Jack Edward Millwood, Jr. (Eddie)
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GAFFNEY-- Jack Edward "Eddie" Millwood, Jr., formerly of 115 Greenbriar Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Gaffney Medical Center.
Born July 13, 1952, he was the son of the late Jack E. Millwood and the late Betty Broome Millwood. Eddie was also loved and cared for by his step-mother, the late Frances Bland Millwood. Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Julie Bland of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sister, Holly Bland Sarratt of Columbia, S.C.; nephews Turner Bland and Robert Bland; niece Della Jane Bland; a friend and caregiver Susan Gary; special friends Dr. Frank Barnhill and Judge Jack Allison.
Eddie was a 1971 graduate of Gaffney High School and always their #1 fan! For years, he attended every pep rally and home game cheering for his beloved Indians. Eddie loved music and was a gifted piano player. He was a member of Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church where he used his musical talents playing the piano and singing in various choirs through the years. He also worked for many years at the Little Moo Dairy Barn serving up ice cream, food and milkshakes to his many Gaffney friends. In his youth, Eddie participated in a number of Special Olympics competitions winning medals in the swimming events. He also enjoyed working on latch hook projects, creating many pictures for his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 13, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Clyde Thomas and Rev. Stuart A. Kersey officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cherokee County Disabilities & Special Needs Board, P.O. Box 340, Gaffney, SC 29342 or
, 901 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302.
The family will be at the residence, 115 Greenbriar Drive, Gaffney.
An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com.
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC
Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory - Gaffney
1047 Chesnee Highway P.O. Box 850 Gaffney, SC 29341
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2013