K. Dane Mills, 69, died unexpectedly in his sleep Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at his home in Virginia Beach.
Dane was a man of integrity, faith, generosity, humor, service and kindness. After briefly serving as a U.S. Naval officer, he practiced law for 40 years, but dedicated most of his energy to church and community. He served through Princess Anne Rotary Club (past president), Heart Havens, Cox High School ’65 Reunions, Tidewater Emmaus, Alzheimer’s Association, Virginia Wesleyan and the Scout Show. A pillar of Thalia United Methodist Church, he held multiple leadership roles there, and in the Norfolk District and Virginia United Methodist Conference. His men’s Bible study changed lives, including his own.
His deepest love — even more than his alma mater UVA and the Red Sox — remained his family.
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 47 years, Patricia (Halstead); sister, Bonnie Mills; daughters, Jennifer Mills-Knutsen (Joshua) and Lauren Grzymalski (Ken); and three grandchildren, Sadie, Benjamin and Charlotte. His beloved parents, Ken and Ruth; and sister, Carol Ann Temple, awaited him in heaven.
The family welcomes visitors from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, 3600 Virginia Beach Blvd. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Thalia United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to his memory may be made to Thalia United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.