1942 - 2020


HAMLET — Dave Millson, Lieutenant Colonel, Unites States Army Reserve, Retired, was born in Hamlet, North Carolina on September 14, 1942 to Charles Edwin "Ned" and Inez Millson. He graduated from Hamlet High School in 1960. Dave married Mary Joyce (Nee: Singletary) Millson in 1962. The first of his family to attend college, he graduated in 1964 from East Carolina University with a Bachelor's of Science in Vocal Music Education.

After a short stint as a high school vocal teacher in Florida, he worked as a Conductor/Trainman for the Seaboard Coastline, and later, the CSX Railroad where he retired in 2000. He is a 28 year Veteran of the United States Army Reserve attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Dave joined the Hamlet Masonic Lodge #532 and proudly served as a coach for 50 years. He was also Member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for more than 24 years and Oasis Shriners of Charlotte. Upon retirement, Dave joined the Pinehurst Golf Capital Chorus singing in several barbershop quartets. He served the Barbershop Harmony Society holding roles from District Secretary of the Carolinas District, Vice President and President. For many years, as a Christian, he directed the music at Calvary Baptist Church where he was a charter member.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Mary Joyce, his three sons, Randy and Lucinda, spouse, of Newnan, GA, Chris and Sherry, spouse, of Porter, TX, Charles Eric, of Hamlet, NC, grandsons, Oren, Charlie, and Antonio and granddaughter, Stephany.

Funeral Services will be held at Watson-King Funeral Home, 100 Cheraw Rd, Hamlet, NC 28345 at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 22, 2020. Graveside service will follow at Richmond County Memorial Park Cemetery, 1717 East Broad Ave, Rockingham, NC 28379 with military honors.

The family will receive friends prior to the service 12:30-2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

The family ask that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave's honor to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 US-1N, Rockingham, NC 28379 or to The Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St, Oxford, NC 2756.

Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is serving the Millson family.

Published by Richmond County Daily Journal from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2020.
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Brother Dave, I will miss you. You were an inspiration to me as a fellow barbershopper and as a brother mason.
Dave Laughery
February 24, 2020
Tommy and I send our love and warm thoughts to all of David's family at this time of great loss.
Tom & Lynn Curtis
February 22, 2020
So many memories of our fun together as playmates. So sorry to hear this sad news. He will be missed.
Bill Bowen
February 22, 2020
Deepest sympathy and prayers!!
Brenna Bendell Husel
February 21, 2020
It is with sadness that we mark the passing of Charles David (Dave) Millson, the 4th President of the Carolinas District and who, just this January, completed his term as Immediate Past President. Dave was instrumental in his secretary role during the founding of the Carolinas District and contributed as an Associate Director, and quartet man to his home chapter and the Golf Capital Chorus. Although Dave will be missed, we are consoled that he will now be Forever in Harmony.
Paul Martin, Carolinas District President
February 21, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
James Fannin
February 21, 2020
A dear Masonic brother & barbershop tenor colleague. Dave was an example of all that is good in life. A true Patriot who will be missed.
Vern Pike
February 21, 2020
Heartfelt condolences
Robert Magera
February 21, 2020
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