James Edwin Mills, Jr., age 65, of Kingston, but formerly of Meridian, Mississippi, raised in Robbins, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at Roane Medical Center. He was born July 10, 1957, in Meridian, Mississippi, and retired from the United States Navy, later reenlisting in the United States Air Force where he served his county proudly. While serving in the military he worked with some boy scout troops who got very sick and was brought to his base, receiving commendation for his service. James was a member of Beech Park Baptist Church in Oliver Springs. He enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, and Karaoke dancing. He never met a stranger and was a great friend to all. Preceded in death by his father, James Mills, Sr.; and brother, William Lamarr Mills.
Loving Wife of 41 years Sherry Elizabeth Baughman Mills of Kingston
Precious Mother & step-father Mary Elizabeth Ivy & Mike of Kathleen, GA
Children James E. Mills, III of Vancleave, MS
Lamarr William Mills & wife, Ginger of Bayou La Batre, AL
Randy Lee Mills of Vancleave, MS
10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren
Sisters Deidra and Jennifer of GA
Sister-in-law Pam Whittem of Littlerock, AK
Special Friend Joan Perona of Kingston, who was like a sister for over 40 years
and was deeply loved.
The family will hold a celebration of life at a later date which will be announced once the information becomes available. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Fraker Funeral Home, 1445 Kingston Highway, Kingston, TN 37763, or by calling the office at (865) 717-7727. Online register book can be signed at www.frakerfuneralhome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of arrangements.
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