Richard Wayne Mills

Richard, was born August 26, 1953, peacefully departed on March 1, 2024, at age 70. His deep affection for nature led him to settle by Greers Ferry Lake, where he cherished outdoor life. 

Richard's devotion to the Fairfield Bay Yacht Club was unwavering, fostering a tight-knit camaraderie among its members.

Serving as Commodore, Richard guided the club with wisdom and boundless enthusiasm, transforming it into a thriving community where friendships flourished. His passion for the club extended beyond membership; it became integral to his identity, inspiring countless individuals to embrace lake life.

Richard's knack for repairing things showcased his determination and resourcefulness, endearing him to many. Survived by his soul mate Mary, children Michele, Marcia, and Nathan, along with grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews, Richard's memory lives on in the hearts of those he touched.

A celebration of his life will be held on March 16th, 2024, during the Fairfield Bay Yacht Club's annual membership drive at 3PM. In honoring Richard, the club seeks to perpetuate his legacy of warmth and community. Instead of flowers, the family requests acts of kindness in Richard's memory.

Though Richard embarks on his final journey, his spirit remains anchored in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.