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William Leroy Mills, Sr
July 23, 1941 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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On Thursday, August 24th, 2023 our precious Daddy, William Leroy Mills Sr. was called home to be with the Lord. He was born July 23, 1941 to the late William Douglas and Alka Mae (Fletcher) Mills. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pricie Belle (Fitch) Mills, five brothers, Arnold Burgess Mills, Pearlie Dee Mills, Billy Joe Mills, Matthew Mills and Mark Mills, three sisters, Thelma Marie Mills, Maxzine Elizabeth Sasoworth, and Delphia Jean Easter. He was also preceded in death by four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is survived by his six children, William Leroy, Jr (Phyllis) Mills of Inez, KY, Kathie Ann (Mike) Pack of Lodi, OH, Oma Sue Lowe of Chapmanville, WV, Pricie Lynn (James) Kazee of Beauty, KY, Arnold Douglas (Linda) Mills of Inez, KY, Sharon Kay (Ray, Jr.) Staton of Pilgrim, KY, and a very special niece, Julie Renae Fitch of Grove City, OH whom he loved as a daughter. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two brothers, Eddy Dean Mills and Ralph Douglas Mills, both of Inez, KY, five sisters, Stella Hammond of Inez, KY, Ella Josephine James of Elkhorn City, KY, Betty Rush, Nancy Elkins, and Pricie Waltz, all of Ohio.
Daddy was a former carpenter and a retired coal miner from Wolf Creek Collieries Coal Mines. Daddy worked hard to provide for his family. He loved hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. He had a love of music and the gift of playing any instrument he picked up. Him and Momma would often play music and sing. He truly loved his family. His grandchildren and great grandchildren were his pride and joy. Daddy will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 12 PM at the Big Elk Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the Mills Fitch Family Cemetery. Friends may visit the church on Saturday and Sunday evening beginning at 6 PM. Church services will begin at 7 PM each night. Arrangements are under the direction of Crum Funeral Home of Inez, KY.