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Marvel Tim Mills December 24, 1943 - April 17, 2024

Date of Funeral

April 27, 2024

Marvel “Tim” Mills, of Ozark, Missouri, passed away in Cox South Hospital, Wednesday, April 17, at the age of 80. He was born in Stone County Missouri on December 24, 1943.  Tim was the son of James Madison Mills and Mary Elizabeth (Hedrick) Mills, who preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by two sisters. Tim is survived by four brothers, Jim Mills and wife Betty, Densil Mills and wife Lori, Kevin Mills and wife Kimberly, Muriel Mills and wife Sharon; brother-in-law Jack Sloderbeck,Sr and wife Carolyn; Mike Sloderbeck and wife Melody; sister Jessica “Jaye” Mayfield and husband Kerry. Tim is also survived by nine grandchildren Austin Mills, Kristine Mills, Erica Mills, Alex Demers, Matthew Demers, Bailey Buck, Brooks Buck, Bowen Buck and Bentley Buck. Other survivors include Bob and Kathy Buck and Lesli and Terry Burks, other caring friends and relatives.

Tim grew up on a farm in Reeds Spring, Missouri, attended school and graduated in 1961. After he graduated high school, he had a son, named Marvin Mills. Tim was employed at the Ford Manufacturing plant in Kansas City. While serving in the United States Army he was united in marriage to his wife, Marcia Sloderbeck. After moving back to Ozark, they had a daughter Jennifer Mills, and Tim went into the concrete business with his brother. He later retired after many successful decades in business. After Marcia passed away, Tim met Barbara Bilyeu and they later married, they lived off the square in Ozark together for an extended time.

Throughout his life, Tim always loved family and friends more than anything, especially his siblings, kids and grandchildren. He enjoyed talking about his family. He loved his silver cans, boats, cars and trucks, taking trips to the lake and cooking his meatloaf or his jalapeno shrimp. Tim also enjoyed going to the casino and playing slot machines and sports. Most importantly though he loved mowing his yard every week. One of the things Tim was best known for was calling and singing happy birthday every year, trying to find a way to make you laugh, or going out of his way to help if needed.

Celebration of Life Memorial Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 P.M. Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.


  1. REPLY
    Robert Kinder says

    Mills family
    Celebrating the life of a wonderful man and mourning his passing.
    Wishing you peace during this difficult time. · Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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