|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1932|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 2010|
C.W. McMillion,78, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2010. Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 9, at First Baptist Church, Stratford, with Glenn White, long time family friend officiating. Burial will be in Stratford Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Directors.
C.W. McMillion was born February 14, 1932 in Bennington, Oklahoma to Calvin and Opal McMillion. On July 1, 1950 he married his best friend, Betty Jameson in Dumas. In 1951 he worked for McDonalds Water Development Company of Amarillo drilling some of the first water wells in the city of Amarillo. In 1960 he went in business with his father-in-law, Hubert Jameson, drilling water wells in the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles. He moved his family to Stratford in 1963.
In 1969 C.W. went to work with the Texas Department of Highways and Transportation, retiring after 25 years of service. He was very dedicated to the safety of others. He worked 56 hours straight in a blizzard in 1983. Upon retiring, he and Betty purchased a travel trailer and loved to spend vacations at Red River. C.W. never seemed to meet a stranger. He always had something to say and a joke to tell. He crafted spinners out of pop cans and gave them to many campers along the way. He loved wood working and his grandchildren loved the rocking horses, doll beds, and rocking chairs that he and Betty crafted. C.W. and Betty celebrated their 60th anniversary on July 1, 2010.
He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin McMillion; his mother, Opal Pamplin and step-father, Roscoe Pamplin.
Survivors include; his wife, Betty of the home; son, Gary McMillion and wife, Sandi of Tacoma, WA; daughters, Cerita Walker and husband, Eddie of Kenton, Okla, Kathy Sadler and husband , Dennis of Cheyenne, Okla and Mellonee York and husband, Ted of Stratford; brother, Jackie Pamplin of Ben Wheeler; sister, Marie Dyer of Duncan, Okla; grandchildren, Shauna Chalfant, Chris Sadler, Jennifer Richardson, Kimberlee Shields, Marka Atha, Aleacia McMillion, Brady McMillion, Wesley York, Clinton Walker, Katie Reyna, Julie York and Emily York; 15 Great-Grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.
The family wishes to express their thanks and gratitude to all of the staff of Coldwater Manor of Stratford, Accolade Home Care of Dumas and Memorial Hospice of Dumas for their care and concern for C.W. during his illness.
The family suggests memorials to Coldwater Manor, PO Box 1189, Stratford, TX 79084 and Memorial Hospice, 224 E. 2nd, Dumas, TX 79029
Calvin McMillion (1912 - 1993)
Opal Pamplin (1915 - 1996)
C W McMillion (1932 - 2010)
Brenda Carol McMillion (1945 - ____)**
Created by: Bob Fleming
Record added: May 02, 2006
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