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Robert “Sparky” Mills, age 74, of S. Weymouth passed away on May 1, 2021. Son of the late John and Marjorie (Muller) Mills of S. Weymouth. Sparky is survived by his wife of 49 years, Leeanne (Hamilton) Mills of S. Weymouth. His elder brother Scott Mills and his wife Jennifer of CA. Sister Jean Doten of MO. Younger brother Doug Mills and his significant other Diane Partridge of S. Weymouth.
Proud uncle of Tim Mills, like the son he never had, and wife Catherine, “Cat” and their two sons, Tim & James of S. Weymouth. He also leaves his niece Amanda “Mindy” Washer of CO. and many other special nieces, nephews and good friends. Sparky was raised and educated in Weymouth graduating from Weymouth High in 1965. He served in the Vietnam War as an Army Combat Engineer for two years after high school, including during the Tet Offensive.
Sparky married Leeanne, his beloved wife, in 1972 and after a few years in California, returned to S. Weymouth where they have lived together ever since. For over 20 years, he worked as a carpenter for GTE. Sparky worked alongside his brother Doug, at Mills Brother’s Tree Service, and also for many years as a heavy equipment operator for JF Cook & Sons. Sparky was an exceptional master craftsman who always produced flawless results.
Sparky enjoyed collecting antique cars, car parts and Coca-Cola memorabilia. Among other things, Sparky’s passion was nature. He enjoyed feeding the ducks that visited him in his backyard and even the wild chipmunks would eat out of his hand. Perhaps his greatest attribute was his quiet strength and how he treasured the ones he loved.
Funeral arrangements for Sparky are in the care of C. C. Shepherd Funeral Home located in S. Weymouth and will be private. He will be buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, S. Weymouth. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Sparky to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at www.LBDA.org.
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