of Henderson, AR
December 20, 1940 - May 4, 2023
J L. Milhon, 82, of Henderson, Arkansas was a born-again Christian who passed away on Thursday, May 4, 2023 in Henderson and is now walking with Jesus. He was born on December 20, 1940 in Pomona, California to Leonard and Mabel (Simpkins) Milhon. He attended high school at Bonita High School in La Verne, California, was a member of the Henderson First Baptist Church since October of 1979, where he served as a deacon, trustee and adult Sunday School teacher and a retiree from a successful career in highway transportation as a lifetime truck driver with 10 years at the Mountain Home Bus Charter. He was married to Shirley ''Sherry'' (Beasley) Milhon on April 6, 1963 in La Verne, California. J L. is survived by his wife of the home; 2 children, Jinger Gower (Rick) of Henderson and James Milhon (Pam) of Mountain Home, Arkansas; 6 grandchildren, Jacob Milhon of Joplin, Missouri, Emily Brison (Ashley) of Mountain Home, Nate Cowart of Little Rock, Arkansas, Nina and Kjersti Vagg of Henderson and Brody Goodson of Henderson; 4 great-grandchildren, Lily Milhon, Violet Milhon, Ruby Cowart-Presley and Logan Cowart; brother, James V. Milhon (Carol Ann) of La Verne; 4 nieces and nephews, Jeff Milhon (Kristen) of Hanford, California, Jon Milhon (Tammy) of Glendora, California, Jana Milhon-Martin (Victor) of Claremont, California and Marcy Johns of Bowling Green, Kentucky and 8 great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A visitation will be held between 2-3:00pm on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at the Henderson Baptist Church with funeral services to follow. Interment will be at Custer Herron Cemetery.
Sherry and Jinger and family, I was so sad to see that J had passed away but as we all know he â€œ graduatedâ€ and moved to his eternal home! I was hoping the newspaper had a misprint on the service date since it said May 7 and the paper came out May 9 ! I really wanted to be at his service and give all of you a hug . Your family has been special to me for many many years starting with a bus trip to Glorietta NM with a bunch of wild but fun church kids! And then all the visits in the pharmacy and elsewhere in town . I love you all and am praying for you as reality sets in that, for a while, youâ€™ll have a vacancy in your life but what a joy to know weâ€™ll see him again !
Sherry - So sorry to hear about your husband. Prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Milhon family.I always thought a lot of Mr Jay and the whole family.It was a joyful day in heaven.
Sherry o was so sorry to hear of Js passing. you and your family are in my prayers
Sherry, I am so very sorry. Deepest sympathy to all your family.He was quite a guy!
Sherry,My heart breaks for you and your beautiful family. To know J was a pleasure, his kind heart and love of his faith showed in his smile. Love youTFish
Prayers go out to you and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved J. I know he will be so missed, but knowing heâ€™s with his loving Savior, I hope will give you some peace.