Wendell E.


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Wendell E. Mills

Jul 15 1931 - Apr 11 2008

Wendell E. Mills, age 76, of McKinney, Texas, passed away April 11, 2008, in Dallas, Texas. Wendell was born July 15, 1931, in Trenton, Texas, to Jesse Willard and Leona (Pryor) Mills. He was a Senior Master Sergeant in charge of the organizational maintenance squadron in the United States Air Force. Wendell served in the Korean Conflict, four tours in Vietnam, Saudi Arabia and Japan. During his service, Wendell was honored with several awards, including the Air Force Commendation Medal. After retirement from the military, Wendell owned and operated several automotive shops in Dallas and Sulpher Springs. He loved to travel and was an avid fisherman. Wendell was a member of the Baptist faith. He is survived by the mother of his children, Martha Mills of Plano, Texas; daughters, Beverly Forte of McKinney, Texas and Lisa Passons and her husband, D G of Wylie, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Forte and Kristine Passons; great-grandson, Brayden Spade; brother, Edwin Mills and wife Margie, of Greenville, Texas; sister, Aritis Lockridge of Fate, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Leona Mills, and brothers, Troy Lee Mills and Eugene Mills. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday afternoon beginning at 3:00 PM. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.
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