Johnnie Murreald Millsap Obit

Hopkins Co. Tx

Submitted by Brandon Darrow

Johnnie Murreald Millsap (Sulphur Springs News Telegram, June 18, 2002)


            Funeral services for Johnnie Murreald Millsap, age 78, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in West Oaks Funeral Chapel with Reverend Fred Lewis and Rev. Robert Burns officiating.  Interment will be in the Greenview Cemetery.

            Visitation will be from 6-9 PM Tuesday at West Oaks Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers will be David Anthony, Ken Chapel, Harrell Hettich, Gary Jennings, Larry Nelson, Jim Potts, Zach Potts and Eddie Price.

            Honorary pallbearers; Buel Berry, Tom Howell, Jr., Larry Millsap, Mike Newman, Kevin Anderson, Edward A. Price and Charles Sellers.

            Mrs. Millsap died at his residence at 10:00 AM Monday, following an illness of several months.

            He was born in the Paint Rock Community of Hopkins County, on July 12, 1923, the son of John H. and Katie Davidson Millsap.

            He was a twenty year employee of Ford Motor Company, Dallas.  He moved to Hopkins County in 1974 where he operated a dairy for twenty two years.  He was still involved in the ranching business at the time of his death.

            He attended Sulphur Springs High School.  He was a member of Eastern Hill Baptist Church, Garland, and a member of the East Grand IOOF Lodge, Dallas, and also a member of the UAW Local Chapter in Dallas.

            He married Frankie Lavon Potts in Dallas, Texas, on February 18, 1949.  She survives.

            Other survivors include:  two sons, Hopkins County Judge Cletis Millsap and Dereald Millsap, both of Sulphur Springs; three daughters, Kathie Millsap, Barbara Potts and husband Tim of Sulphur Springs, and Sherry Millsap of Rowlett, Texas; one brother, Jereald Millsap of Brashear, Texas; six sisters, Christine Hettich of Garland, Texas, Maxine Harris of Heath, Texas, Juanita Robinson of Georgetown, Texas, Maurace Fletcher of Greenville, Texas, Arleeta Allison of Fort Worth, Texas and Dorothy Clippinger of Yuma, Arizona; and two grandsons, Jace & Halston Potts.

            He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila Kay Millsap on February 9, 2001.

            Memorials may be made to the Greenview Cemetery Association.

            Arrangements are by West Oaks Funeral Home.