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Michael Ray "Mickey" McMillan
Michael (Mickey) Ray McMillan, the son of William and Opal McMillan, passed away peacefully at the home of his sister on October 13, 2020. He was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on November 28, 1943. He lived in Rock Springs until the age of 7 when the family moved to Kemmerer. Mickey attended school in Kemmerer and graduated with the class of 1965. He enlisted in the US Air Force in July of 1965 and served for 23 years. Mickey traveled the world in those 23 years, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was stationed twice in England, and was also stationed in South Korea. While in South Korea, he received a lcak belt in Taekwondo, and the remainder of his career wsa served at various Air Force bases including New Mexico, Texas, Florida, California, and South Dakota. Mickey retired from the Air Force and moved back home.
He worked for the City of Kemmerer for 17 years, as the airport manager. He then moved to Santa Fe New Mexico where he lived until his health forced him to move back to Kemmerer in 2016.
Mickey was a member of the Eagles Aerie 2341, Commissary Commandos and the lincoln County Snow Bears. He is survived by his brother, Brad McMillan, a sister, Connie McMillan, a nephew, Jere (Karen) McMillan, Niece’s Megan (Tanner) Hansen and Jodi (Jake) Vilos, Great Nieces, Shaylee Smith and Taylor McCloud, Great nephews Matthew and Heston McMillan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Opal McMillan.
Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be conducted on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the Kemmerer Eagles Hall, at 11:00 AM.
Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer has been entrusted for arrangements.
With thanks for his service as a HH-43 Pedro crew member. May our thoughts of him comfort those that love him and the memories of him.
Neil McCutchan Oct 22 2020 12:00:00 AM
Great memories riding harleys with Mickey in Kemmerer. RIP buddy we love you. Kenny and Co
Kenny and Colleen Jones Oct 20 2020 12:00:00 AM
I flew with mike on HH-43.B/F at RAF Alconbury . We spent many hours working as the two airborne firefighters assigned to alert for Aircraft Emergencies. One memorable flight was the night the capt Bennett became disoriented flying over the A1 . We dropped several thousand feet before Major Ray took control and saved us. I was sitting in the door and I grabbed Mike leg and made a mark where I grabbed it .I thought we were going down and I grabbed the first thing I could reach. Mike often laughed about that night. Mike was my mentor on the helicopter and the kit . Last saw him at Colorado Springs at a Pedro reunion . Rest in peace
James T Queen Oct 20 2020 12:00:00 AM
Thinking of you and your family. It was an honor to call him my friend.
Sharon McPhie Oct 20 2020 12:00:00 AM
I met Mike at RAF Alconbury in 1971. That was my 1st assignment. He occasionally rode Rescue 1 as my Crew Chief when flying was down and he was at the crash station. All of us younger airmen really thought he was a great mentor and he was an awesome guy. I was very sad to hear of his passing. The last time I remember seeing him was early 1974, so he left a lasting memory. My prayers are with his family.
Ron Kellough Oct 19 2020 12:00:00 AM
Connie and Brad....just read about Mickey...what a shock! He was such a good friend...someone we loved dearly and thoroughly enjoyed visiting. He and Dave always had soooo many things to talk about..."good ole time" experiences and adventures. Our thoughts and prayers are definitely with you, your family and Mickey's many friends! Thanks also for taking such good of him these last couple years. Blessings
Mary Wagner Oct 19 2020 12:00:00 AM