William Chris Villines, 75 of Providence passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at his residence.
Chris was born in Providence on July 28, 1945 to the W.H. Villines , Jr. and Louise Brown Villines,
He was in the United State Army and served in the Vietnam War.
He worked for Dotiki Mines for over 25 years. Chris was also the mayor of Providence for 17 ½ years.
Chris is preceded in death by his parents W.H. Villines, Jr. and Louise and Curt Wilson, a daughter Christy Grissom in 2015, 2 brothers William Villines and Roy Villines.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years Gwen Villines, step-mother Virginia Villines of Benton, a son Darren Villines (Kriste) of Clay, step-son Tim Guinn of Madisonville, a sister Barbara Blagg (Mitchell) of Benton, 5 grandchildren Chelsea Wade (Ben), Ty Grissom, Drake Villines, Kennedy Villines and Hunter Guinn.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Big Hill Cemetery in Providence with Bro. Gary Brothers and Bro. Dennis Williams
officiating. Military Rites will be conducted at the gravesite. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:00 PM til 8:00 PM at Vanover Funeral Home.
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