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Waymon Douglas McMillan

July 1, 1924 — August 20, 2021

Waymon Douglas McMillan, 97 passed away August 20, 2021. Mac was born July 1, 1924 in El Campo, Texas to Urban Sumner McMillan and Clara Dell Stapleton.

He enlisted in the Air Force during WW 2 and was stationed at Hickham Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii where he was the chief meteorologist of the Pacific Ocean Area. He married Ann Vanoski in April 1944 in Meridian, Mississippi. They were married 47 years. After his discharge from the Air Force he and Ann lived in Freer, Texas while he worked for The Texas Company (TEXACO). Later, they bought a farm and moved to Mackay in 1952 where he farmed for 55 years. After the death of Ann, Mac married Lannie Williams. 

W.D. was on the founding committee of the South Texas Cotton & Grain Association and sat on several boards over many years including the Board of Director’s of 1st National Bank of El Campo and president of the Wharton Country Club. Mac has held the record for having the longest membership in the Country Club. He became a member in 1955.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Barbie McMillan of Houston, Sherry Roberts of Horseshoe Bay. He has 3 grandchildren, Ryan McMillan, Brent McMillan, and Anne Roberts Boon and her husband Garrett. He also has 3 great grandchildren. 

Mac is predeceased by one sister, Dawn Benson and one brother, Chuck McMillan. 

The family sends many thanks to Angel Home Healthcare and our wonderful caregivers; Sherrill Schooler, Desiria Woods, Annette Irvin, Quita Johnson, Maxine Fisher, and Eunice Thomas.

Donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, Wharton Country Club, and American Cancer Society.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 5 till 7 pm at Wharton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 2:30 pm at First United Methodist Church in Wharton with Rev. Steven Newcombe officiating. Burial will follow on Thursday morning at 11 am at Garden of Memories Cemetery in El Campo.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Starts at 2:30 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

1717 Pioneer Avenue, Wharton, TX 77488

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Garden of Memories

, El Campo, TX 77437

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