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Herbert Junior Sayles

January 20, 1954 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 67)


Herbert Junior Sayles of Eaton Rapids,

Passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on November 5, 2021, at the age of 67. Herb was born in Lansing, MI, January 20, 1954, the son of Herbert and Martha Sayles. He loved growing vegetables in his garden and shared his hard work with many of our local residences. He also enjoyed shooting pool on leagues, playing the guitar, watching sports and NASCAR and hunting and fishing with friends.

Herb is survived by the mother of his child, Sally Barnhart of Hanover Horton; daughter, Tia Sayles of Eaton Rapids; step-father, William Palmer of Eaton Rapids; several nieces and nephews; grand cat, Destiny. He is preceded in death by his parents, Martha and Herbert; sisters, Deborah Carpenter, Sharon Tooker; brother, Richard Garrison.

No services are planned at this time. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. To leave online condolences for the family, please visit our website,

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