The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 10, 2013

Larry Mills


DANVILLE — Larry Mills, 58, of Danville, passed away on July 5, 2013, in Urbana.

He was born on Jan. 17, 1955, in Elgin, the son of Robert C. and Betty (Sholes) Mills.

Surviving him are his father, Robert; brother, Steve Mills of Lombard; sister, Cathy Yant of Westmont; nieces, Samantha Piper of Aurora and Jamie (Scott) Burpo of Tennessee; nephews, Levi (Kirsten) Yant of Boston, Mass., Jim (Kim) Mills of Tennessee and Jason (Natalie) Mills of Tennessee; special friends, Jan Keeler, Sue Woods, Lynda Morgan and Frank Young, all from Danville; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother; and first wife, Ann Mills.

Larry loved books and was a member of two book clubs. He had a passion for movies and the theater, traveling yearly to Stratford, Ontario, for a Shakespeare festival. He loved to cook, very much enjoyed long leisurely meals with friends and to share a glass of wine with good friends. He will be missed by all of them.

Larry enjoyed a long legal career, both as a prosecuting attorney in the Vermilion County State’s Attorney’s Office and more recently opening his own private law practice. Larry was jokingly known as a “walking law encyclopedia” and was always happy to answer questions from both prosecutors and defense attorneys. Larry was a member of the David Palmer Civic Center Board and was currently serving on the Vermilion County Board.

A celebration of Larry’s life will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. A visitation will be 1-4 p.m. prior to the service. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials can be made in Larry’s name to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Please join Larry’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him through his Tribute Wall at

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