OBITUARY

John Pickens Milam

August 31, 1937January 11, 2021

John Pickens Milam, 83, of Athens, Texas passed away peacefully on January 11, 2021. He was born on August 31, 1937 in Canton, Texas to Byron Onyx Milam and Lillie Rebecca Cox Milam. He was the youngest of six children. John grew up in Canton, Rowlett, and Dallas, Texas.

Before John bought and sold real estate, he worked for many years at General Motors, where he retired. John enjoyed farming, playing the guitar, and telling stories; and boy could he tell some stories. When he was not "Myrtle'n around," a phrase used by his mother in reference to her sister, Myrtle, John loved spending time with his family. John was devoted to his soulmate, Neni Hyepock. He has left an empty place in the hearts of all that knew and loved him.

John is preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Lillie Milam; his beloved wife, Wanda Sue Hammer Milam; son, Ricky Glen Milam; brothers, Garth Milam, Norris Milam, Muncie Milam and Dean Milam; and sister, Ilene Adnet. John is survived by his soulmate, Neni Hyepock; son, Larry Dean Milam, Sr. and wife, Cindy; grandchildren, Brandi Jones and husband, Jason, Larry Dean Milam, Jr., Ricky Glen Milam, Jr., and Crystal McAllister and husband, Roy; great-grandchildren; Daniel Jones and wife Michaela, Jaxon Jones, Luke Jones, Ricky Glen Milam III "Trae" Milam, Kimberly McAllister and Roy McAllister; Step-children, Karen and Donnie Roger, Jason Jones, Justin and Kelly Trammell; six step-grandchildren; favorite sister-in-law, Jane Milam; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A private graveside service will be held at Haven of Memories Cemetery in Canton, Texas under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home; Donnie Rogers officiating.

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John with his dad and siblings

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John and Sammie

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Young Johnny

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Muncie, Norris, Dean, and John

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John and his momma

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John with his dad and siblings

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John and Sammie

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Young Johnny

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Muncie, Norris, Dean, and John

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John and his momma