MILLS, R. M. (1939 - 2019)
Mr. R. M. Mills, 80, of Barbourville, passed away Thursday afternoon, March 28, 2019 at the Barbourville ARH Hospital. He was the son of the late Anderson and Nicie Bargo Mills born on March 22, 1939 in Knox County.
R. M. was a former coal miner and a member of the Swan Pond Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening and hunting.
He united in marriage with Lois Jackson and to this union a daughter was born. Later on December 17, 1960, he united in marriage with Bonnie Hensley and to this union four children were born.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Ollie Mills, Vanessa Smith and Elizabeth Doolin; three brothers, Clarence Mills, Jimmy Mills and J. T. Burnett and two grandchildren, Ray Steven Mills and Ashley Nicole Mills.
Survivors include his loving wife, Bonnie Mills of Barbourville; five children, Donna Kay Johnson and husband, Doug, of Bryants Store, Rufus Delane Mills Sr. and wife, Mary, and Diana Scalf all of Barbourville, David Mills and wife, Sharon, of Swan Pond and Franklin Ray Mills and fiancé, Jamie Rose, of Barbourville; a brother, A. J. Mills of London; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; among other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Thursday, April 4 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Michael DeLand and Rev. Gene Hubbs officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Phipps Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be grandsons.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday between 6 and 9 P.M. and Thursday prior to the funeral hour.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.