Mr. Larry Todd Mills

Birthday: January 14, 1972
Passed Away: November 28, 2013
Age: 41
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Service Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Mr. Larry Todd Mills, of Cabot, AR, formerly of Harrisburg, departed this life Thursday, at the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Little Rock, at the age of 41. 

He was born January 14, 1972 in Harrisburg, the son of Larry Udell Mills and Nina Olivia McCulley Mills.  Although his life was brief, Todd lived a very full life.  He graduated high school in Nurnberg, Germany in 1990 and joined the U.S. Air Force in 1992.  While in the Air Force he was a K-9 SP and trained dogs in Panama for a year.  While stationed at the Little Rock Air Force Base he was President Clinton’s personal escort whenever he traveled to Arkansas.  Todd and his dog Henry worked the Atlanta Bombing during the 1996 Summer Olympics.  Todd was an accomplished Bass Player and played in a band. He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a degree in Industrial Writing.  He loved working on computers and he was the Vice President of Communications and Marketing at the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce.  He also loved fishing and golfing.  Todd was the inventor of the Dorito-Loco Taco at Taco Bell and Frito Lay flew him to California where he toured the Dorito Plant.  He married Ginger Hickey in 1998 and they have enjoyed 15 years together.  He was of the Methodist Faith. 

Todd was preceded in death by his grandparents, David and Naomi McCulley and Udell Mills. 

He is survived by his wife Ginger Mills of the home, two daughters, Tyler Mills of Dayton, OH and Lainey Mills of the home, his father, Larry Udell Mills and his wife Melonie of Harrisburg, his mother, Nina Mills of Cabot, two sisters, Beth Morgan and Nikki Marze and her husband Chuck, all of Cabot, and his grandmother, Phoebe Mills of Harrisburg, as well as several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services are set for 2:00 p.m. Monday, at the Gregg-Weston Funeral Home Chapel in Harrisburg with Rev. Donnie Hudson officiating.  Burial with full military honors will follow in Bolivar Cemetery near Harrisburg, under the direction of Gregg-Weston Funeral Home of Harrisburg. 

Friends may visit at the funeral home Monday, noon till service time. 

Pallbearers will be Jim Podanoffsky, Jimmy Looney, Shane Stacks, Brian Houchin, Jody Hickey and John Hardeman.  Honorary pallbearers will be David Dunavant, Jason Cruse, Matt Joyce, Justin Bryant and Peter Esparza.

13 Condolences

  1. William J. Taylor, SMSgt, USAF (AFOSI)

    Thu 28th Nov 2013 at 8:23 pm

    My condolences to Ginger and their two girls. I served with Todd when we were stationed at LRAFB. May GOD bless you and your family. “T”

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  2. Catherine Smith

    Fri 29th Nov 2013 at 11:57 am

    My prayers are with Todd’s family. I worked with Todd at the chamber and feel lucky to have known him. What a talented young man. He will be greatly missed.

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  3. Terry Banks Sr.

    Sun 01st Dec 2013 at 12:28 am

    Larry, Nina, Beth and Nikki, I am so sorry. I have so many good memory of all of us together. It’s hard to believe this has happen to such a great person. I will always remember his smile and his full of life personally. He will be missed in my heart and sole. May you have peace in your hearts and may the Lord be with you and may he bless you and your family. Terry

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  4. Dawn Pierson-Paster

    Sun 01st Dec 2013 at 3:54 pm

    My prayers to Ginger, the girls, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I was stationed with Todd at LRAFB as a SFS member. May God bless you all through this time of mourning! Dawn

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  5. Patricia & Ed Eason

    Sun 01st Dec 2013 at 9:29 pm

    We were saddened to read of Todd’s passing. He was a very talented guitarist and all around nice person and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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  6. Norman Solow

    Tue 03rd Dec 2013 at 4:09 pm

    To the Mills Family I offer my most sincerest condolences. I never knew Todd but read about his Taco Bell food Invention called the Dorito-Loco Taco.

    As a Navy Vietnam Veteran I salute your Service to the Country.

    May his SOUL rest in peace for all eternity.

    Norman

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  7. Mike

    Tue 03rd Dec 2013 at 4:17 pm

    May God bless you and comfort you. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

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  8. Joshua "Mike" Menard

    Tue 03rd Dec 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Todd and I were friends in Nürnberg in the very early 90’s. He flew out to Seattle in 2011 for a tech seminar, and I got to hang out with him one last time. He was a great guy and I’m proud to have known him. RIP

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  9. Charley Harris

    Wed 04th Dec 2013 at 10:54 am

    An Operations Just Cause, in Panama and Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Sandi Arabia Veteran (82nd. Airborne Paratroopers). I give my warm heart felt condolences to Todd’s family. May God bless and be with each of you in the times of his absent. Last role call. (RIP guy)

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  10. Lt. Carl Minden - Pulaski County Sheriff's Office

    Wed 04th Dec 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Todd and I were roommates for 12 weeks at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy. He was a great guy. He was always joking around or playing his guitar. Although we didn’t see each other much after the academy, our paths crossed from time to time when he was at the Chamber. We kept telling each other we were going to meet for lunch sometime, but our busy schedules always kept it from happening. Todd, you will be missed by everyone. My prayers are for comfort for your family.

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  11. Chester and Shirley Connor

    Thu 05th Dec 2013 at 9:23 am

    We were shocked to hear about Todd’s death. The world lost a beautiful person. We were fortunate to have watched him grow into the fine young man he was. My heart and prayers go out for all the family. I am especially holding Larry and Nina up in my prayers. We love you.

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  12. Eddie and Glenda Churchwell

    Mon 09th Dec 2013 at 10:56 am

    To all of Todd’s family,We did not know Todd.He sounds like a wonderful person and am sorry we missed out on his life, but we do know his father who is a personal friend of ours, and to him we wish to send our deepest sympathy. If ever you need any thing or just to talk, we’re here.

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  13. Brad Hummel MSgt, USAF

    Tue 10th Dec 2013 at 5:21 am

    I was stationed with Todd at Little Rock AFB, AR for several years and I will never forget the good times we shared while he taught me the basics of Law Enforcement duties. We would drive around base with Henry looking for the unusual to happen while Todd would school me on the songs that played on the radio. On days off we would follow Todd and his band to and from their events and were their biggest fans. Thanks for all the great times Todd. You will be truly missed. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Brad

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