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1015 W Wolfe St.
P.O. Box 543
Grand Saline, TX 75140
Phone: 903-962-3333
Fax: 903-962-3651
Gary Milam

Gary Milam

Thursday, October 28th, 1954 - Monday, February 4th, 2019
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Gary Don Milam, 64, of Grand Saline, passed away after a brief illness on February 4, 2019 at a hospital in Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela. Gary was born October 28, 1954 in Grand Saline to Bud and Virginia Shamburger Milam. His journey to South America began almost 40 years ago working in the oil fields and living in various countries. He began his adventure in Ecuador, moved to Colombia, and finally settled in Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela for 25 years. After working with Camco for over 20 years, he opened his own company, Milam Petroleum Services, in 1994 in Venezuela. In 2013, he and his wife, Nancy, moved to Villahermosa, Mexico. In 2015, he and Nancy moved back to his native town of Grand Saline. Upon his return, he became an active member of the community including being part of Grand Saline’s Old School Museum and the city council. His passion was playing golf and he was a member of the Mineola Country Club. Gary was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ronnie Milam.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Milam of Grand Saline; son, Gary Don Milam Jr. and wife Mayela of Washington DC; and brother, Danny Milam and wife Wendy of Grand Saline.
Memorial donations may be made to the Grand Saline Old School Museum (701 N. Green St., Grand Saline, TX, 75140) or the Grand Saline Public Library (201 E. Pacific St., Grand Saline, TX 75140)
A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held by the family at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Grand Saline Old School Museum with Rex White and Kyle White officiating.
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Lynn and Arnold Terrell

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This is for you, Gary! We loved you!
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Lynn and Arnold Terrell

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Beautiful Nancy: We are so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, and our dear friend, Gary. We know he was a great person, soft spoken and kind. Please know you are in our hearts and prayers. Condolences to all your families. We will miss him. Lynn and Arnold
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Edgar Acosta

Posted at 06:24pm
A very good friend has passed away. A passionate by oilfields, hard work, collaboration, friendship and golf balanced his life till the end. Gary will be missed but not forgotten. This is my humble tribute to Gary. Our Condolences is with all Gary's family and friends for the loss of the person who was so kindness, friend and touched all of our hearts. May God give him eternal rest. Acosta Marko Family: Edgar, Michaela, Edgar Eduardo and Estelle.
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Roger Stai

Posted at 09:34am
Prayers for Gary’s family and loved ones. I always enjoyed golfing with Gary! Stephanie and I teamed up with Gary and Nancy in a wacky tournament in Mineola. It was great fun! Sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy and he will be missed.
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