On April 13, 2017 George Sparks Milburn, 79, of Clovis passed away at home from this life on earth to be with his Heavenly Father. He was surrounded by his loving family and Heavenly angels.
George was born on October 2, 1937 to A. E. and Polly Milburn in Clovis, N.M. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1955. He was employed by First Federal Savings and Loan Assoc. and First Savings Bank for 36 years where he worked as a loan officer. He also worked for Wal-Mart of Clovis for six years and retired in June, 1999.
George was a Christian and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1959 at the age of 22. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Clovis. He loved his Sunday School class, Charlie’s Angels.
George married Lynda King Baxter on Oct. 4, 1974. At that time, he became an “instant father” to two little girls, Charlotte and Janie! George loved his little girls, and they instantly loved him! He had the patience of Job, and he would sit with them individually on the back porch to discuss what was going on in their lives. He would also take them (individually) to McDonald’s on Saturday morning just to spend some “one on one” time with them. This was their “special” time together. George was a devoted husband and father, and he loved to spend time with his wife, his girls, and later his grandchildren. He and his wife, Lynda, loved to travel, and he especially enjoyed spending time in Ruidoso where they had many friends.
In the year 2004 the Lord brought a very special family into the Milburn family and they became part of the Milburn clan—Vicki, Gary, and Cory Land. They have been such a blessing over the years, and Vicki has become a daughter to George and Lynda and a sister to Charlotte and Janie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Martha Allen.
George is survived by his wife, Lynda, of the home, his daughters and their husbands, Charlotte and Matthew Stadler and Janie and Kevin Simmons, of Arlington, TX, and Vicki Milburn Land and Gary Land, of Albuquerque, NM and his grandchildren Nathan Stadler, Austin and Claire Simmons, and Cory Land, his niece, Ann Jordan of Ruidoso, NM, and his nephew, Steven Foster, of Colorado Springs, CO.
Members of Charlie’s Angels Sunday School class will be Honorary Pallbearers.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held at Central Baptist Church on Monday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m. with Worship Pastor Damon Pearce officiating. The family will be in the foyer of the church after the service for visitation.
Contributions can be made to Hope Lodge of Lubbock, 3511 10th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415 in memory of George Milburn.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Interim Hospice staff Jena, Tonya and Pam for their compassion and care.
Steed-Todd Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.steedtodd.com.
George was a kind, gentle and respected man. His life was well lived. He will be missed. May God wrap His loving arms around you and bring you comfort and peace during this time.
Dick and Dell RenfroClovis, NM
I know Mom and Dad spent many years enjoying the company of Linda and George. I especially remember their 42 games. George was a big part of our lives and I'm so sorry we won't be there to celebrate his life with all of you. Mom's memory is usually minute to minute but the last few days when she wakes up, the first thing she asks about is George. We are sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you.
LeeAnn and Gerry SchwartzAustin, TX
Lynda, Charlotte, Janie and family, I cry for the pain that you've endured over these past 3 years, and the anguish you all felt this past week. My heart is heavy, but his pain and suffering is gone and for that I'm thankful. I love you all dearly.
Cheryl WiseRio Rancho, NM
I miss you so much Papa Bear. My heart aches without you here but I take comfort in knowing that you are with Jesus and have no more pain in your new perfect body. Thank you for being my dad and giving me so much love and support. You will always be my hero. I love you to Heaven's gate and back. Vicki "Baby Bear"
Vicki Milburn LandAlbuquerque, NM
We are so sorry for your loss. No more pain and no more suffering - he is whole again and in the arms of Jesus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Edith Ann Walling-BradleyClovis, NM
So many fond memories fill my mind from the time I worked with George at First Federal. It has been a joy to run into him around town through the years and catch up. I know he will be missed by many but especially his family. My prayers are with you.
Mary Ann CableClovis, NM
Lynda, We are so very sorry for your loss. George was one of the kindest men we've known. He will be greatly missed. We will continue to pray for you along with Charlette & Janie. We are here always for anything you need. Love you.
Jeff & Melissa MooreClovis, NM
Lynda and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. George was such a nice man!
Sandi HouseSouth Jordan, UT
I first met George when we worked together at First Savings Bank. He was always so polite and a true gentleman. May God send his blessings to his family and remember the good times
Diana KileyClovis, NM
We are praying that you will be comforted in knowing George is with Jesus and not in pain. We have wonderful memories of George, especially his sense of humor and contagious laugh. May your family have a peace that passes understanding. We love you!
Bill Reed and Nancy MeadowsClovis, NM
Lynda and family. So sorry for the loss of George. He is in a better place with no more pain. May God give you strength for the days ahead. We are out of town on vacation so we won't be home in time for the service.
Bill and Jan NoffskerAmarillo,