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Johnnie Sills

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Johnnie R. Sills, age 93, of Shelby Township, formerly of Paducah, Kentucky, passed away on March 22, 2014, in his home, with his family by his side.

He was born on July 15, 1920, in Paducah, Kentucky, to the late Thomas and Josephine Sills. He married Flora Ruth Risner on April 24, 1943, in Uvalde, Texas.

Johnnie was a World War II veteran, who served in Coulier, France. He did collision work, and ended his career as an independent insurance adjuster. He was a former member and served on the mission board committee at the Griswold Street Baptist Church, Port Huron. He was a huge Kentucky Wildcats fan. He golfed a hole in one, on Father's Day 2010 at the Marysville Golf Course, Marysville, Michigan. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great poppa.

He is survived by his wife, Flora (Ruth) of Shelby Township; daughter, Tasmia Kay (William) Forsyth of Clinton Township; daughter, Aleta (Calvin) Brooks of Macomb Township; daughter, Deborah (Michael) Bem of Clinton Township; son, Burt (Marilyn) Sills of Clinton Township,; daughter, Jane (Henry) Lyon of Gilbertsville, Kentucky; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Private family services have taken place.

Memorial tributes can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association.

View obituary and share memories at www.jowettfuneraldirectors.com.

Cremation arrangements by Jowett Funeral Home, 57737 Gratiot, New Haven.

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