Arthur D. Mills

Sergeant First Class (Retired), Arthur D. Mills of Beavercreek, Ohio, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.

He was born on March 22, 1933 in Wendel, West Virginia. He was preceded in death by his father, Claude Mills; mother, Marie (Goodwin) Mills; two sons, Michael Mills and David Mills; five brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy (Crouse) Mills; daughter, Deborah Corbitt; son, Arthur Mills; two grandchildren, Jainelle Bayes and Jessie Corbitt; and four great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Spain, Austin Wolfe, Lorelei Bayes and Madilynn Bayes.

Sergeant Mills served in the Army from 1951 to 1971. During this time, he fought in both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Bronze Star Medal.

Graveside services will be held later at Bailey Cemetery in Buckhannon, West Virginia. Donations can be made in the name of Arthur Mills to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45420. Online condolences for the family may be sent to


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