Gene Mills

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Orville Eugene “Gene” Mills, 81, of Jenkins, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019, at his home.

He was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Shell Knob, the son of Orville John and Mildred Pearl (Holt) Mills. On April 23, 1996, he was united in marriage to Eula Mae Dotson, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Kelly Mills and his wife Tina of Aurora; one daughter, Angela Burmylo of Cassville; a daughter-in-law, Donna Mills of Cassville; three sisters, Patsy Stockton of Aurora, JoAnn Houston of Billings, and Carole Whisman of Cassville; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Rocky Mills.

He was a 1955 graduate of Cassville High School. His entire life was spent in Barry County, where he farmed and worked as a highway equipment operator. He was a member of Fairview Country Church in Shell Knob.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Rick Cooper will conduct the services. Burial will be at Clio Cemetery in Jenkins.

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