DIEHLSTADT -- Earl Clay Milam, 77, died March 30, 2007, at the Landmark Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Nov. 2, 1929, at Diehlstadt, son of the late Albert and Bonnie Watson Milam, he had lived most of his life in Scott County where he and his wife were the co-owners and operators of BJ's Lounge in Diehlstadt. He was a retired pipefitter, had worked in ballistics with small arms in St. Louis, was a former member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and a 45-year member of the Masonic Lodge AF&AM at Fairview, Ill.
On Nov. 17, 1956, he married Betty Jean Greer who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Donnie Earl Milam of Cape Girardeau; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra Lee and Ken Matthews of Wichita Falls, Texas; one brother, Bobby Joe Milam of Desloge; three sisters, Imogene Mashak of Troy, Nadine Kassing of St. Louis and Carol Brown of Sikeston; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Albert Milam; and one sister, Pearl Ellen Milam.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday with Masonic Rites to be conducted at 7:30 p.m. at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at McMikle Funeral Home with his son-in-law, Ken Matthews, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Maynard Cemetery near Diehlstadt.
Pallbearers will be: Jack Groves, Eric DeHart, Jeff Gage, Mark Pemberton, Michael Lee Bowles, Thomas Perry, Dan Tolbert and Doug Haddock.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Burns, Jeremy Naile and Wilson Adams.