MILLSAP, Michael Hoyt "Mike" passed away peacefully on August 17, 2021 at the age of 73 surrounded by family. Born on November 22, 1947, Mike was the son of the late Marjorie Woodbery Millsap and Ralph P. Millsap. He is survived by his beloved sister Alice Carlton (Dennis). Mike's youngest sister, Patricia Cook (John), predeceased him. Mike was married to his high school sweetheart, Theresa Ann Edwards, for 53 years. They had two wonderful children, Elizabeth Millsap (Libby) Mixon of Atlanta, GA (fiancé Steve D. Morris) and Michael H. (Mickey) Millsap, Jr. (wife Rebecca K. Millsap) of Birmingham, AL, and four grandchildren Emma, Julia and Jack Mixon, and Maya Millsap. In October, Mike was looking forward to welcoming four new grandchildren, Elijah, Bella, Noah, and Micah Morris. Mike was a native of Tampa, attending Mitchell, Wilson, and Plant High School. Mike also attended Andrew College and the University of Tampa. He was active in sports and was an all-star baseball pitcher in his youth and avid golfer throughout his life. Mike worked at Hav-a-Tampa Cigar Company, retiring as Vice President. He was a 51-year member of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla, past President of the Parkland Estates Civic Association, and member of Palma Ceia United Methodist Church. He also loved serving as the head of the Palma Ceia Swim Team. After retiring, he enjoyed playing golf at Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club and Burlingame Country Club in Sapphire, NC. Notably, between 1991 and 2002, Mike made six holes-in-one. A devoted sports fan, he was a charter ticket holder of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mike attended his first Masters Tournament in 1965, and didn't miss a single one from 1970 until just a few years ago due to declining health. Mike had a kind and generous spirt, cherished his family and many friends, and left a legacy of love and devotion. He will be dearly missed and always remembered. A memorial service will be held at the Blount and Curry Funeral Home on MacDill Ave., Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11:30 am, with a reception to follow. It will also be live streamed on YouTube, https://youtu.be/C-LDwgxizNo
. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Tampa General Hospital in honor of the doctors and nurses who cared so well for him over the last few years. (TGH Foundation PO Box 1289 Tampa, FL 33601. www.tgh.org/make-gift
Published by Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 22, 2021.