David Arthur Mills, age 82, of Interlochen, passed away peacefully of natural causes on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 in his home. Born in Toledo, Ohio, on March 19, 1935, David was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Mills.
David had also resided in Toledo, Sylvania, Ohio, and St. Petersburg, Florida.
David was alumnus of Ohio State University and a graduate of the University of Toledo.
He served in the Ohio Air National Guard, the U.S. Air Force Reserves and the U.S. Air Force.
David worked for the International Division of Owens, Illinois, was an accomplished builder and was a Toledo entrepreneur owning many businesses, including Jim Feak's restaurant in downtown Toledo.
He was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Toledo as well as in Traverse City. He was an active member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity for over 50 years.
David enjoyed flying RC planes, fishing and working on his cars. Above all else, he cherished time spent with his family.
David was probably the most outspoken and proud OSU fan in northern Michigan.
Surviving are former wife, Susan Mills; sons, Tim and David II; grandchildren, Austin, David III and Angel; sister-in-law, Sandra Mills and her children, Kim and Brad; and his beloved dog, Harley.
David was also preceded in death by his brother, J. Thomas Mills, of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
A memorial service is being planned for the spring of 2018.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Traverse City or the Cherryland Humane Society.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City.
Published on January 21, 2018