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John Robert Millirons, age 62, of Lamar, MO died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

John was born September 7, 1950 at Strong City, KS, to Joseph William Millirons and Thelma Mae (Watchous) Millirons.  He graduated El Dorado Springs High School in 1968. On November 8, 1975 he married Teresa Lynn Wallace at Nevada, MO and together they raised their daughter Kimberly Sue.

Before retirement, John worked as a Supervisor for MODOT in Lamar, MO.  He was a Member of Olive Branch Baptist Church at Milo, MO and most recently attended First Baptist Church in Lamar, MO.  He was a member of the Elks Lodge #2800, the Eagles, was a Shriner, and enjoyed riding his Harley.

John leaves behind his wife Teresa of the home; his mother, Thelma Wright of Lamar, MO; a brother, Tom Millirons of Milo, MO; two step-brothers, Darryl and Gregg Wright, both of Nevada, MO; a step-sister Gail Juane of TX; and two granddaughters, Morgan and Kaitlynn King.

Preceding him in death were his father "Joe" Millirons; a daughter, Kimberly Sue King and a grandson, Gavin King, who both died March 26, 2005.

A celebration of life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Robb Hodson officiating.

Contributions are suggested to American Heart Association in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Comments  

#14 United StatesNancy Hutson 2013-06-05 10:24
It was such a delight to get to visit with John when he came into Cycle Connection and shared with us his love for his Harley! The trip to Biloxi was great fun for me because John brought such a sense of humor to the trip and a ton of fun! He will be greatly missed, but rest assured in the amazing legacy he left behind that it will live on forever.
Scott and my thoughts and prayers for you Terry and your family.
#13 El Dorado Springs, MissouriJudy McGuirk 2013-06-04 06:42
So much sorrow and heart ache John's loss must be for Terry, Thelma, and Tom at this time, who are 3 people that I know that he meant so much to! May it bring you some comfort to know that you have friends who are thinking of you and that you are in their prayers! My own hearts ache, as I can hear his own unique laugh and that ornery smile that he would sometimes get, never knowing what he might do or think of next. Though I've shed some tears, the memories have often made me also smile...as John, Terry, Kent Ed, and I have definitely made some "memories" together & I must say many of these are the best moments and times that I have ever had in my entire life! John was a BIG man...with a BIGGER heart! So,to a wonderful friend, who who played such a major role in allowing me to have some of the best experiences and wonderful times in life, God's blessings until I see you again someday. We were SO glad to have you as a friend! ~Judy~
#12 Springfield, MissouriJeanette Long 2013-06-04 05:57
I was so looking forward to seeing John at our upcoming class reunion. He had the best sense of humor and a wonderful smile. I will miss his amusing posts on Facebook. We all will miss him at our high school class gatherings. My condolences to his wife and family.
#11 Rockville, MOPeggy Lewis Schenker 2013-06-04 05:56
Terry and family. Praying for your comfort during this very sad time. So many wonderful memories of John in younger years.
Peggy Lewis Schenker
#10 Milo MoByron Leonard and family 2013-06-03 20:08
Terry and family so sorry to hear about your loss thoughts and prayers to all
#9 Sheldon, MOMegan Pitts Byram 2013-06-03 14:16
Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories as a kid growing up around your family, riding 4-wheelers, swimming, and etc. My family and I will be praying for you and yours in the days to come. Heaven gained a great one!
#8 El Dorado Springs, MOMargaret Long Gough 2013-06-03 10:43
Hi I was so shocked and saddened by the passing of John. He was in my graduation class of 1968. I had just got back connected with him on Facebook and I must admit he made me laugh allot with all the things he said and his love for Motorcycles. He was one of the good guys.
I know this is a tough time for you and the family. God Bless all of you. He will never be forgotten by our class.
Margaret Long Gough
#7 Lamar,Mo.Charlie Combs 2013-06-03 10:34
Terry and Girls I was Greatly Saddend to hear of your loss. John will still be watching over you and helping you.May God be with you all. If you need anything don't hesitate to call.
417-262-0049
#6 Arkansas City, ksGloria England Miser 2013-06-03 07:09
John was a loveable happy person, he will be greatly missed. His teasing and happy remarks will certainly be missed at all the Millirons reunions. I count my self lucky to have known this kind and happy man. He's making everyone laugh in heaven now.
#5 Sugar Land, TXAndrea Gail WRIGHT Jaume\ 2013-06-03 06:18
Big Brother this is not good-bye, it is just till we meet again. I love you and I will miss you and shed a river of tears, not because of where you are, but where we have been. Miles and life and deaths and love and hurt have separated us and brought us back together over and over again but we have always been big brother and little sister and loved each other through it all. You will be forever my big brother...I love you.

As my oldest brother, I looked up to you when we were growing up. You taught me so much that has guided me throughout my life. You might be gone from my sight for a little while, but I know we will be together again for the greatest family reunion of all. Till we meet again my big brother. I love you.

An Eternal Memory, Until We Meet Again...

Those special memories of you will always bring a smile
If only I could have you back for just a little while
Then we could sit and talk awhile just like we used to do
You always meant so much to me and always will do too
The fact that you're no longer here will always bring me pain
But you're forever in my heart
Until we meet again.

I have many special memories of my brother but one that always brings a chuckle to my heart is when we were both young. I was still in school and he was married to his first wife. They lived in Grandma and Grandpa Wright's old farmhouse. The horses had gotten out and I drove over from the adjoining farm where Dad and Mom were living to get him to help round up the horses. They were all grazing in his front yard and down the lane.

It was very early in the morning so I knew the were still sleeping so I banged on the door and opened it and yelled in to John that the horses were out, then closed the door and started trying to round them up.

I heard the front door slam shut and looked around to see John clad in his birthday suit, wearing nothing but his cowboy boots and hat, and face red and mad as could be, stomping toward the barn and gate. I do not know if he realized that I was there or not, but he was a man on a mission and did not even seem to see me, all he was after was a horse that was near the gate.

That sight was so funny to me that it has been forever burned into my memory. Many years have passed and much living and life, but that day had always been a private joke between the two of us. If you ever heard me ask if the horses had been out lately, and him turn red and snicker, now you know the rest of the story....

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