Homer Inman McMillan, 89, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.


He was born Sept. 18, 1930, in Enigma, Georgia, to Pearly and Lucile McMillan.


“Mr. Homer” had four brothers, four sisters, and one cousin who was raised as a sister. He attended elementary school and graduated high school in Enigma, and studied agriculture at Arkansas State University and the University of Georgia.


Homer joined the U. S. Air Force July 21, 1947, and married Erma Louise McMillan on April 22, 1951, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Staff Sergeant McMillan was stationed as a communications cryptographer in Oklahoma, Washington, Japan, and Korea, where he was a veteran of the Korean War.


He was a store manager for the Kroger Company in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before joining Econo-Flo Flour and moving his family to Carrabelle in the spring of 1964.


He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Carrabelle, where he served as a longtime bus director for children’s ministry, chair of the missions committee, and deacon. He worked alongside his son as a church planter and was ordained as a minister at Faith Baptist Church in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. A lifelong joy for him was planting and harvesting his garden. He was truly a kind man that loved God, family and friends.


Homer was preceded in death by his father and mother, his stepmother Mary Hammond McMillan, and seven siblings.


He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Louise, and their five children: Beverly (Mark); Dale (Vance) of Carrabelle, Shirley, of Grain Valley, Missouri; Diane (David) Cypress, of Texas, and Homer II “Mac” (Dee), of Carrabelle; and one sister, Ruby Jean Gates (Floyd), of Melbourne. He had 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.


His loving family will miss him dearly but celebrate as he is with his Lord and Savior. Graveside services were at Evergreen Cemetery, in Carrabelle, Sunday afternoon, April 26. Family Funeral Home of Crawfordville is handling arrangements.