Cover photo for James “Tip” Millar's Obituary
James “Tip” Millar Profile Photo

James “Tip” Millar

d. March 28, 2015

James “Tip” Millar, age 73, of Havana, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Survived by his wife, Dottie; children, Chris (wife Cathy) Millar, Pam Millar, and Brian (wife Traci) Millar; step-children, Tina (husband Kurt) Jagielski, Tracy Stone, Steven (wife Michelle) Emmons, and Mike (wife Jenny) Emmons; 17 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Pam Lucas and Nikki Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

Tip was born July 2, 1941 in Williamsville, the son of Jim and Opal.

He worked for Western Waterproofing for over 40 years, retiring in 2009.

Tip was a member of the Riverton-Lavely Masonic Lodge #786 and of the Ansar Shriners.

He loved fishing, hunting, cooking, reading, bird watching, gardening, and especially spending time with his family.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Masonic Services will be held at 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens with memorial services immediately following.

Cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


  1. I worked with Tip for 32 years. He was a great friend and boss.He will be missed by all who knew him.
    Ed Handley

  2. Tip was a classmate and a good friend. I haven’t seen him for a few years, but always enjoyed a visit with Tip. He will be missed by many.
    Joye Branca

  3. Tip will always have a place in my heart. Many wonderful memories of all the friends and family we shared.

  4. Whether serving beers as a bartender many years ago at the Anchor Inn on Quiver Beach or delivering the mail to them in more recent years…it was always a joy to see Tip and Dottie. My thoughts and sympathy to Dottie and the family in the passing of Tip.

  5. So very sorry about Tip – our parents were great friends so we grew up together, graduated high school together and were great friends – our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Jeane

  6. Dottie and all the Millar Family, I was so very sorry to hear about Tips passing, our thoughts and sympathy are with you all, R.I.P. My Friend.

  7. Sorry for your loss. i talked to Tip a few weeks ago. I remember the close relationship that our parents for a life time. Our prayers are with the family members

  8. Nikki and family–

    Just saw your post on Facebook. I remember Tip so well and how much he meant to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bet he will still watch out for you and all his family from above.



  9. I first knew Tip when I “babysat” with him, Pam and Nikki when Opal worked at the post office when the post master was off. In later years we spent many an hour on the bleachers at the river, I should say as I sat on the bleachers and he leaned against the back of them. Tip allowed every kid, girl or boy to drive his tractor, 4 wheeler, 3 wheeler or anything he owned before they were big enough to see over the steering wheel, and I don’t remember one ever getting hurt. He had the patience of a saint and would give anyone the shirt off of his back. He was one of the best cooks I know. I am sure he, John and Big D have had some good discussions already. Bless you Tip, you deserve the rest.

Leave your Condolence

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked (required)

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James “Tip” Millar, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree