87 year old Claude Albert Mills of Alexandria died Tuesday at NHC Health Care in Smithville. Born in Dandridge, TN, he was the son of the late Rev. William Mitchell Mills and Nora Holt Mills and was preceded in death by 3 brothers. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific were he was awarded the Purple Heart. Mills was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Lebanon and a retired Inspector with the U.S. Dept. of Defense. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lee Capps Mills of Alexandria; daughter, Rebecca Ann McBride and husband, Russell of Lancaster, Ohio; son, David Lee Mills and wife, Janet of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Zachary McBride of Lancaster, Ohio, Laurel (Gary) Foreman of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Alisha (Michael) Wilhide of Troy, North Carolina, Judith (Bubba) Oliver and Samuel (Alyse) Mills all of Watertown, and Hannah and Micah Mills both of Paposa Springs, Colorado; great grandchildren, Kailee Forman, Claudia, Jesse and Cohen Wilhide, Dakota Dotson, Dailey and MacKenzie Oliver, Tristen Mills, Scarlett and Savannah Mills; niece, Carolyn (Delano) Griffee of Ashville, North Carolina. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Gary Wilson officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday and prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be at Jones Hill Cemetery with military honors. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.