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Robert Lee Mills, 93, Santa Claus

Robert Lee Mills, 93, of Santa Claus, formerly of Rockport, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020, at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand.

Lee was born in Perry County, on August 5, 1927, to the late Robert Eli Mills and Myrtle Ellen (VanWinkle) Mills.

He attended Troy School and left school to help his family while his brothers were serving in the military. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1950 and deployed to Korea. In 1953, he was discharged, having attained the rank of Corporal.

Lee was a member of Lincoln Hills Baptist Church and Rockport American Legion Post 254.

He retired from Alcoa.

In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by his son, Cody Mills; and his siblings, Clifford, Curtis, Chester, Allen, Edna and Leola.

Lee is survived by his wife of 36 years, Marie (Selzer) Mills; his children, Roger Mills of Grandview, Jim Mills of Chrisney, and Anita Magill and her fiancé, Bobby Hagan, of Grandview; his stepchildren, Gary Waninger and his wife, Jan, of Santa Claus, Gail Snyder of Santa Claus and Dan Waninger and his wife, Cheryl, of Dale; his grandchildren, Justin Mills, Whitney Mills, Amy Harris, Jacob Magill, David Magill, Kati Magill, and Karen Krauskopf; several great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

Services are 10 a.m. Friday, October 2, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, with Pastor Walter Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Chrisney.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m., Thursday, October 1, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heart to Heart Hospice or Lincoln Hills Baptist Church.

Friends unable to attend may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com.

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