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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Jeffrey Owen Mills

1961 - 2021

Granville

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Jeffrey Owen Mills, age 59, of Granville, Ohio, passed away on April 13, 2021 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Jeffrey was born August 9, 1961 to the late Douglas and Elizabeth (Anthony) Mills in Memphis, TN. He proudly served in the US Navy and worked at the United States Postal Service at City Gate. Jeffrey loved and was completely devoted to his family. He enjoyed being the life of the party, making people laugh, never had a loss for words and always had a joke. Jeffrey loved Sprint Car Racing and his nickname was Sprint17. Jeffrey is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Jill Mills; children, Kaiti (Alan) Varney, Karsen Mills; grandchildren, Jack, Ava, Charlotte, and Kolten; sister, Debbie (Jason) Gibbons; nephew, Cody Gibbons. At this time there will be no services held per the families request.  Online condolences available at www.pfeiferfuneral.com.

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Michael Barnett

April 23, 2021 12:02 AM

Words escape me. I was on vacation out of state and been waiting on Jeff to come back to work. Jeff's knowledge, skills and abilities in electronics were far reaching and very advanced. Jeff taught me the secrets to one of the most complicated machines the post office has today. Because Jeff was a nerd, he easily explained it to me in technical terms so I could understand what was going on. Jeff was much admired for his troubleshooting skills art work. When a supervisor would call him on the radio, he would whine about it like we all do but he would return back in a few minutes kwith the machine working again. Jeff was called to fix automated robots all the time along with high speed automated machines. He could do it all. Because Jeff was a mechanic at heart and a speed racer freak with his Sprint car #17j, Jeff could easily fix anything mechanical or electrical. Jeff loved telling me about the circle track and I kept promising to go see him. I was bound and determined to go this year with last years shutdown of everything, nothing much got done. I was going to go this year regardless even if I had to call off of work to watch him. I missed my chance. In typical Jeff fashion I bought a vehicle for a speed freak, I guess I am a racer at heart also. I regret not being able to give jeff a ride in my car. Jeffs humor at work where the stress and BS is so thick it was like a breath of fresh air every time Jeff spoke about his unbelievable stories about being in the Navy or some other outlandish event. The stress at work never bothered Jeff because he has already seen stress, real stress. The one time at work I saw Jeff upset, I told him what a supervisor had told me and Jeff immediately went and straightened that out fast. Navy guys are comical in a way I never knew until I served my Army tour, then I got to meet a few of them funny squids. Navy guys look at life kinda like through a periscope and see only whats important and disregard the rest. The part that they pay attention to is their love of family of which I recognize many of the names on his facebook because Jeff would never shut up about them while we chanted at work. Jeff was always talking about his family, Jill's cooking and his beloved sprint car. If Jeff could of taken his Sprint car with him, I know he would of. My Navy Brother, I will miss you and so will the countless zipcodes you served along with the countless lives you defended and helped while serving Honorably in the US Navy. My breaks at work will be tougher now knowing that you wont be showing up at the last minute. God Speed, fair winds and following seas. Thanks for serving the public Jeff, America's best always leaves the party early. Until we meet again brother.

Betty Salyer

April 21, 2021 1:04 PM

Jill,
I’m so sorry honey . I did not have the priviledge of meeting him but it sounds like he was a wonderful person. I will be praying for your comfort and peace in your sweet memories. Bless your heart .
Love, Betty Salyer

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janie fabian

April 20, 2021 2:56 PM

I'll miss you, Jeff until I see you again...You loved your family and lived life with gusto.  I'm glad you're again living the good life.  You leave many smiles behind.  In honor of your big sense of humor, I have a bathing beauty(ies) pic to share.  I think you would have liked it.  This sure was a fun trip. Especially the eating contests you and Carlos got into together. 
Tears and laughter....love you, Jeff

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