Gary Mills

Posted 5/24/21

GEORGETOWN — Gary Mills, 77, of Chrisman, passed away at noon, Saturday, May 22, 2021, at his home. 

A celebration of life service is 11 a.m., Thursday, May 27, at Vermilion Grove …

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Gary Mills

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GEORGETOWN — Gary Mills, 77, of Chrisman, passed away at noon, Saturday, May 22, 2021, at his home. 

A celebration of life service is 11 a.m., Thursday, May 27, at Vermilion Grove Friends Church, 3760 N 1500 E Rd, Ridge Farm, with Pastor Joe White officiating. Burial is in Vermilion Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Georgetown.

Mr. Mills was born Feb. 3, 1944, in Danville, the son of Allen and Kathline Ruth Morgan Mills.  He married Susan Anderson June 15, 1968.  She survives and will miss him dearly.

He will also be missed by his children, Lon M. Mills of Noblesville, Ind., Gary Andrew Mills of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and Karin S. (Rodney) Eslinger of Homer; his grandchildren, Katelyn ‘Scarlett’ Eslinger, Christian Franklin Morgan Mills Tolbert, Alexis Nicole Mills Tolbert and many extended special grandchildren; his siblings, James Lee (Linda) Mills, Donald Joe (Debbie) Mills, Dennis Ray (Susan) Mills and Steven Kent (Gail) Mills; and special friends, Joe and Donna Tolbert, as well as numerous friends, fellow bus drivers and students. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Mills graduated from SIU-Carbondale where he fell in love at first sight with his future wife, Susan. He was known as the original owner of a 1974 Volkswagen called “The Thing.” He spent 43 plus years teaching and driving a bus for Georgetown School District. During his life he also enjoyed running detasselling groups for 25 years and running Mills Green House for 24 years.

He spent every Sunday at Shelbyville Beach swimming with his family. He loved to take his wife ballroom dancing, and his favorite time was Christmas which he loved decorating for.  He also enjoyed gardening and spending time in the woods with family. He will be missed by the many lives he touched and especially by those who loved him.

Memorial donations may be made to Vermilion Grove Friends or Chrisman Public Library. 

Online condolences at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.