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James R. Mills Jr.

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Date published: 8/20/2014

James R. Mills Jr.

James Richard Mills Jr., 66, of Roanoke, formerly of Fredericksburg, died on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at home.

Mr. Mills was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired painter. Mr. Mills was an avid guitar player and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed watching both Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Dale Jr. race.

Mr. Mills was preceded in death by his parents, James Richard Mills Sr. and Frances Kinsey; a sister, Sue Ann Taylor; and a brother, Jimmy Mills.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Mary Mills; six daughters, Ella Mills, Melanie Mills, Richelle Mills, Tobie Richmond and her husband, Mike Smith, Misty Watson Jett and Kellie Sue Mills; one son, Richard James Cameron; 13 grandchildren; sister Joan Farmer; brother Charles Tate; nephew Scott Farmer; and his beloved dogs, Chewy, Baby and Bella.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. Services will be private.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.