The Reverend Bill Milam, 79, of Springdale, AR died Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at home. He was born July 24, 1933 in Barling, AR to the late Henry and Jessie Milam. He was a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served for 47 years in the ministry in Michigan, Texas, and several churches in Arkansas within the Concord Clear Creek Associations. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and retired from the 188th Tactical Air Guard.
He is survived by his wife, June Milam, of the home; two daughters, Kim Hamilton and husband David of Olathe, KS, and Ditzi Dee Cameron of Springdale; a son, Billy Milam of Omaha, NE; three sisters, Vida Lee Frazier of Enid, OK, Lahoma Edwards of Greenwood, and Jane Robinson of Cedarville; nine grandchildren, Danya Johnson, Devon Cameron Nubbie, Deanna Gore, Amy Milam, Erin Brown, Rachel Milam, Ross Milam, Justin Hamilton, and Andrea Hamilton; and twelve great-grandchildren, Cameron Johnson, Cassie Johnson, Katie Gore, Chase Gore, Chandler Gore, Ava Nubbie, Marley Dittman, Harper Dittman, Dylan Dittman, Taylor Smalley, Danae Smalley, and Ellarie Hamilton.
Funeral service will be at 10:00 am Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Kibler Baptist Church Activities Building, Kibler, AR. Burial with military honors will be held privately under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.
Pallbearers will be Jason Johnson, Cameron Johnson, Justin Hamilton, Brad Nubbie, Brandon Gore, and Leo McKee.
The family will visit with friends on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Edwards Van Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren, AR.
Memorial contributions may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762 (www.nwacircleoflife.com
), or Baptist Vista Encampment, c/o Clear Creek Associational Office, P.O. Box 166, Ozark, AR 72949.