Herman Millsap Jr.
Herman Millsap, Jr., passed away on, February 7, 2014, at Renown Medical Center after a 3-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Herman was born in Oakridge, Tennessee to Herman and Noba Burkett Millsap on, July 14, 1945.
The Millsap family moved to Hawthorne, Nevada in 1949. Herman attended schools in Hawthorne and graduated from MCHS in 1964. He enlisted in the Army in May 1968, earning the rank of Sgt E-5 with an honorable discharge in May 1970. He married Wanda Freeman on September 8, 1973.
Herman’s career started with ammunition handler at the Hawthorne Ammunition Depot and from there he held many positions in his 42 years of civil service ending with the position of Civilian Executive Assistant upon retirement, September 3, 2007. Since his retirement, Herman has served as the director/curator of the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum established in 2002. He also consulted for the Defense Logistics Agency and was instrumental in getting the mercury storage program at HWAD. Another achievement was his working along side many others in building the current “Tiny Cardenas” Little League Park.
Herman was a member of First Baptist Church for over 40 years serving in many capacities and was a deacon at the time of his death. He has now been promoted to heaven.
Herman is survived by his wife Wanda; daughters: Tracy (Shaun) Kipke of Las Vegas, NV; Laura Millsap of Hawthorne, NV; son: David (Deena) of Sparks, NV; 3 grand children: Liam and Clara Millsap of Sparks, NV, Lily Kipke of Las Vegas, NV; brothers: Robert (Kathy) Millsap of Carson City, NV; Bill (Sue) Millsap of Fairfield, CA; sister: Hermina “Chee Chee” (Don) Singer of Reno, NV and numerous nieces and nephews. Herman was preceded in death by his parents Herman SR and Noba “Cookie” Burkett Millsap and sister May Ruth.
A celebration of his life will be held at First Baptist Church, 8th and “C” St, Hawthorne, NV on Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m. with interment at a later date. A potluck luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. following the celebration of his life at the Hawthorne Convention Center. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society www.lls.org or the Scholarship Fund at the Hawthorne Ordnance Museum, PO Box 2008, Hawthorne, NV 89415.