William Ray Mills Jr.

January 5, 1941September 5, 2018

William Ray Mills Jr., age 77, of Monroe, went home to be with the Lord on September 5, 2018. He was born in West Virginia on January 5, 1941, son of the late William and Pauline Wright Mills. He is survived by his daughters, April Diehl, Dana Wade; his son, Channing Mills; brother, Kenneth Mills; his grandchildren, Devin, Allie, Madison, Lindsey and Kayden. Ray served our country in the US Marine Corps, loved to travel and was very proud of his grandchildren. He will always be remembered by his greeting "Whatcha know Joe?". Ray was always generous and never met a stranger. A service to celebrate Ray's life will be held 2:00pm Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Life Giving Christian Center, 2338 Concord Hwy., Monroe, NC 28110. Memorial contributions may be given to McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is honored to serve the Mills family.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 22, 2018

William Ray Mills Jr.

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Cali Sumner

September 24, 2018

You’ll be greatly missed Mr. Ray! Heaven gained a wonderful angel..hugs & prayers for the family. Love, the Sumner Family

Darren Homesley

September 21, 2018

Ray(Sugar Ray) as I like to call him always showed his care and concern to me and my family for that I’m forever grateful. I enjoyed talking and watching sports with Ray. He and I shared the same love of sports. I appreciate his service in the military and will truly miss him !!