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John W. “Bill” “Smokey” McMillen, 75

May 9, 2012

John W. “Bill” “Smokey” McMillen, 75, formerly of Brookville and Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born Sept. 28, 1936, in Brookville, a son of the late Howard C. and Mary A. (Sarvey) McMillen.

Dec. 14, 1958, in Emrickville, he married Rose Richards, who preceded him in death in 1970.

Mr. McMillen worked as a laborer for Humphrey Charcoal of Brookville, and he was active in the Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Company for 25 years.

Surviving relatives include two brothers, Howard “Junior” McMillen of Richardsville, and Edward McMillen and wife Diane of St. Marys; four sisters, Myrtle Lingenfelter of Erie, Mary Jane Gilhousen of Knox Dale, M. Pauline Brocious and husband John of Reynoldsville, and Deborah Smolinsky and husband Mark of Erie.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant son; four brothers; and a sister.

Friends will be received from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville. 

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at the funeral home with the Rev. Timothy McConville officiating.

Interment will be in the Brookville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Company, 18656 Rt. 322, Brookville, Pa. 15825.

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