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Noble "Nobby" Bloomfield Mills
September 2, 1939 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Noble “Nobby” Bloomfield Mills, II 82, of Statesville, passed away, Monday, November 1, 2021 at the Gordon Hospice House.
Nobby was born September 2, 1939 in Statesville and was the son of the late Allen Lafayette “Buck” Mills, Jr. and Louise Aycock Mills. He was a 1957 graduate of Statesville High School and attended NC State University and Mitchell College. In his younger years, he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and enjoyed his Ham Radio. Nobby belonged to the International DX Association and the Carolina DX Association. He was a founding member of the Iredell County Amateur Radio Club and a member of the ARRL. Nobby loved contesting and was active in talking to many foreign countries.
He was a former member of the Statesville Jaycees, where he held numerous positions and also served as President of the Carolina Dogwood Festival. In the past he had a private pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. Nobby also enjoyed his years serving on the local Airport Commission. He enjoyed our home on Lake Norman that he and Sandy built. He retired from Paola Yarns as Executive Vice President and later after getting a general contractor’s license helped to develop Buffalo Creek Properties with his wife, Sandy. He also volunteered at Forever Home Canine Rescue and along with Sandy, they started the website, www.ReHomeYourPets.com.
He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was a devote Gideon. On September 1, 1984, he married Sandra “Sandy” Lippard Mills, who survives of Statesville.
In addition to his wife, Nobby is survived by three children, Hope M. Dezern (Wesley) of Olin, N.B. Mills III “Duke” of Statesville, A.L. Mills III “Beau” (Earlene) of Statesville; grandchildren, Pete Morrison (Stephanie), Cody Morrison (Kaitlyn), Patrick Mills, Kasey Bostian (Jamie), Jessi Poole, Jamie Wells (Stuart); great grandchildren, Connor, Sydney, Saylor, Luke Morrison, Raylan and Wyatt Mills, Maddie Bostian, Mary Jane Wells, Salem Poole, Stella Poole; two brothers, William “Bill” A. Mills (Elizabeth) of Davidson, Mike Mills (Brenda) of St. Petersburg, FL; sister-in-law, Patti Fox; brother-in-law, Larry Allen Lippard and seven nephews, William , Patrick, Thomas, Michael and Matthew Mills, Jeremy and Christopher Fox and niece Melissa Simmons.
A celebration of life service will be held 4:00pm Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Fellowship Baptist Church, 2306 Buffalo Shoals Rd., Statesville, NC 28677.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Fellowship Baptist Church, PO Box 444, Troutman, NC 28166. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com