Jessie Ross Millard of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Waldron, Arkansas surrounded by his devoted family. Jessie was born June 14, 1939 to William B. Millard and Faye (Hale) Millard. Jessie was 77 years old. A man who placed God alone ahead of his family, And would've freely traded his life to preserve any one of the their's.
While serving a term in the U.S. Navy, he married his wife Carol 58 years ago and never looked back, only forward. He spent the most part of his life sharing the gospel in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, leading countless souls to Christ. With Gods help, he pastored and built churches in Gans Oklahoma and most recently in Harvey Arkansas where he retired after 18 years of pastor ship there.
Jessie had a wealth of knowledge and captivated audiences everywhere with real life stories of his experiences and in his last years had many recurring dreams of Heaven and it's splendor. His last wish: for all his family to meet him there in the rapture.
Jessie leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife Carol of the home, six children: Donna Barnes and husband Greg of Gans, Oklahoma, David Millard and wife Gretta of Waldron, Arkansas, Dane Millard and wife Thelma of Waldron, Arkansas, Deane Jones and husband Kenny of Huntsville, Alabama and Danette Montgomery and husband Jeff of Plainview, Arkansas, Chris Millard and wife Clarissa of Auburn, Nebraska. Grandpa will forever remain in the hearts of his 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Jessie is also survived by 2 sisters: Billie Faye Waganer of Waldron, Arkansas and Ida Hawthorne of Mansfield, Arkansas. Jessie will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ and loved ones near and dear to him.
Jessie was preceded in death by his parents, William and Faye Millard, one grandson, Kyle Scamardo and two sisters, Evalena Phillips and Jonnie Dunson.
Jessie's life celebration will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Waldron, Arkansas with Rev. Monroe Lowrimore officiating. Interment will follow in the Egypt Cemetery near Waldron, Arkansas. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Jessie's pallbearers will be his grandsons, Vincent Barnes, Josh Millard, Brandon Millard, Michael Millard, Ethan Millard, Heath Millard, Brent Montgomery, and Jarrod Montgomery.
Jessie's visitation will be Monday, May 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.