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Horace Milam

February 2, 1941 — November 28, 2021

Horace E. Milam, age 80 of Buchanan died Sunday, November 28, 2021, at his residence.

Horace retired from Henry County High School after many years as a building trades teacher. He was known outside of teaching for many more things. He was a lifetime quarter horse breeder and trader. He played an instrumental part in establishing the Buchanan Saddle Club where he served a long time as president. He opened Milam's Horsebarn to conduct horse cutting shows prior to Bull Riding events. Alongside his family, he promoted rodeo events for years. Also, he fried fish at the World's Biggest Fish Fry for several years. His favorite pastime was watching old Western TV shows and movies. He was a member of Blood River Church of Christ.

Born February 2, 1941, in Paris, he was the son of the late Joseph A. Milam and the late Ella Henderson Milam.

He married on June 15, 1960, to Onetta Dodson Milam who survives of Buchanan.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mitzie (Vernon Decker) Wade of Puryear and Penny (Duard) Parsons of Buchanan; one son, Bryant (Samantha) Milam of Buchanan; one brother, Robert “Bob” (Ina) Milam of Buchanan; five grandchildren, Zach (Amy) Wade, Kayla (Jeff) Berryhill, Brett (Paige) Milam, Gracie (Bradley) Bomar, and Bryson Milam; six great grandchildren, Zoe Wade, Cooper Berryhill, Colton Berryhill, Cash Berryhill, River Bomar, and Forrest Milam.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mirine Mikulas: and four brothers, Ozelle Milam, John Milam, Harold Milam, and Joseph Milam.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, and continue Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Blood River Church of Christ from 10:00 – 11:00 am. The funeral service will be Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11:00 am at Blood River Church of Christ with Erik Davis officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bobby Milam, George Milam, Joe Pat Milam, Terry Milam, David Milam, and Hughlette King. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Weatherford, Buddy Forsythe, Ricky Weatherford, Roy Vassel, and Mickey Thurmond.

Burial will follow in the Milam Family Cemetery in Buchanan.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Blood River Church of Christ

Blood River Church Rd, TN 38222

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Blood River Church of Christ

Blood River Church Rd, TN 38222

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