James P. “Pat” Mills, 78, of Davis, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Born August 1, 1943, in Shawnee, IL, the son of Floyd and Bernice (Barr) Mills. Pat married Delores Dach on July20, 1974, in Rockford. He worked for Rockwell until the company closed and then opened up his own shop where he refurbished farm equipment, horse trailers and tractors. Pat and his wife bought land where Pat would build their home from the ground up. He was always remodeling and updating the house. Pat enjoyed horseback riding but more of all spending his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survived by his wife, Delores; daughter, Loretta (Rodney) Lott of Mt. Carroll; son, Otto Mills of Davis; grandchildren, Shawna Lott, Justin Mills, and Jesse Miller; great-grandchildren, Renly Mills and Dominic Miller; siblings, Roger (Hser) Mills, Mike (Cretta) Mills, Vicki Piotter, and Regina Olson; numerous nephews, nieces and cousins; and his dog companion, Tootsie. Predeceased by his parents; first wife and mother of his children, Brenda Babb; son, James L. Mills; and siblings, Bob Mills, Rita, Rose, and Monica. The family would like to thank OSF Hospice for their loving care.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com .
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Published by Legacy on Jan. 28, 2022.
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