Milan Duane "Smilan Milan" Mills
October 13, 1946  -  November 15, 2018

Milan Duane "Smilan Milan" Mills

Memorial Service
Heath-Griffith Funeral Chapel
1823 W 51st St.
Tulsa, OK  74107
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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Milan Duane Mills “Smilan Milan” was born October 13, 1946 in Tulsa the son of James Alfred and Mary Etta (Brown) Mills. He passed from this life on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in Tulsa at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 2 days.

Milan graduated Berryhill High School in 1964 and was a retired painter. He was a member of View Acres Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by daughters, Angel Curren of Mounds and April Partain of Coweta; son, Toby Mills of Broken Arrow; sister, Martha “Marnie” Blaylock of Berryhill; brother, James “Dunie” Mills of Berryhill; grandchildren, Eric, Elizabeth, David, Tyler, Emily, Abi, Brad, Brooke and Maverick; great grandchildren, Payton, Gabriel, Christopher, Jaxyn and Talon; and numerous nieces and nephews, other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; former wife, Donna Little; sister, Carole “Jeanie” Wood and brothers, Bill and Lacy Mills.

A Celebration of Milan’s life is scheduled for 2pm, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in the Heath-Griffith Funeral Chapel. Pastor Mike Fanning will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home and an online guestbook is available by visiting


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  1. Martha Mills Blaylock
    Tulsa, SD

    Such a fun loving brother...a personality that would wrap around the world and back. He could bring you out of a bad mood and make you wonder why you were so down in the dumps. A jokester, a clown, and the best friend you could ever find. So many fun times we had growing up that I wasn't ready to let go. He sure made my 3 kids laugh, with all the funny things he had to say and share with them. Sure gonna miss him, sure gonna cry, sure wish we could have got on his sickness before it all came to this. He could sure win you over with that personality and smile. He was known as Smilen Milan to many people. Your little sister, Marnie

  2. Jo Anne Parker
    Sand Springs, OK

    My deepest sympathy to the family and so extremely sorry for the loss of your loved one. Milan was such a fun loving guy back in High School. He had a great personality.

  3. Lisa Briscoe
    Bixby, OK

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers.

  4. Charlette Lee
    Pryor, OK

    Prayers for the Family!! May God's Love give you Peace and comfort!!

  5. Steve & Tammy Stites
    Tulsa, OK

    So sorry for your loss he will be missed never for get the time when we lived in berryhill we had party at our house he was there he was only man I ever knew could fall either down or up the stairs not spill drop of his beer

  6. Pauleta J Whiteis Clawson
    Tulsa, OK

    He went to school with my brother Dale.

  7. KayLynn Johnson
    Tulsa, OK

    Rest easy Uncle Milan, sure gonna miss all your silliness!!

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