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Dr. George Van Millett III

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Dr. George Van Millett III Obituary
February 18, 1948 - February 20, 2016
Dr. George Van Millett, III, born February 18, 1948 in Ft Knox, Kentucky, passed away on February 20, 2016, at the age of 68 after a long illness . He was preceded in death by his parents Col. George V. Millett, Jr. and Ethel "Sally" Blaine Millett who both served in the US Army during WWII. Van is survived by his loving wife, Ann; sister Nancy Zelenack of Escondido, California; brother William Millett of Clinton, Maryland; son Ryan Millett of Mason Neck, Virginia; daughter Shay Castilla of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Special thanks to his step-children, Elizabeth Sciba, Carson Petry, Rebecca Shamblin, and especially Sarah Gonzalez for always being there for him.

Following high school in Topeka, Kansas, Dr. Millett attended Washburn University and graduated with majors in History and Art. He joined the US Air Force and
served with honor as a pilot during the Vietnam War flying KC-135 fighter jet refueling planes. After an Honorable discharge from the Air Force, he attended Louisiana State University to study dentistry graduating from LSU in 1983 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He then joined the US Army and furthered his dental training in Periodontics serving in the Army Dental Corps. After retiring as a Lt. Col. from the Army in 1996, he started his private practice as a Periodontist in San Antonio and later, in his spare time, also did contract dentistry for the National Guard.

Always striving to help his patients, Dr Millett possessed a passion for sharing his knowledge of dentistry and health. Being well respected in the community and receiving numerous accolades, his caring nature always touched those he met with his unique sense of humor, humility, integrity and strong work ethic.

After selling his dental practice and becoming semi-retired in 2012, Dr Millett was able to have more time to enjoy life traveling with his wonderful wife, Ann, and continue his hobby of reading about health and history and reminiscing about his favorite old car, a Toyota Supra.

Sincere thanks to the dedicated Nurses and Doctors at SAMMC for all the care and comfort given to him during his difficult journey over the last several years.

Graveside services with full Military Honors will be held at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dr. George V. Millett, III, to:

Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation https://www.giftoflife.org/public/contribonline.aspx
Published in Express-News on Mar. 2, 2016
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