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Edward Lester McMillan

Edward Lester McMillan, age 84, of Board Camp, Arkansas, passed away Monday, December 4, 2023, in Mena, Arkansas.

He was born December 21, 1938, in Board Camp, Arkansas, to the late Lester McMillan and Agnes Parker McMillan. Edward was a graduate of Mena High School, Arkansas Tech, and University of Tennessee, School of Social Work.

He was united in marriage to Linda Rodgers, his wife of 61 years. He loved sports of all kinds, camping, riding his Polaris all around his family farm in Board Camp. You could say he just loved the great outdoors. He was a counselor at Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and always loved hearing about their lives.

Edward is preceded by his parents, Lester and Agnes McMillan and his in-laws, Ralph and Lila Rodgers.

He is survived by his wife, Linda McMillan; son, Michael E. McMillan and wife MyHahn; daughter, Megan L. McMillan Tibbs and husband Brent; grandchildren, Hannah Grace McMillan, Hali Thi McMillan, B. J. Schuller and wife Maddison, Brittney Tibbs, Morrisa Tibbs and Lowell Tibbs.

Cremation services are entrusted to the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. A family memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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