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David Marvin Millsaps, Jr.

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

September 2, 1956 - April 22, 2024

David Marvin Millsaps, Jr. Obituary

David Marvin Millsaps, Jr. sadly passed away on the “family farm” in Sumrall, MS on April 22, 2024 at the age of 67 years.


David was born to David Marvin Millsaps, Sr. and Blanche Broome Millsaps in Cleveland, MS. He grew up and spent his formative years in Vicksburg, MS. David was a proud veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1977 until his honorable discharge.


David worked as a journeyman pipefitter for over 40 years and enjoyed his affiliation with United Association Local 619 in Vicksburg, MS and Local 598 in Pasco, WA. In his earlier years, David traveled around the country working at nuclear power plants during their refueling outages. In 2014, he accepted a permanent position in Richland, WA supporting the Hanford Site cleanup. He built the home and shop of his dreams in Benton City, WA. David retired in late 2023 and moved back to live in Sumrall in early 2024.


David enjoyed restoring old cars, scuba diving, and roller coaster rides. The latter was surprising as he was horrified as a youngster going on carnival rides with his sister who giggled loudly during the scary parts.


David was proud of maintaining sobriety for 37 years as an active AA member. He helped create in 2018 an AA Woodstock annual September event called Three Rivers BigBook Weekend in Richland. Memorials to David Millsaps may be sent to Three Rivers BigBook Weekend, 3019 Duportail Street #108, Richland, WA 99352.


David was preceded in death by his loving parents and uncles, James and Richard Broome of Sumrall, MS, and Mick and Lewis Millsaps of Cedar Bluff, MS. He is survived by his sister, Earline Millsaps (and her husband Robin Feuerbacher) of Hood River, OR. David attended the 100th birthday party for his Aunt Mildred in Cedar Bluff in February 2024 and reconnected with many cousins with whom he shared happy memories. David was blessed with a wonderful group of supportive friends including David Vonderbecke, Mike Steele, Bob Bitle, Joe Gatwood and Earl Sanford plus many others. David will be profoundly missed.


A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Sumrall, MS, with burial alongside his parents. Officiant will be Pastor Clint Bourn of the First Pentecostal Church of Sumrall where David was recently rebaptized. There will be a gathering at the First Pentecostal Church following the graveside service.


David, may you find tranquility.

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David Marvin Millsaps, Jr. sadly passed away on the “family farm” in Sumrall, MS on April 22, 2024 at the age of 67 years.


David was born to David Marvin Millsaps, Sr. and Blanche Broome Millsaps in Cleveland, MS. He grew up and spent his formative years in Vicksburg, MS. David was a proud veteran serving in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1977 until his honorable discharge.


David worked as a journeyman pipefitter for over 40 years and enjoyed his affiliation with United Association Local 619 in Vicksburg, MS and Local 598 in Pasco, WA. In his earlier years, David traveled around the country working at nuclear power plants during their refueling outages. In 2014, he accepted a permanent position in Richland, WA supporting the Hanford Site cleanup. He built the home and shop of his dreams in Benton City, WA. David retired in late 2023 and moved back to live in Sumrall in early 2024.


David enjoyed restoring old cars, scuba diving, and roller coaster rides. The latter was surprising as he was horrified as a youngster going on carnival rides with his sister who giggled loudly during the scary parts.


David was proud of maintaining sobriety for 37 years as an active AA member. He helped create in 2018 an AA Woodstock annual September event called Three Rivers BigBook Weekend in Richland. Memorials to David Millsaps may be sent to Three Rivers BigBook Weekend, 3019 Duportail Street #108, Richland, WA 99352.


David was preceded in death by his loving parents and uncles, James and Richard Broome of Sumrall, MS, and Mick and Lewis Millsaps of Cedar Bluff, MS. He is survived by his sister, Earline Millsaps (and her husband Robin Feuerbacher) of Hood River, OR. David attended the 100th birthday party for his Aunt Mildred in Cedar Bluff in February 2024 and reconnected with many cousins with whom he shared happy memories. David was blessed with a wonderful group of supportive friends including David Vonderbecke, Mike Steele, Bob Bitle, Joe Gatwood and Earl Sanford plus many others. David will be profoundly missed.


A graveside service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Rock Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Sumrall, MS, with burial alongside his parents. Officiant will be Pastor Clint Bourn of the First Pentecostal Church of Sumrall where David was recently rebaptized. There will be a gathering at the First Pentecostal Church following the graveside service.


David, may you find tranquility.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of David Marvin Millsaps, Jr. hosted by Hulett Winstead Funeral Home.

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