Kenneth Edward Mills
Monday 21st of February 1938 - Friday 8th of February 2019
Celebration of Life Service
Kenneth Edward Mills died peacefully at Sayre Christian Village Nursing Home on February 8, 2019 surrounded by family. The son of the late Kenneth Lee and Julia Ewing Mills, Ken was born in Highland Park, Michigan on February 21, 1938. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington.
Ken attended Junction City and was a graduate of Lafayette High School. He later received his degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky. His nickname was ‘Mr. Quick’, the same as the car he drove in his drag racing days. Ken was awarded class winner at the 1970 NHRA National Championship Drag Races at Indianapolis and the 1972 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, California. He also set a national quarter-mile acceleration record in Super Stock class at an NHRA Record Run Event in 1972. He loved trains, bicycles, and Kentucky basketball.
He is survived by his daughter, Terri (Dave) Miller and sons, Kreg (Jean-Pierre) Mills, Steve (Denise) Mills, and Brad Mills; brother in-law, Gerald (Lavenia) Elkins; grandchildren, Alishia Pugh, Colby Blair, and Alex Mills; great grandchildren, Kendall and Woods Pugh; sister, Marilyn Burnside and brother, Mike (Jeanne) Mills; and his former wife, Loy (Gary) Geyer.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at Milward-Man O’War located at 1509 Trent Boulevard from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21. A recetpion will follow the service from 5- 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Sayre Christian Village, 3775 Belleau Wood Dr., Lexington, KY, 40517, www.sayrechristianvillage.org or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mike, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. My prayers are with you and your family.
Dear Family of Mr. Mills, I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s promise bring you comfort. There will be “a new earth... and He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore... I am making all things new.” Revelation 21:1-5