EDWARD L. MILLS
Edward Lee Mills, 88, of Quincy, died at 10:01 p.m. Monday (April 17, 2017) in Sunset Home.
Born February 26, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, Edward was the son of Robert and Marion Crouch Mills. He married Loyce Cahall on June 3, 1956 in the Hopewell Baptist Church in Wellsville, Missouri. She survives.
Mr. Mills served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War.
Edward was an active member of First Southern Baptist Church, where he served as church clerk for 40 years, volunteered in the church office and served as a trustee for many years.
Edward enjoyed working with computers, watching and feeding the birds, traveling and most of all loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
Mr. Mills was a 1946 graduate of Southwest High School in St. Louis. He then graduated Hannibal LaGrange College in 1953 and was a 1956 graduate of the Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri, with a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering. He was employed at Gardner Denver Cooper Industries for over 33 years, retiring in 1989 as the Electrical Group Manager.
Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Loyce; two sons, Roger Mills (Lisa) of Geneva, IL and the Rev. William Mills (Sonya) of Sycamore, IL; a daughter, Sue Ann Beers (Clyde) of Hannibal, MO; 9 grandchildren, Jamie Mills (Julie), Megan Tuleja (Mike), Joshua Beers (Brianne), Ethan Mills (Emily), Jacob Mills, Matthew Beers, Isaac Mills, Jeremiah Mills and Elizabeth Mills; 2 great grandchildren, Jemma Mills and Landon Tuleja; and a loving niece and two nephews.
Mr. Mills was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Robert Wayne Mills; one sister, Alice Kopesky and her husband, Norman.
Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Rains and Rev. William Mills officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the United States Navy Honor Guard will take place Friday afternoon at 3:00 in the Wright City Cemetery, Wright City, Missouri.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Friday morning at the funeral home until the time of services.
Memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church.