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Paul Milam

Paul Milam

Paul Thomas Milam, 45, of Marissa, IL; born on September 8, 1971 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 in Marissa, IL.

Mr. Milam was a maintenance supervisor for Prairie State Energy Campus. He also worked for many years at Gateway Mine. Paul enjoyed fishing and like riding motorcycles.

He is survived by his wife Jill, nee Hubler, Milam whom he married on May 26, 2001 in Marissa, IL. His children – Krista (Courtney Mcderby) Milam of San Diego, CA; Melissa Milam of Belleville, IL; Blake Milam of Marissa, IL. His parents – Benjamin and Bonnie, nee Genesio, Milam of Marissa, IL. His brothers – Michael (Judy) Milam of Phoenix, AZ; Steven Milam of Marissa, IL; Stewart (Marsha) Milam of Atlanta, GA. His father-in-law – Don (Sheri) Hubler of Swanwick, IL. His mother-in-law Debbie (Dennis) Lively of Sparta, IL. Sister-in-law – Nikki Pyatt of Sparta, IL. Nephews – Spencer Milam; Dalton Pyatt. Nieces – Nicole Milam; Jessie Pyatt. His aunt – Dorothy Gilley of Marissa, IL.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation: Friends may call at the First Baptist Church in Clairman, IL on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Clairman, IL on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:00am.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    You was one of my best friends for most of my life. I will always love you and your family. You will forever be in my heart

    Posted by: Peggy Barton – Jasonville, IN – Friend Feb 02, 2017

  2. Administrator says:

    Ben and Bonnie – We send our deepest sympathy to you and all your family. We pray that our God will be with you comforting as only He can do. Ken and Sherri

    Posted by: Sherri Wildt – FL – Friend Feb 02, 2017

  3. Administrator says:

    My heart goes out to his family. I grew up with Paul right down the street My heart aches hearing of this.

    Posted by: Lucy Farmer-Dahlem – Joliet, IL – Friend Feb 02, 2017

  4. Administrator says:

    My heart goes out to the entire Milam family! May God wrap you in his arms at this time of sorrow.

    Posted by: Tina Sinn – Chester, IL – Friend Feb 02, 2017

  5. Administrator says:

    You will be sorely missed Paul. But you will always be fondly remembered with a big heart.

    Posted by: Carl Appel – Mountain home, ID – Friend Feb 02, 2017

  6. Administrator says:

    I don’t know what to say I understand Paul you was what every other man wanted to be I will miss you never ever heard anyone say anything about this man Paul why I want to do it now buddy I am taking some with me

    Posted by: Greg Phelps – Marissa, IL – Family Friend Feb 02, 2017

  7. Administrator says:

    We have good memories of Paul when he came to Saskatchewan bird hunting with the other guys. Our deepest sympathies to all his families and friends. He will be long remembered and missed by many.
    Keith and Jeanne Frankl

    Posted by: Jeanne Frankl – Raymore Saskatchewan Canada – Friend Feb 02, 2017

  8. Administrator says:

    So very sorry and saddened to hear the passing of Paul.
    Paul was a good friend at work. I trained him to take my place at the mine when I retired ,a task he fell into quite easily. He will be missed.
    My condolences to his family in this time of grief.
    My heart felt sympathies. CHAPPY.

    Posted by: kenneth chapman ( the wood dr, ) – Coello, IL – Coworker Feb 03, 2017

  9. Administrator says:

    My condolences to and prayers for the Milam family.

    Posted by: Curtis Paul Lawson – Montgomery, TX Feb 03, 2017

  10. Administrator says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family. May God comfort you and give you healing and strength during this time.

    Posted by: Paul and Cathy Light – Marissa, IL – Friend Feb 03, 2017

  11. Administrator says:

    My thoughts and prayers to Jill and family. God bless.

    Posted by: Denise Cason – Troy, IL – Friend Feb 03, 2017

  12. Administrator says:

    Paul was a great, great guy–will miss your friendliness & your smile.

    Posted by: Kelli Mulholland – Pierce – Pinckneyville, IL – Friend Feb 03, 2017

  13. Administrator says:

    We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We spent many birthday celebrations of Jessie and Dalton with Paul, Jill and Blake. We always loved spending time with you all. Blake your Dad sure was proud of you and loved you very much. May the comfort and love that only Christ can give wrap you tightly in His arms.

    Posted by: Dale & Cathy Pyatt – Pinckneyville, IL – friend Feb 03, 2017

  14. Administrator says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. So sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Randy & Becky Gregory – Marissa, IL – Friend Feb 03, 2017

  15. Administrator says:

    My prayers go out to you and the family, Jill. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Posted by: Jim Trice – Collinsville, IL Feb 04, 2017

  16. Administrator says:

    To the Milam Family,
    Praying for your family at this most difficult time. Paul spent a lot of time in his younger days hanging out with my brother Bobby. A very well mannered person. So sorry for your loss.
    Julie and Lonnie Hurst

    Posted by: Julie Hurst Feb 05, 2017

  17. Administrator says:

    I have many good memories of Paul. He was a good friend and will be missed by everyone. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Rest in peace Milo.

    Posted by: Jason Calvert – Winchester, CA – Friend Feb 06, 2017

  18. Administrator says:

    My thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to Jill and the entire Milam family. Paul and I had alot of fun working together for many years. May he rest in peace.

    Posted by: Dennis Holland – Granite City, IL – Coworker Feb 07, 2017

  19. Administrator says:

    Our prayers are with you and your family

    Posted by: The Detjens – University City, MO – Coworker Feb 08, 2017

  20. Administrator says:

    Paul was a friend and a coworker great man, always great to be around. I trained Paul in his first years in mines…..great man!! Rest in peace, you will always be part of our coal mining family……once a miner always a miner…

    Posted by: Chad Dodson – Sparta, IL – Coworker Feb 08, 2017

  21. Administrator says:

    Paul was a wonderful guy, great friend and I really enjoyed fishing with him many times. He will be greatly missed. We are out of town, so couldn’t attend the services. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with the family and all Paul’s loved ones.

    Posted by: Danny & Tina Gallagher – Columbia, IL – Family Feb 08, 2017

  22. Administrator says:

    Dear Stewart, Steve, Mike and family,
    I am very sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Lori and Lynne Schneider

    Posted by: Lori Mavers Schneider – Paderborn, IL Feb 11, 2017

  23. Administrator says:

    I was cleaning out some emails and found one from Paul. He was a great coworker and team member. Just wanted you to know.

    Posted by: Debbie Matson – Marissa – Coworker Aug 16, 2017

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