make me smile. Hunter & Mackenzie have such precious memories they will forever treasure of being with Daryl & their Daddy hunting. We love you and are praying for you all. I so wish I was there to give you a big hug. No doubt Heaven is a better place because Daryl is there. With all our love, Amy
So sorry to hear of his passing! Sending prayers to his family! 🙏🏻🙏🏻
Dan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May our Heavenly Father comfort you and give you peace during this time of grief. With sympathy and love
We are praying for you guys during this difficult time. We love you so much.
Christy, Eric, Cason, and Neyland
My heart goes out to all during this sad time. Praying you are comforted by God’s abiding love.
I will miss you “Cornholio”! Keep those tiki torches burning until I get there brother. I will continue to pray for Carrie and the girls!
Dan, So sorry to hear the loss of your son, I didn’t know him. but know you are hurting, My prayers are with you always.
Dan and family,
You all are in our prayers, Charlene and I know how you are feeling now to have to give up a child that you love so much. We lost our first daughter, November 2013. Just know they are in a better place now and we will see them again some day.
Tommy and Charlene
Carrie, Carlee and Family. Words cannot express the Sympathy and Love for each of you during this most difficult time. Daryl was such an outgoing friendly man that was devoted to his Family and Friends. We know God has gained another wonderful man .May God wrap his arms around you all. Brenda & Joe Burns and All of our VooDoo Customs Family.
Carrie, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God give you extra strength in the days ahead…
We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
Carrie, my deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family. Carrie as long as I have known you I did not know that your mother-law-law was like family to our family.Aunt Helen
Carrie, so so sorry for your loss.
Wish I could come. I will be thinking about you and yours.
Vicki T. Bashlor
Prayers for his beautiful wife and children and the entire family at this time. He was a sweet man and always so kind to everyone he met. Our hearts break for your loss…. Rest assured his last breath here was his first breath in Paradise of Heaven. You will all be together once more in Heaven one day. Sending lots of prayers and hugs.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
So sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around the family and may Daryl Rest In Peace.
Sending love hugs and prayers
I lost my old Norris Creek fishing buddy. When I would come visit my grandparents, Daryl and I would get together and fish the creeks and ponds on occasion. He had some great saying and was always great company for a city boy. He would talk about Norris creek being known for its smallmouth bass and large mouth snakes. A lot of great memories, including almost getting washed away when a storm passed through way up the creek and we knew nothing about it. We turned around to see a wall of water coming around the corner. I went to one side of the creek and Daryl went to the other. We walked back to the bridge and that’s when Dan came driving up to warn us about the storm. We laughed and joked about it but it was a lot closer call than we wanted to admit. We are sad and will miss our loved ones that have passed, but the reunion is going to be worth it all. See you soon Cuz.
I wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy for your great loss.
Daryl hope you are at peace now no more pain you will be missed.Rest in Heaven.
I’m sorry for your loss of your son. I’ll pray for you.