Richard L. Mills
Cushing — Richard L. Mills, Jr., 48, died unexpectedly, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at his home.
Born in Rockland, Sept. 13, 1964 he was the son of Mary and Dana Lear and the late Richard L. Mills Sr.
Richard attended Georges Valley High School and was employed in the past with Haskell Well Drilling and Water Treatment.
Richard was a loving and caring son; father, brother, uncle and friend. He had a lifelong passion for hunting and fishing. His favorite days were sitting in his tree stand or at the lake. He was always excited to tell the stories of the fish he and his daughter caught. His proudest accomplishment was building his own home; a place he dreamed of, where he could see and hear wildlife in his backyard daily.
He had a very giving heart, donating toys to charities for Christmas, as it was always his desire to make sure children had a gift under their tree. He was always willing to help friends and family members.
He was a long time dedicated Patriots fan, looking forward to Sunday games. His favorite pastimes were playing cribbage, pool, horseshoes and darts with his family and friends.
Richard is survived by his parents, Dana and Mary Lear of Thomaston; his daughter Alisha Mills of Waldoboro; sisters, Shelly Temple and her husband John of Thomaston; Melissa Post and her husband Darren of Spruce Head; brothers, Steven Lear and his wife Anne of Nashua, N.H., Craig Lear and his wife Amy of Warren; David Lear and his companion Tanya of Springvale; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church in Rockport. Pastor Jerry LiaBraaten will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knox County Fish & Game, P.O. Box 414, Union, ME 04862. To share a memory or condolence with Richard’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at bchfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.