Memorial services for Dr. T. Carl McMillan, 87, of Brownwood will be held at 2 p.m. March 9, 2019 at the First Baptist Church of Brownwood, with a private family interment prior to services.
Visitation will be held March 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Blaylock Funeral Home of Brownwood.
Carl died March 2, 2019 at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1931 to Tommy and Lois (Knox) McMillan in Lampasas County. He graduated third from his class at Lampasas High School in 1949.
Carl was a first lieutenant in the Army National Guard and later in the United States Army.
He attended Howard Payne University, earning a bachelor of science degree in education and math in 1953, a master’s degree in administrative education in 1960, and his doctorate in educational administration from East Texas State University in 1976.
Carl taught history, government, math and P.E. at the high school level for 12 years. As a basketball coach in Graham, he led his team to the state championship in 1964.
He was a high school principal for two years, and superintendent for 21 years at Lordsburg, New Mexico and Wilmer-Hutchins, Little Cypress-Mauriceville and Harlingen districts in Texas.
Carl was an active member and officer in the Lions Club, CASA, Good Samaritans and Graham Masonic Lodge.
He also was a member of the Brownwood City Council and served as mayor pro tem for two terms. He was instrumental in developing the Aquatic Center, Cen-Tex Soccer Field, Lehnis Railroad Museum and expansion of the new central fire station. He was active with the Republican Party, serving as co-chairman of the Brown County Republican Party.
Carl was also a member of First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mildred McMillan; his two daughters and their spouses, Rebecca Johnston and husband Keith, and Kathy McMillan Wichman and husband Jeff; grandsons, Jeremy Brister and Holden McMillan; and two brothers, Bob McMillan and wife Arlene, and Marshall McMillan and wife Carol.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Snyder; and by a brother, Norman McMillan.
Memorials can be sent to the Dr. T. Carl and Mildred McMillan Scholarship Fund at Howard Payne University.