Richard Randolph Mills, Sr.

Richard Randolph Mills, Sr., 85, of North Chesterfield, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at his home in Bon Air. 

Richard was born June 25, 1934, to Peter DuPre Mills and Mary Taylor Jones Mills. He was hired at Virginia Commonwealth University in the biology department in 1972 and taught human physiology, invertebrate zoology, entomology and more. He was a great model train enthusiast, highly involved in genealogy and loved to travel. 

Richard was preceded in death by his son, Richard R. Mills Jr.; and his brother, Peter D. Mills. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Virginia “Ginny” Curtis Mills; one brother, Philip M. Mills; two sons, Scott D. Mills and Mason W. Mills (Shawn); daughter-in-law, Lola Mills; and sister-in-law, Merry Mills. 

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Bliley’s-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd., Richmond. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, September 8, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 102 Louisa Ave, Mineral. Interment to follow in the Mineral Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Donations can be given in Richard’s name to The Friends of the James River Park, www.jamesriverpark.org.

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