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John Milburn Sr.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ROCK SPRINGS, Ark. -- John R. Milburn Sr., 85, died June 3, 2012, at his home.

Born Aug. 2, 1926, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Ross A. and Mary Walker Milburn, he was a retired petroleum engineer for Dow Chemical and was a member of the Christian Church.

His wife, Wilma Jean Milburn, preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by one son, John R. Milburn Jr.; two brothers, Mitchell and Ross Milburn; and two sisters, Edith Couch and Mable Horn.

Survivors include: a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Barbara Milburn Sr. of Rock Springs; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Bobby Bright of Monticello and Mary Ann and Mike Morris of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter-in-law, Robin Dearing of Owensboro, Ky.; and 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rock Springs Cemetery.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.stephensondearman.com.