Robert Eugene McMillan died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at his residence in Dellwood he was 81. Gene was born in Sneads, on Oct. 17, 1932 to Lawrence McMillan and Trudy McKinnie McMillan. Gene joined the U.S. Army
in 1949 at the age of 17. He became a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division serving four years. After discharge from the Army he worked for the Corp of Engineers until his retirement in 1994. After his retirement from COE he was self-employed as a contractor for a number of years. Gene attended the First Baptist Church of Bascom.
Proceeded in death by his parents and sisters, Lillian Page and Audrey Fulton.
Survived by his wife of 32 years, Earline McMillan; his sons, Jackie McMillan and wife Sandra and Timothy McMillan and wife Brooke of Sanford, N.C.; his brother Glenn (Mickey) McMillan and wife Joanne of Lexington, N.C.; his sister, Helen Brooks and husband Ed of Durham, N.C.; step-children, Greg Roberts and wife Traci, Lynn Price of Marianna, and Connie Tyus and husband Steve of Sneads; 20 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; a special niece Kim Morris and husband Troy of Vass, N.C., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel with the Rev. Greg Roberts officiating. Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014 at James & Sikes Maddox Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be made online at James & Sikes Funeral Homes Maddox Chapel.