John W. Mills age 84, 620 North Commerce Street Portland passed away Saturday morning at his residence. He was born in Portland July 5, 1929 the son of William and Bertha (Steed) Mills. He was married in 1955 to Eileen Nichols who survives. He served with the U.S. Army during WW II. He was a member of American Legion Post #211 in Portland, V.F.W. in Fort Recovery and Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Association. He had worked at Sheller-Globe for thirty years, Caretaker for Bess Baird, Baird-Freeman Funeral Home, Heniser Motor Sales, Coby-Brookbank Chevrolet and Kunkle Chevrolet.
Surviving are his wife Eileen, Five sons Terry Mills (wife Carol) of Indianapolis, Richard Mills (wife Patty) of Marengo, Ohio, Barry Mills of Portland, Wade Mills (wife Kim) of Portland and Steve Mills (wife Julie) of Portland, One daughter Mrs. Doug (Connie) Osborne of Mt. Gilead, Sixteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandkids and four great great grandchildren
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with military graveside by American Legion Post #211 to follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the Jay County Humane Society.