Donald E Milam

Donald E Milam


Donald Eugene Milam was born October 6, 1947 in Columbus, Ohio. He married his wife Rita Laverne Davis in Hot Springs, Arkansas on September 16, 1967. They had two children, a daughter Dawn Elaine and a son Jared Everett. He died on February 9, 2020 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma at home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Rita, his daughter Dawn and her husband Keith Parker of McKinney, Texas, and their son Jared and his wife Audrey Kellogg Milam of Portland, Oregon , and bonus daughter Katie Redfern and her husband Jonathan of McKinney, Texas. They are also survived by five grandchildren, Emma , Zoe, and Mackenzie of McKinney, Texas, and Everett and Adelynn of Portland, Oregon, four sisters, Cynthia Small of Bossier City, Louisiana, Kathy Howard of Splendora, Texas, Joan Lambert and her husband Donnie of Amity, Arkansas and Tina Imholt of Splendora, Texas, also nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents Mel Milam and Frances Logan Milam. Services will be held February 23 at 3 PM at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 462753 E 1023 Road, Sallisaw, on Highway 64.Arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Service, Sallisaw


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  1. We had the privilege of getting to know done through his family. There are no real words to explain how we felt about this person. He was one of the kindest strongest willed individuals we have ever known. He loved his family his friends. And everyone around him deeply. He will be so deeply missed and loved by everyone that came in contact with him. We cannot wait till the day he is raised in the resurrection and we will be able to talk with him face to face because of being such a wonderful individual. Our love and our prayers go out to each of his family members and the ones that loved him.

  2. My sincerest condolences to both family and friends. Death is such an enemy and I pray to Jehovah for your strength and comfort during these difficult times. Looking forward to the time we can welcome Brother Milam into our promised Paradise on Earth during his resurrection.

  3. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the loving support of friends and Jehovah’s beautiful promises. Sending our love to you all!Derek, Stacie, Aubree and Morgan

  4. My sincere condolences to the Milam and Parker family. May Jehovah wrap his loving arms around your family during this difficult time. Love Nickyma and Shaun

  5. Although i did not get to meet him in person, i can just imagine what he was like. I know Jehovah will take care of his family until we see him again.Im sure his daughter Dawn has his qualities and he taught her well.I cant wait. My prayers are with you all

  6. We want to offer our sincerest condolences to the family. We had not had the privilege of meeting Brother Milam, but feel like we knew him through Dawn and his family in the McKinney central congregation. Just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. We are so saddened by the loss of Don. He was such a kind & humorous Brother. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family & friends. We look forward to the time when we can welcome all our loved ones back.

  8. I have known Don and Rita and family for around 40 years. Don was one of the most kind hearted and loving people I’ve ever known. Always thinking of others even during this horrible sickness. Never once heard him complain. But he knew that soon he would wake and be able to walk and enjoy life to the full in the paradise earth that Jehovah promises us! We all look forward to that day ! But my heart still hurts for his family who will miss him the most til then!

  9. Getting to know Don and Rita changed my life. Rita finished my studies and Don went over the questions to be sure I was ready for baptism. The Sallisaw congregation was the start of my dedicated family of Jehovah’s worshippers. I will never forget how the Milam’s took me in, helping me build and strengthen my personal relationship with Jehovah. May His comfort ease your pain, His love help you remember Don in his years of service and loving kindness to his family, and may His promises give you joy in knowing you will see each other again; this time in the paradise intended for God’s people. My love to all who are touched by Don’s passing. Your Spiritual Sister, Sylvia

  10. We both worked with Don at what is now SLPT. He was a great guy and enjoyed working with him. So sorry for your losd.

  11. Me and my parents jon ross and pam ross and my brother chris ross and my sister Amanda ross all went to Sallisaw congregation and knew the Milam family well… such an amazing man don was! We all love him and his family so much all our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time… may Jehovah keep his arms and love surrounded around the family!

  12. Our deepest condolences to your family. Despite not having meet Bro. Milam. I see the love and big personalities in Dawn and the girls. We pray that Jehovah continues to supply you all with his Holy Spirit In order to navigate through this rough time. Our family awaits to time we can help you all welcome him back. With deep brotherly love…. Fabre family

  13. My family and I knew Don and Rita for 50 years. When they first moved to Sallisaw, we immediately adopted them and they us. Don was the brother I never had. And Rita, my loving sister. They were so much fun, so lovable and helped all they knew. Don called his sweet wife, Rita, Skeeter. So we did, too, along with many others. We are literally grieved at his passing; he was family. I have lovely memories of life with Don and Rita and children. For now, we will be lost without Don and his wonderful perky, friendly personality! He was so faithful in loving our Creator and serving him loyally and faithfully. I send my heartfelt sympathies and love to the whole family and those who loved Don so much. But we are promised that we will see him again and enjoy his wonderful company. I so look forward to it. I am sending my deep love and condolences to all of you. May God bless you. I love you all.

  14. The best brother I could ever hope for. I loved him dearly. I. Know that he touched the lives of many. I will always hold our great memories and adventures close to my heart. I was fortunate enough to have a great sister and nieces and nephew and their fAmilies because of him. Love you all.

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