John William Mills

October 8, 1935June 13, 2021

John William "Bill" Mills passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 8, 1935.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie of 59 years, and son, John D. Mills (Kimberly Ann Chaps) of Fort Myers, FL. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Emily Mills; niece, Suzanne (Tom) Eades and their children, Emma Grace and Charlotte; brother-in-law, Dawson C. (Georgianna) McDaniel and children, George (Christina) and Anna (Allison); nephew, Alan Daniels; nieces, Kimberlee (Dutch) Schulze and son, Grant (Brianna); Brenda (Anthony) Montella and sons Glades and Griffin and daughters, Victoria and Gianna; Cindy (Travis) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Joy M. Mills; parents, Richard and Lula Mills; brother, Charles R. Mills; mother and father-in law, Dawson and Etta McDaniel; sister and brother-in-law, Bobbie Jo and Franky Daniels.

Bill attended public school in Birmingham. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Business Administration. He began his career working for Crawford & Co. in Miami. He came to Fort Myers after Hurricane Donna and worked for Allstate Insurance as a Claims Supervisor and was later transferred to Tampa. Fireman Funds hired him as Claims Manager for the State of Florida. After working in the Tampa Bay area for a number of years, State Farm offered him a position to return and work for them in Fort Myers. Goldberg, Goldstein, Buckley, PA hired him as a para-legal, a position he held for 22 years. He was appointed to the Lee County School Board and served from 1972–1982.

He leaves many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends that will miss him. A private family service has been planned.


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Doris Tompkins

June 17, 2021

He was a special friend and I miss them.