Delmar Ray Mills Sr. (1947 - 2016)

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Delmar Ray Mills Sr., 69, of Mulberry Grove, entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 in his home with his wife, Beth Ann Mills, by his side.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at First Christian Church, 1100 Killamey Drive, Greenville. A private graveside service will be held for the family at a later date. Memorials: Bond County Hospice or Bond County Humane Society.
Delmar Ray Mills was born in Vandalia to Otis Mills and his wife, Evelyn M. "Small" Mills, on Nov. 7, 1947.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1968-70 and served in the Vietnam conflict. Over the years, he had worked on the family farm and at Crane Packing, Mills Neoga Sale Barn and Vandalia Asphalt. On the family farm, he raised dogs and horses with his wife. Delmar enjoyed anything to do with coon hunting. He really enjoyed being out in the hayfields on his tractor. Being around his kids and grandkids was one of his greatest loves. Delmar was a member of the VFW in Vandalia and First Christian Church in Greenville.
Delmar is survived by his wife of 27 years, Beth Ann Mills. They shared four children: Greg Mills and his wife Courtney, Holly Fowler and her husband Charles, Delmar Mills Jr. and his wife Elizabeth, and Terry Beesley and his wife Cassie. He also had seven grandchildren: Britney Gathe and her husband Lucas, Blake Mills and his fiancée Alex Henna, Kaitlyn Mills, Makayla Blackwell, Tucker and Jonah Beesley, and Chloe Mills; a great-granddaughter, Raelyn Gathe; and a sister, May Pearl Stover.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and siblings Joe H. Mills and Mary Forehand.
Published in The Leader-Union from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5, 2016
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