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Gilbert Lee Mills

Gilbert Lee Mills, age 85, residing in Corinth Texas, passed peacefully on April 13, 2023. Born April 9, 1938, to James D. Mills and Olive I. Gilbert, he grew up in Havana with his six siblings. He married his wife, Linda Ann Mills the July 17, 1968. Gilbert was a Godly man, loving husband, father, and grandfather. He has seven children, twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, daughter Jackie Mills of Champaign and her children Stephen and Melissa, his son Jeff (Kitty) Mills of Ukiah, CA, daughter Tina Mills of Willits, CA and her children Christopher, Kevin, Cassaundra, and Kiley, daughter Tammy (Jack) Andrews of Tilton, their children Tanya and Trista, Theresa (Greg) Ream, of The Colony, TX and her son Derek, his daughter Julie (Barre) Wagner of Mansfield and her children Shelby, Brette, and Kenyon. Gilbert is also survived by his sister Cindy Case of Lewiston and brother Kenny Mills of Havana. He is preceded in death by his parents, son John James Mills, his siblings Jenny Mills Mohr, Jim (Bub) Mills, Dale Mills, and Larry Mills, and two great granddaughters. He has seven beautiful children, twelve grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. Gilbert made many friends working construction, and at Caterpillar Logistics Warehouse, from which he retired June 2003. He was the kind of person that once you met him, he was unforgettable. Whether you remember him from the quirky jokes he told or the proud way he would talk about his family. He served in the Airforce and was a member of the American Legion. In his spare time, he loved to participate in bowling and was in many leagues. He liked to watch Western shows, play bingo, go fishing, and he loved horse racing. Gilbert was an avid Bears and Cubs fan, you could find him home on game days in his favorite chair rooting on his favorite team! His wife Linda said he was a great roller skater and that is where their love story began 55 years ago. Donation of your choosing can be made in Gilbert’s name to:PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 or The American Diabetes Association: PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday April 19 at 2:00 p.m., at First Denton Baptist Church 1100 Malone St Denton, TX 76201 and Friday May 19 from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at the VFW, 415 W Adams St, Havana, IL 62644

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