Mr. Rufus D. Mills Sr., 61, of Barbourville, passed away Sunday morning, May 14, 2023 at his home.  He was the son of the late Rufus Marsh Mills Sr. and Bonnie Hensley Mills born on December 7, 1961 at Stinking Creek.

Rufus was a mechanic and attended the Swan Pond Baptist Church.  He enjoyed fishing, mechancing, doing carpentry work, tending to his flowers and garden and especially spending time with family.

On September 14, 1983, he united in marriage with Mary Sue Frederick.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ray Steven Mills.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Sue Mills of Barbourville; beloved children, Rufus Mills Jr. and wife, Rebecca, of Gray and Phillip Daniel Mills and wife, Casey, of Artemus; a sister, Diana Scalf of Barbourville; brothers, David Mills and wife, Sharon, of Barbourville, Frank Mills and significant other, Jamie Rose; treasured grandchildren, Zander Trey and Zane Dawson Mills and Landon Smith; among other loved ones and dear friends.

His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Friday, May 19 at 2 P.M. with Rev. Michael DeLand officiating.  He will be laid to rest in the Phipps Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Kristofer Scalf, Joshua Mills, Adam Mills, Joe Mills, Delane Mills, Phillip Mills, Charles Hensley and Raymond Mills.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday after 12 Noon until the funeral hour.

Expressions of sympathy may go to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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