James Edward ‘Jim’ Milam, 65, created lifelong memories while fishing with family

James Edward ‘Jim’ Milam

BURGAW — James Edward “Jim” Milam, 65, peacefully passed from his earthly life Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at New Hanover Regional Hospital, Wilmington, following a brief illness.

He was born March 30, 1956, in Los Angeles County, California, the son of Johnny Owings Milam and Joyce Mae Bloemers Milam. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Jana McKinney, and her husband, Dennis.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Pamela “Susie” Tokoly Milam; sons, James Edward “Jamie” Milam Jr., and his wife, Stefanie, and Michael Anthony Milam, and his wife, Christina; grandchildren, Lauren “Lexi” Milam, Brayden Milam and Noah Milam; brothers, Johnny Owings Milam Jr., and his wife, Brenda, Jay Stuart Milam, and his wife, Teresa, Joel Boyd Milam, and his wife, Terry, Jerry Blakely Milam and Jason William Milam, and his wife, Crystal; and many extended family and friends.

Jim loved his family more than anything in this world. He took pride in being a loving husband, a great father and a wonderful Pop to his three precious grandchildren. He could often be seen feeding the fish in his pond or out fishing with his grandkids. He never met a stranger or missed his morning breakfast. If you needed a mint, he had a pocket full. He was full of jokes, old stories and witty comebacks. His legacy and kindness will live on through his sons and the memories of him will last forever.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 29, at 6075 Stag Park Road, Burgaw. Mrs. Judy Jeremias and Pastor Sherry Coombs will conduct the service. Casual attire for everyone is requested. Following the graveside service, the family will receive friends at the home of Jim and Susie Milam in Burgaw.

To Jim’s many friends and family: Susie, Jamie and Michael would like to thank you for every kindness shown…prayers, visits, cards, flowers and genuine expressions of concern. We thank God, our heavenly Father, for the gift of family and friends. We pray His eternal blessings to all.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to Westview United Methodist Church, 5610 NC Hwy 53 W, Burgaw, NC 28425.

Share online condolences with the family at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home.

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