Charles W. “Bud” Mills

Charles W. “Bud” Mills

October 23, 1929 – May 22, 2022

VISITATION: Thursday, May 26th from 6pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Friday, May 27th at 11am, Center Baptist Church, 2111 S. 41st St., 68105.  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Wednesday, June 1st at 10am at Omaha National Cemetery (1425l0 Schram Rd.) with Military Honors.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Charles Mills, ”Bud the Barber” passed away peacefully at Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha, Nebraska on May 22, 2022, at the age of 92 years and 7 months.

Bud was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee to Homel Ray and Linda Mills on their family farm. On March 15, 1958, he married Dorothy “Dottie” Leetsch.

Bud served in the Korean war, with the U. S. Navy.

Bud was a local barber in numerous shops in Omaha. He retired in 2021 after 63 years of cutting hair, spending most of his career at the Loveland shop and Fredrick Square barber shop.

Bud is lovingly remembered by his beautiful wife of 64 years, Dottie Mills; son, Todd and daughter in law Jean; five grandchildren: Timothy, Grace, Brian, Marie, and Faith of Shelby, Iowa; a brother, CW (Jodie); a sister, Marty, both from Knox County, Tennessee; and sister-in-law, Lavon Montey of Greeley Colorado. Also left to cherish his memory are many nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jim; one sister, Sis and her husband Melvin; one brother-in-law, Jerry; and five sisters-in-law: Arlene, Dolores, Marian, Lucille, and Betty.



  • Terri Fox Posted May 24, 2022 7:06 pm

    All my love and prayers for Dottie and all of Bud’s family. We sure are going to miss having uncle Bud at the farm when we gather, but he’ll definitely be there in spirit. My heart aches for you, Dottie, and I’ll be thinking of you and holding you up in prayer.

  • Sherry Harrold Posted May 24, 2022 7:29 pm

    Bud was one of the best! I’m so grateful he was a part of my life since my childhood. I will always remember him teaching me to waterski….such patience! It was a thrill for me as a little girl to ski double with him. He touched many lives, including mine. He will certainly be missed. Sending Dottie, Todd, Jean, and all the grandkids my love as you grieve.

  • Pat Unger Posted May 24, 2022 8:35 pm

    I have so many great memories of Uncle Bud! He was fun, full of laughter, and always ready to partake in mini adventures. He and Aunt Dorothy are so special to me and have been my whole life! They made family reunions so much fun!
    I love you, Aunt Dorothy and will miss Bud even though we didn’t see each other much since mom and dad passed. All my love, Pat

  • William (Russ) Engelke Posted May 25, 2022 8:30 am

    Bud was my brother in Christ and was one of the most encouraging persons I have ever met. He will be greatly missed!! My prayers are with his family.

  • Amy Jo, Joanna, and Thomas Kidd Posted May 25, 2022 8:34 am

    With love and cherished summer memories from time spent together with family.

  • Sandy Raisley Posted May 26, 2022 8:42 am

    Wish we could be there Aunt Dorothy. Hugs!!!! Hopefully we will see you soon. Love you

  • Marty Deleo (sister) Chad and Justin Abert (great-nephews) Posted May 26, 2022 10:05 am

    We are going to miss our precious Bud at the farm summer gatherings. We loved him with all our hearts and still do and always will. Even though we can’t be there we are there in our hearts and spirit.

  • cw, Jodie and family Posted May 26, 2022 7:30 pm

    we will miss you so much we will remember all the good times we’ve had love you so much brother rest in peace.

  • Children and Grandchildren of Terri Fox Posted May 27, 2022 7:36 am

    Our love and prayers to all. We will miss you Uncle Bud!

  • Steve & Kathy Mills Posted May 27, 2022 8:18 am

    I will always cherish the time I was able to spend with Uncle Bud. I felt so blessed to be able to be there in Omaha to celebrate his 90th birthday! I’m sure many others could testify, you simply couldn’t be around Uncle Bud and not love him. He had a simple, straightforward honesty that was truly refreshing and encouraging and a sweet and calming spirit. He will truly be missed! Kathy and I will be praying for you Dot.

  • Mary and Eric Rea Posted May 27, 2022 8:56 am

    Dottie & Family,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you. May Bud’s memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.

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