William Lenard Mills

06/18/2014 12:00 AM

06/18/2014 12:01 AM

William Lenard “Lenny” Mills, 56, passed away suddenly on Wednesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Lenny was born in Wayne County on July 9, 1957 to Norwood Leonard Mills and Thelma Taylor Mills of Goldsboro. He owned and operated L & L Timber Company. Lenny was a proud member of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and the North American Hunting and Fishing Club. Lenny was a true sportsman, most comfortable outdoors, on the water or in the woods. He was a hunter of big and small game and loved walking in the woods and fields with a gun as well as being on the water with a fishing rod. Lenny was loved by all children, especially those he taught to fish. He enjoyed all sports, especially Nascar Racing.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Taylor Family Cemetery, 979 Old Mount Olive Hwy., Dudley, NC. Rev. Dann Patrick will officiate.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his companion of 25 years, Valinda Borders of Selma; sons, Tyler Mills and Taylor Mills; grandchildren, Michael, Ryder, Blayton, Isabelle, Taylor and Caroline; brothers, Larry Mills and Kenneth Mills; and sister, Norlette Mills Adams. He is also survived by Valinda’s children, Brian Borders and Ricky Borders.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mamie and John William Taylor, and his paternal grandparents, Catherine and Charlie Mills.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be given to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 16, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home and other times at the home of his parents.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www. seymourfuneralhome.com

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