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James R. “Bob” McMillan

Birth Date: October 20, 1928
Death Date: April 26, 2017

Decatur – James R. “Bob” McMillan, 88, of Decatur passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in Decatur.
Bob was born October 20, 1928, in East St. Louis, IL, the son of John A. and Lucy (Shelby) McMillan. A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Bob worked as the circulation director at the Herald & Review retiring in 1984. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Ansar Shrine and American Legion Post #105. Bob married Genny Ozment May 24, 1952 in East St. Louis, IL.
Surviving is his wife, Genny of Decatur; children: Richard (Pam) McMillan of Highpoint, N.C. and Susan (Scott) Doane of Decatur; grandchildren: Andrew S. Brazle (fiancé, Lanie Christiansen) of Palatine, Jonathan R. (Rachel) McMillan of Ft. Myers, FL, Jaime Brazle West of Oreana and Megan (Brian) McMillan Hord of eana, Jackson Hord of Plantation, FL, and Stella Rae McMillan of Ft. Myers, FL; step grandsons: Michael Phillips Doane of San Diego, CA and Blake Pearson Doane of Minneapolis, MN; step granddaughter, Alexia Leah Doane of Savoy; two nieces, one nephew, other relatives and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and great grandson Corbin Lee West.
Services to celebrate Bob’s life will be 11 am, Monday, May 1, 2017, in First Baptist Church, Decatur. Visitation will be one hour before the service in the church. Entombment will be in the Star of Hope Mausoleum at Graceland Cemetery, Decatur. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Baptist Church.
The family of James R. “Bob” McMillan is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be left at

Funeral Service
May 1, 2017
11:00 am
First Baptist Church - Decatur
1320 Arbor Trail Decatur, IL 62526
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May 1, 2017
10:00 am
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First Baptist Church - Decatur
1320 Arbor Trail Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. So sorry to hear that Bob has passed. He was my boss when I worked in the Circulation Dept. at the Herald & Review and I remember him as such a kind and gentle man. Randy Janes

  2. I have nothing but the kindest and lasting memories of Uncle Bob. A loving family man that had the respect of everyone who knew him. I always looked forward to the times when the McMillans and Kofrons would get together. Uncle Bob would treat everyone as a friend and with a big smile. I will be praying for the McMillan family with love.


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