Robert Randolph Mills

December 17, 1925 ‒ February 09, 2008

Lawrence County, Illinois

Robert Randolph “Pat” Mills, 82, of Galion, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008 at Community Health Care Nursing and Rehabilitation in Marion after a six week illness.

Born Dec. 17, 1925 in Lawrence County, Ill., he was the son of the late Alexander and Birdie Brown Mills. He was preceded in death on Mar. 4, 2003 by his wife, Betty J. Whitmer Christman Mills, whom he married on Aug. 23, 1965.

He was an avid golfer and a member of the New Winchester Golf Course and Galion Moose Lodge 303. He was a former member of Polk Township AMVETS Post 1979 and Galion Eagles Aerie 630. He was an accomplished bowler and enjoyed woodworking and sharing the fruits of his talent with family and friends. He worked as a roughneck in the oil field service throughout the Midwest for many years working for various companies until he moved to Galion where he worked for the City of Galion Street Department, retiring in 1988.

Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law; Daniel and Paulette Christman, of Marion, Charles and Karyn Christman and Bill and Mary Christman, all of Galion; one daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Ray Vanzant of Delaware; nine grandchildren; Bobby Christman, Shannin Christman, David Christman, Dina Christman, Billie Jo Bayles, Joseph Christman, Nicole Christman, Dustyn Vanzant and Amanda Vanzant; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Beatrice Miller of Lawrenceville, Ill. and Mary Mason of West Salem, Ill. and his special friend, Joy Madden of Galion.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Lee Christman and two grandsons, Randy Christman and Shawn Cochran.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 with Pastor Monty Trammel officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008 at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter, 740 Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085.