Dr. John Franklin Mills, age 61, a resident of Henderson died Monday, July 27, 2015 at his home. Born April 30, 1954 in Vance County, he was the son of the late Dr. Randolph Dennis Mills and Marion Callaway Mills.
He graduated from Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine.
Dr. Mills was a well respected family physician at Duke Primary Care of Henderson, formerly Henderson Family Medicine. He loved his patients and had continued to make house calls until the day before his death. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church by Dr. Ronald S. Cava.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Thigpen Mills of the home; his son, Benjamin Bryan Mills of Charlotte; his daughter, Taylor Callaway Winters and husband, Jeremiah of Richmond, VA; two sisters, Jane M. Hicks and husband, David and Kathy M. Williams and husband, Paul of Henderson; his father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Thigpen of Willamston, NC; brother-in-law, Joel Thigpen and fiancé, Pam Kirks; sister-in-law, Jenny Thigpen; four grandchildren, Henry Lawrence Winters, Callaway Robert Winters, Mills Bryan Winters and Lindley Corrine Winters; and an aunt, Hallie Frank Mills Pegram, of Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Randolph D. Mills, Jr.
The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church on Wednesday and at other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to First Baptist Church, Henderson, PO Box 75, Henderson, NC 27536 or Boys and Girls Club of North Central North Carolina (BGCNCNC-Vance Unit), PO Box 176, Oxford, NC 27565.
Arrangements are by J.M. White Funeral Home.