James Milsap - (1929-2015)
The family of James Millsap, age 85, of Purmela, is sad to report that he passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015, due to pneumonia.
Funeral services will be held at: Scott's Funeral Home Chapel, 2425 E. Main, Gatesville. (Phone: (254) 865-5411)
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Visitation: Wed, Jan 28 from 6-8pm
Funeral: Thurs, Jan 29th at 2pm
Burial will follow at the Murphree Cemetery in Evant with military honors.
Mr. Millsap was born on June 28, 1929 in Adamsville, TX. He was the son of the late Albert and Ola Carroll Millsap. He married Bertie Townsend in 1951, and then later that year he entered the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean War in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1953. They resided in Hewitt and Woodway.
Mr. Milsap owned and operated Millsap Pest Control and Storage in Hewitt before his retirement. He was a big supporter of Midway athletics and Midway F.F.A. while his girls were in school. He served on the Woodway City Council for many years as a Councilman and was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Woodway. He was on the Structural Pest Control Board of Texas and served as President of the Central Texas Pest Control Board for a number of years. He was also a Ham Radio operator.
The passions of his life were the love for his wife of 64 years and his children. He was a big gardener and loved giving vegetables to friends and family. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved going to the Pearl Bluegrass Jam in Pearl, TX and recording their stage show.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorials be made to the Pearl Community Center, 2082 FM 1690, Gatesville, TX 76528.
(You can also submit Memorials online using the "Tax Deductible Donation link" at the top of the Pearl Merchandise page.)