Charles Mills Jr. (9-7-16)

Charles Mills Jr., of Crump, was born on March 28, 1938, in Oneida, Arkansas, the son of the late Charles Henry and Ethel Paralee Tyner Mills. On May 10, 1959, he was united in marriage to Elaine Purvis, who survives.
Charles was a member of Como Baptist Church in Como, Illinois. He retired after 38 years from Goodyear Tire and Rubber where he worked as a warehouse supervisor in Rock Falls, Illinois and Freeport, Illinois. In his spare time, he loved woodworking, going to flea markets, fishing, camping, wrestling and old cars. Charles never met a stranger and loved to help people.
Charles Mills Jr. departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the age of 78 years, 5 months, 10 days.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Purvis Mills of Crump; two daughters, Janice Mills Simpson and her husband Tenry of Crump and Jeanine Mills Gillihan and her husband Duane of Savannah; eight grandchildren, Randall Mills, Dustin Holcomb, Matthew Simpson, Audra Simpson, Jessica Shaw, Brandon Gillihan, Heidi Bennett and Jessica Martinez; and 15 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles A. Mills and William Mills; sister, Mary Virginia Mills; grandson, Tyler John Shaw; and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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