Services for James “Jim/Booger” Milam will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, in the Chapel of Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore with Rev. G.A. Stanfield and Rev. Earl W. “Buddy” Duggins officiating. Interment will follow in the Kilgore Memorial Gardens. Mr. Milam completed his earthly journey, after 23 years of living with Parkinson’s Disease, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in his home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 until 7.

Jim was born on December 15, 1937, to James and Josephine Milam, in Kilgore. He was a 1956 graduate of Sabine High School. He faithfully and dutifully served in the United States Marine Corps. In 1973 he received his Bachelors of Science in Technical Education from Texas A&M University. Booger enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling and playing golf. His family, especially his grandchildren, was the source of his strength and spending time with them was when he was happiest.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 39 years, Wanda Milam of Gilmer; children, Linda Milam of Gladewater, Matt Milam of Gilmer, Sandra Dubois and her husband Clarence of Kilgore, Carla Riggs of Kilgore; grandchildren, Jason Milam, Adina Dubois Burnett, Rachel Dubois Brown, Alex Dubois, Jacob Swanson, Zachary Riggs; great-grandchildren, Jonas, Natalia, Elias, Ezra, Zoe, Kole, Thomas; a sister, Barbara Milam; nieces and nephews, Robert Bagwell, Mark Bagwell, Felecia Allen, Wendy Murphy. Also, left to carry on his legacy are numerous great- nieces and nephews, friends and other loving family members.

Preceding him in death are his parents, sisters Jo Ann Milam Cheshire and Betty Milam Darby, daughter Josephine Elizabeth Milam and son Alan Swanson.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to Hospice of East Texas, Dr. George Plotkin and his office staff for their loving and compassionate care for Jim during the final days of his earthly journey.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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