SILLS, Tony Louis 47, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2004. The horse and cattle industry has suffered a great loss with his passing. Tony, a local entrepreneur, proprietor of United States Feed and Grain, was born in Plant City. Following in his father Rudy's footsteps, Tony continued to make horse and cow feed at the mill on Cooper Road. Together, Tony and Teri have grown the business, adding many quality lines of specialty horse and cow feed, each line created and mixed from Tony's recipes. Tony loved to mix feed. Tony was always there to help those in need with charitable donations of feed and feed products in our community. Survived by his wife and best friend, Teri Jo, and only son, Chance Louis; sister, Melody and Jimmy Barnes; extended family, Gus and Shirley Barton, Sharon Barton, Billy Newsome, and Brenda and John Truffa; and best friend, Dwight, Denise, Ryan and Danielle Herndon. Tony loved Teri Jo and Chance, family and many friends. Tony, you will always be in our hearts. We love you and will miss you forever. We invite you to join us Monday, December 6, 2004, at United States Feed and Grain, 4401 N. Cooper Road between the hours of 4-8 p.m., to share our memories and say good-bye to a great husband, father and friend to many. b Published in the Tampa Tribune on 12/5/2004
I am not sure why it did not list his mother as a survivor but she is still living. Tony was the son of Rudy and Lois Sills. Lois can be reached through Swan's Feed located on Fort King Highway in Zephyrhills, Florida. Tony died of a massive heart attack at the mill in Plant City, Hillsborough County, Florida.