The Lima News, Lima, Allen County, Ohio
RICHARD E. “HORSE” McMILLEN Sr., 69, died June 19, 2006, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 18, 1937, in Hardin County to Walter and Marie “Alfa” Bowers McMillen, who preceded him in death. He married Vivian Albaugh, who died in 1988.
Mr. McMillen retired in 1999 as a construction worker from Churchill Construction Co. after 25 years. He had also worked at Northwood Asphalt. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 370, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 199 and American Legion Post 96. He had played football for Forest and Kenton and trained horses at Steiner’s Farm. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include a son, Richard E. McMillen Jr. of Lima; a daughter, Debora (Gay) Neace of Buckland; a sister, Etta Mae Gross of Wapakoneta; and his friend, Mary Sanders of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles McMillen.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Shawnee Chapel. The Rev. Howard Allison will officiate. Burial will be in Grant Cemetery, Grant, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-laman fh.com.