William R. Mills

William “Bill” R. Mills, 74 of Zanesville, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2022, at Genesis Hospital.


William was born on May 7, 1948 in Louisville, Ky. He is the son of the late Randolph and Golda (Zimmerman) Mills. Bill was a hard worker, dedicating forty-five years of his life to retail store management. He was also a loving son, brother, husband, and father.


William is survived by wife, Clara JoAnne (Fritter) Mills whom he married December 30, 1996; his daughters, Amy J. (James) Wilson of Zanesville, Jenny E. (Hiram) Haines of McConnelsville, and Sarah R. Spence of Zanesville and his brother, Rickie (Kim) Mills of Michigan.


In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his first wife, Nancy L. (Nelson) Mills, who passed away Dec. 10, 1982; his sons, David who passed away in 1995 and Michael who passed away in 2006; his brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Chi Mills.


In keeping with William’s wishes, a caring cremation will take place.


The Farus Funeral Home of Duncan Falls is caring for the Mills’ family.