William D. Mills of Flatwoods passed away September 23,2021. He was born May 18, 1931 to William and Mary Foster Mills. He was the last surviving member of 8 children. Surviving is his wife Helen who he married March 14, 1953. He had worked for Pittsburgh Coal and several gas companies before becoming self employed as a water well driller and an excavator. Anyone with problems came to Bill. He could fix anything and if repair parts couldn’t be found, he made them on his lathe. He built a sawmill from junk parts and enjoyed taking it to area shows for many years. He was Life Member of Flatwoods Fire Department, a member of National Pike Horse and Steam Association, and the Fort Allen Antique Farm Equipment Association.
Along with his wife he is survived by the following children, Bill (Nancy), Roger, Wayne (Kathy), Tim (Patty), Gail Youger (Chris), and Steve. Grandchildren, Jackie, Sam, Brandon, Craig, Caleb, and Nathan. Six great grandchildren. Sister-in-law Louise Shearer, brother-in-law John Shearer (Kathy). Bill and Helen were foster parents to many children through the years including Dave Jacobs who still resides at home.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-8 pm at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515. Additional visitation will be held Monday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations from 9-10 AM at which time family and friends will proceed to Bowman-Flatwoods Cemetery for graveside service with Ed Harper officiating.
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