Russell C. Mills, 71, of St. Clair, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 11, 2019 surrounded by his family. He retired from MAHLE. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where he previously served as treasurer. Russell was a member of St. Clair Ruritan and Hawkins County Cattleman Association. He enjoyed farming, his grandchildren, his church, and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jo Ann Mills; father, Clyde Mills; step-granddaughter, Lorie Reed; and sister, Scarlett Eldridge.
He is survived by his mother, Bonnie Mills; wife, Donna Mills; son, Russell “Rusty” C. Mills Jr. (Annette); daughter, Kelley Mills Davis; grandchildren, Madison, Noah, and Eli Davis; step-grandson, Jason Light (Heather); two sisters, Janice Jones and Sheila Mountain (Eddie); several nieces, nephews, special cousins, and a host of friends.
The family will receive friends 4 – 7 p.m., Sunday, December 15. Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Dannie Bell officiating. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, December 16 at Mills Family Cemetery in Hancock County.
Arrangements by Christian-Sells Funeral Home