James Mills

May 9, 1938December 3, 2018

James Wayne Mills age 80 of Tazewell, TN, formerly of Frederick MD. James was born May 9, 1938 and passed away peacefully at home with his family on December 3, 2018. James grew up on a dairy farm in Lime Kiln, MD. He attended Frederick High School, where he was a member of the men's varsity basketball team. He also built racecars for drag racing. James went to the University of Maryland, where he had a passion for learning. He started and grew his businesses from the ground up, specifically his very successful excavation company in Frederick, MD. James "Jim" was also a loving family man to his wife and three children. Known to his friends and family as a hard working, generous and very kind hearted man, Jim would give you the shirt off his back. James is preceded in death by his parents Ross Sr. and Hazel Mills, brother Ross Jr. Mills, nephew Ross Mills III. He is survived by his children Lucas Mills, Amanda Mills-Simmons, and James Mills Jr. Grandchildren Zoe Mills, Samuel Mills, Harley Truman-Argueta, Jersey Rose Simmons, Brad Mills, Sarah Summers and great granddaughter Sophia Argueta-Hernandez. Siblings Paul Mills, and Barbara Mills-Snurr. Loving mother to his children Linda Mills. As well as many nieces and nephews. Burial will be in The Mills Family Cemetery at Hopewell Community.


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