Robert McMillian, 73 CARLSBAD -- With a heavy heart and tears in our eyes we have to say goodbye to Bob. After a long and difficult battle with ALS, Bob passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Bob was born December 2, 1937 in Dickens, Mo. Robert (Bob) graduated from Liberty HS, Class of 57. After graduation, Bob joined the United States Marine Corps. He met Sharon Ackerman while stationed at Camp Pendleton and they were married on August 26, 1961. Bob loved trucking and operated his own trucking company for many years. Bob retired from Superior Ready Mix after 20 years. Bob is survived by his wife, Sharon; son, Robert and wife, Briceyda; daughters, Katrina, Lisselly; son, Kiefer; daughter, Debbie, son Brandon; daughter, Mikayla; son, Randy and his wife, Carolina; sons, Joshua, and Jeremy; brothers, Dale, Orbon, and Wallace; and sister, Mable, who is waiting to embrace him in heaven. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at Daybreak Church, 6515 Ambrosia Lane, Carlsbad, Calif. Military Honors will be performed. A gathering will follow after the service at the church.
He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Elizabeth Hospice, 150 West Crest Street, Escondido, Calif. 92025, or Greater San Diego ALS Association, 7920 Silverton Ave., Ste E, San Diego, Calif. 92126.