IMG 1202vet ffffffOWENSBORO, KY., — Billy Gene Milan, 75, of Owensboro passed away Friday, February 9, 2018 at the Signature Hillcrest Nursing Home after a short illness.

He was born in Owensboro on June 12,1942 to the late Marrine Coleman Shaw and the late Othello Millom. He attended Western High School, professed his faith at an early age and was of the Baptist faith. Sergeant Billy Gene Milan served in the U.S. Army being stationed at Fort Bragg N.C. with the 101st Airborne Division and made over 300 parachute jumps while serving in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post 696 and AMVETS. This Vietnam Vet completed 3 tours. Billy loved going to the VFW Post 696 every day and talking about war times. He loved fishing and collecting junk. Billy was a loving and kind person who would do anything in the world for you, if you were in need.

Billy is preceded in death by his parents Othello Millom, Sr. and Marrine Coleman Shaw and a sister Carolyn Cooper Barnes.

He  leaves behind to cherish his memories, 3 brothers Othello Millan, Jr. and  Stephen Millan both of Owensboro, KY and Anthony (Karen) Millom, Lawndale, California, 3 sisters Louella Lee and Deborah (J.T.) Street both of Owensboro, KY and Rose Marie Casterman, Evansville, IN., 3 aunts Margaret Coleman and Birdie Coleman both of Owensboro, KY and Jean Coleman, Louisville, KY, Durham North Carolina Family, several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Funeral Services are 12noon Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY.

Visitation 10am – 12noon at the church on Saturday. Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Owensboro, KY.  Rev. Larry D. Lewis, Officiating.

Bibbs Funeral Home in Greenville, KY is in charge of arrangements.