Arlen Devoe McMillen
Arlen Devoe McMillen
  • February 4, 1966 - January 24, 2018
  • Midland, Texas

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Arlen Devoe McMillen (Devoe) was brought into this world on February 4, 1966 and was escorted to heaven on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at home with his parents.
Devoe was born in Dallas, Texas and was later adopted to Huston and Gynell McMillen. They raised him to become a fine, healthy boy.
Devoe attended Robert E. Lee high school and graduated in 1984, attended Texas Tech University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and was later accepted to LSU to pursue a Law degree. Devoe decided to make a change in his career field and pursue construction, where he was a very successful business man in many areas of trade building. He was once a contractor for the State of Texas. Devoe also was a Dallas police officer, where he had a successful career before moving to Houston and then back to Midland.
Many adjectives express Devoe from fun loving to creative and to just an all-around great guy. He enjoyed life to the fullest especially being with his kids and parents. Devoe also enjoyed fishing, water and snow skiing and working with his hands. He loved country music, especially the older country, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Gynell referred to Devoe as her special angel.
Devoe is survived by his parents; son Carter McMillen of Houston, Texas and daughter Savannah McMillen.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Buckner Baptist Benevolence at
There will be a memorial service in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.