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Danny Wayne Mills Sr., 84, of Williamsburg, Virginia, died peacefully on Father’s Day, June 21, 2020. He was born on Oct. 18, 1935 in Kimball, West Virginia, to Effie and Lawrence Mills.

Danny cherished his family and friends, and was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. His favorite times were spent with his grandkids who adored their Grandpa. Danny was extremely proud of each of his grandchildren, and always encouraged their aspirations and reveled in their accomplishments. Danny loved to spend his time off relaxing on the water, fishing and skiing. He participated in many sports, and was an avid golfer. In addition, his hobbies included hunting, playing pool and bowling.

At 18 years of age Danny enlisted in the Air Force. In 1959, he married his high school sweetheart, Doris. They shared 60 wonderful years together. Danny’s civilian career began in Williamsburg with Dow Chemical then retiring from Anheuser-Busch after 23 years of dedicated service. Danny was also a member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, along with his wife Doris.

Danny is survived by his wife, Doris; his children, Danny Wayne Mills Jr. (Laura Lane), Danna Poynter (Robert), Darin Mills (Margaret); granddaughters, Emily Poynter, Jessie and Alex Mills, Morgan Mills, and grandson, Cullen Poynter; and his two sisters, Sandra Toler and Judith Huff. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Marion Randolph Mills and Terry Wendell Mills.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 26 from noon-2 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg, where a service will take place on Saturday, June 27 at noon. Due to COVID-19 precautions, there will be limited seating available.

Following, at 3 p.m., Danny Wayne Mills Sr. will be laid to rest with full military honors as an Air Force veteran at Peninsula Memorial Park Cemetery in Newport News, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be shared at