Troy Lee McMillian
BLOUNTSTOWN - Troy Lee McMillian, Jr., 81, of Blountstown, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Troy, known as“Doodlum” to many, was born in Liberty County on Oct. 17, 1935, to the late Troy Lee McMillian, Sr. and Vinnie Phillips McMillian. A U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he retired from the St. Joe Paper Company. His passion in life was all sports, raising cattle, horses, and attending cow sales. He loved to ride and rope. He was a member of the Bristol Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include one son, Troy Lee McMillian III (Lisa), of Altha; two daughters, Tamara “Tami” McMillian Cassani (Henry Miller) of Frink and Sharon “Sherry” Byrd (Bill) of Columbia, MS; the love of his life, Juacinta Copeland of Bristol; two sisters, Vicki Montford (Harold) of Blountstown; Frankie Mercer (Edwin) of Bristol; four grandchildren Will Byrd (Janet), Russell McMillian (Julie), Megan McMillian (Justin), and Madeline McMillian; five great-grandchildren, Alexandria Byrd, Stephen Byrd, Brooke McMillian, Hayleigh McMillian and Elizabeth Byrd; and a host of nieces and nephews.
To the love of my life, Juacinta, “If I should go tomorrow, it would never be goodbye, for I have left my heart with you, so don’t you ever cry. The love that’s deep within me, shall reach you from the stars, you’ll feel it from the heavens and it will heal the scars.”
Services were held Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1 p.m. ET at Bristol Assembly of God Church with Rev. Art Wood officiating. Interment followed in Lake Mystic Cemetery. Troy had requested for everyone to wear western or casual clothing.
Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown was in charge of the arrangements.