Arthur Robert McMillin
Arthur Robert McMillin
  • August 7, 1935 - September 29, 2016
  • Taft, Texas

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Arthur R. “Art” McMillin, Jr. passed away September 29, 2016. He was born August 7, 1935 in Carlsbad, Texas to Arthur R. McMillin and Mary Edith Hanover McMillin. He was an officer in the United States Army from July 1, 1959 until he was honorably discharged at the rank of Captain on June 18, 1968. He came to Taft, Texas and joined the Taft ISD in 1966. He was baseball head coach from 1966-1971. “Coach Mac” as many of the students and parents still refer to him, was one of the most beloved and respected men of Taft ISD. Art served as principal, business manager and superintendent from 1971 until 1992.

Art is survived by his wife, Martha McMillin; son, Robert “Rob” (Ellen) McMillin; daughter, Rendy (Clay) Davenport and seven grandchildren, Ruston (Kobi) Smith, Reagan Smith, Tyler Davenport, Jake Davenport, Katelyn McMillin, Katrina McMillin and Owen McMillin.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 1, 2016 in the chapel at Colonial Funeral Home, 204 N. Meyer, Taft, Texas. Graveside services will be at 9:00 a.m., Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, 9974 IH37 Access Rd, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410.

Serving as pallbearers are Willie Henicke, Roy Stegall, Johnny Seibert, Rey Suarez, Monte Floerke, Roy Floerke, Bobby Floerke, C. R. “Stubby” Marsh and Steve Gittinger.

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