Obituary for Shane Mills

Ponca City Now - February 23, 2021 3:50 pm

Shane Lee Mills

November 17, 1981 – February 14, 2021

Shane Lee Mills, loving father, husband, son, and brother, passed from this earth on Sunday, February 14 at his home in Newkirk, Ok. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W Grand Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Shane was born on November 17, 1981 in Wellington, Kansas to Jim and Dawn Mills. In 1985, the family moved to Newkirk where Shane attended Newkirk Public Schools and graduated in May 2000. In 2001, he moved to Florida to complete his education to become a SCUBA diving instructor. Shane spent his time in Florida working as a dive instructor for a company based out of Miami, where he spent his days traveling on a 65 foot sailboat to and from the Bahamas.

Shane moved back to his home state of Oklahoma in 2002 and worked for the Coop. In 2003 he relocated to Houston, Texas and obtained his underwater welding and non-destructive testing certificates. In 2004, Shane met Kristy Walters. The two were married on April 2, 2006 and made their home in the north Houston area. Shane and Kristy have 2 beautiful daughters. They were blessed with their first child Trinity Jean in February 2010 and their second child, Shaylyn Rain, in December 2011.

While in Texas, Shane worked for Smith Tool and in 2014 Shane, Kristy and the girls moved back to Oklahoma and he was involved with the directional drilling side of Schlumberger. After leaving that position, Shane worked for a variety of companies utilizing his welding skills, most recently with River Ridge Construction.

Shane was a jokester and loved to laugh and joke around, even if he was a little short fused at times. Shane had an affinity for all things outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His best times were spent on the riverbanks with his family by his side and a fishing pole in his hand. Shane had a heart of gold and was always there to lend a helping hand and was as dependable as they come. He was a real jack of all trades who was willing to try to fix anything… many of those fixes were a little unorthodox, to say the least.

Shane is preceded in death by maternal grandparents Cecil and Shirley Sparks, his paternal grandparents, Virginia & Jim Snodgrass; uncles John Mills, Ronald Sparks, and cousin Sean Freeman.

He is survived by his wife Kristy, and daughters Trinity and Shaylyn of the home, parents Jim & Dawn Mills of Newkirk; brother Dustin and his wife Sydney Mills of Newkirk; nieces Kiley Mills, Braylie Williams, and Kaylen Mills; nephews Kaenon Williams, Ezra McHaffe, and Colton Mills, and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

A fish fry celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, May 30 at 3:00 at Wild Wood Event Center in Newkirk, OK. All family and friends are invited to bring a side dish and join us as we share Shane stories, laugh, cry and celebrate the life of a wonderful man who has gone too soon.

Source: Trout Funeral Home