Freddie Ray Millis, known to all as Fred, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home surrounded by the love of his family, on October 30, 2017, having reached the age of fifty-eight years, six months and seven days. Fred was born in Bogalusa, LA, on April 23, 1959, son of Charles Ray Millis and Bessie Jo Millis nee Sorensen. On October 14, 1989, he was united in marriage to Hope Christine Northcutt and three children came to bless this union.
Fred is survived by his wife, Hope Millis of St. Clair, MO; by his children, Chelsey Pogue and husband, Eric, Mason Millis and Morgan Millis, all of St. Clair; by his grandchildren, Lineah and Sawyer Pogue; by his parents, Bessie Millis Carter nee Sorensen of Varnado, LA and Charles Millis and wife, Judy, of Franklinton, LA; by his parents-in-law, Bud and Frankie Northcutt of St. Clair; by his sisters, Tena Creel of Angie, LA, Charlene Ward of Franklinton and Robin McGee and husband, Darren, of Franklinton, LA; by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Fred was preceded in death by his step-father, B.J. Carter.
Fred was a Christian having been raised in the Baptist faith. Fred had served his country in the United Sates Navy, entering January 21, 1977 and receiving his honorable discharge on July 28, 1978. He was a carpenter by trade and for about ten years was employed by Gratzer Brothers Construction in St. Clair, MO. He was also a member of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local 396 of St. Louis, MO, having worked in the industry for about three years. His most recent job was working as a designer for handicapped ramps and steps for Heartland Independent Living Center in Owensville, MO. He would also oversee the construction. Fred was proud to have received his Associates Degree in Business in 2014. Fred was an outdoorsman at heart and fishing and hunting, especially with his sons, were favorite pastimes. He was truly a family man at heart and was happiest when he was spending time with his wife and children. His grandchildren were his pride and joy.
A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, son, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A celebration of life was held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the home of his parents-in-law in St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to the family. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.