Ralph David Mills

Born: Thu., Apr. 12, 1984
Died: Tue., Sep. 21, 2021


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 27, 2021
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Mon., Sep. 27, 2021
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Ralph David Mills, 37, of Winchester, Indiana passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Ralph, better known as Dave, was born at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN on April 12, 1984 to Ralph Douglas Mills and Melissa Hawley Byers. He attended Winchester Community High School and was currently employed at Progress Manufacturing. Dave most enjoyed music of all genres, with a secretive favorite being Verbena. In high school he played lead guitar with some of his closest friends; although his best friend, according to Dave, was his dog, Mya. He was genuinely a kind-hearted person with a quick-witted sense of humor that could make anyone love him. Dave preferred life experiences and time spent with family and friends over material items. Some of his favorite hobbies were woodworking and painting, and he completed each task with an abundance of pride.

Dave is survived by his loving children, Kaylee and Gage Mills; his father, Ralph Douglas Mills; his mother, Melissa Hawley Byers and stepfather Rob; one sister, Jessica Allen; paternal grandmother, Barb Mills; maternal grandparents, Dave and Peggy Hawley and Doyle and Patricia Allen; many aunts and uncles including, but not limited to, Debra Hawley Tewari, Tony and Naomi Hawley, and Sandy Kelly; one niece, Raegan Quattlebaum; two nephews, Brayden Jenkins and Nolan Sutherland; several cousins and friends, including Dave’s very special cousin, Michelle Moland.

Dave was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ralph Lee Mills; his aunt, Teresa Hughes; his uncle, Clint Hawley; and one son, Ralph Levi Mills.

A service to celebrate Dave’s life will be at 3:00 p.m., on Monday, September 27, 2021, with Bill Bush officiating. 

Friends and family may call from 1-3 p.m., on Monday, at the funeral home.

Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.walkerswinchester.com.

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Michele Pate
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
I'm so very sorry for your loss, My heart aches for all of you, I love you and pray for you .

Linda prescott
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
So sorry about this loss for all of you. Please accept my condolences. Linda

Wendy Shipley
   Posted Thu September 23, 2021
David you made a difference in a lot of peoples lives, and left us way to soon! I’m gonna miss seeing you around! Watch over everyone! You will never be forgotten! R.I.P

Tina Holcomb
   Posted Fri September 24, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Dave was a sweet kind soul. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Jessica Hale (Clark)
   Posted Sun September 26, 2021
You will be missed by many Davey. Forever loved forever missed 💔

Larry and Vonda Detro
   Posted Sun September 26, 2021
Melissa, Deb and Pat we are so sorry for your loss. It is just heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love you guys

PJ Shockley
   Posted Mon September 27, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss, my heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all of you!

Lisa Davis
   Posted Fri October 08, 2021
Doug I just found out you and your family are in my prayers.