Waynesville – William Henry "Hank" Millar, 57, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022.
Hank was born and raised in Haywood County and called Western NC his home his entire life. He was the son of the late William Ember "Bill" Millar and Marjorie Cogdill Leatherwood Millar.
Hank fought a valiant and courageous battle against cancer. It was inspiring to see him, although in an adverse situation, handle it with amazing dignity and good spirit. He was a kind and gentle soul. He did not sweat the small stuff and found joy in everyday life. He was fiercely loyal and dedicated to those he loved. Many lives will forever be impacted by Hank’s influence.
He was many things in his life, but Hank was best known as the Pro-Piddler. He was highly intelligent and always learning new things and sharing his talents, skills and wisdom with others. He was a teacher to many and was willing to lend a hand to anyone. Hank was a farmer and master mechanic who could repair any motorcycle, car or truck, no matter the make or model, any tractor or heavy piece of equipment. He was a problem solver and a deep thinker. He enjoyed racing four-wheelers, riding dirt bikes and horses, fly fishing, golfing, snow skiing and camping. Hank was employed for many years in the automotive industry and was a Nissan Master Tech. He worked at Boyd Mountain Tree Farm for the past 20 years.
Hank is survived by his girlfriend, Angela Connaughton; four brothers, Troy Leatherwood, and his wife, Angie, their daughter and son-in-law, Erin and Zach Thorne, John Leatherwood, and his son Jake Leatherwood, Scott Millar and his wife, Mary, and Jim Millar, and his family; one sister, Kathy Hodge, and her husband, Jim, and their family; and his special friends, David Boyd and Amy Spivey, and their families, especially Brice and Henry who adored their Uncle Hank. He leaves behind many special friends that he loved dearly and who will remember him always.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the barn at Appalachian Farm Weddings & Events in Waynesville. Come prepared to share your stories and memories of Hank while celebrating the special friend he was and brother to many.
Hank’s family would like to thank his many friends who were always there for him with their love and support.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.
The care of Hank has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.