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Jimmy Dan Millikin

September 19, 1932 — March 6, 2021

Jimmy Dan Millikin was born to Dan and Rosa Millikin Sept. 19, 1932 in Romona, OK. and passed from this life March 6, 2021at his home in Claremore, OK., he was 88 years old.  Jim spent most of his growing up years living east of Foyil, OK., where he also graduated with the Class of 1950. Jim worked very hard baling hay and setting high line poles along Route 66 during his summer high school breaks.
In 1949 Jim had a life changing experience, giving his heart and life to the Lord in a Revival meeting at Bethel Chapel east of Foyil. By the end of the 3-week Revival 27 souls were saved, including four future holiness preachers and two future brothers in laws.
After his glorious conversion to Jesus Christ and baptism in the Holy Ghost he immediately asked the pastor if there was anything, he could do to serve the Church, so he became the janitor and took care of the old wood stove in the winter months. His mode of transportation to and from the church was riding a mini bike with a gas-powered washing machine motor on it that he would sometimes use rubbing alcohol in when he didn’t have any gas.
Jim and his two-future brother in laws, Loyd Hubbard and Jack Moore and Jim’s brother Monte Millikin and Jacks brother Billy Moore formed a Quartet called The Foyil Gospel Four. They sang on the radio in Pryor, OK., live each Sunday morning,Loyd Hubbard being the Quartets preacher. The Foyil Gospel Four were invited to Sing at a Revival meeting in Claremore, OK. on a Friday night in 1950, where the Criner Sisters from Coweta, OK. were in Revival. Jim, Jack and Loyd all met their future wives that night.
After dating for two years Jim asked Wilma to marry him on Nov. 2, 1952, and the next day Jim received his draft notice from the United States Army. Jim served our country from Nov. 1952 to Nov. 1954, during the Korean War as a medic and in clerical office work. Jim was an excellent typist.
Jim and Wilma remained in love and true to each other during their two-year engagement. While Jim served in the Army Wilma continued to preach Revival meetings with her sisters.
Jim and Wilma were married on December 1, 1954, by their Pastor Rev. Ira J. Roberts at the Criner Family home, two days after Jim got home from Ft. Lewis, Washington. The happy couple were blessed with 66 years, 3 months and 5 days of marriage. He started preaching in 1955, preaching his first message for Bro. John Whetstone in Mattoon, IL.
Bro. and Sister Millikin began their life’s work in the ministry together, pastoring 8 churches in 6 states, and helping build 3 other new churches. They founded the Trinity Pentecostal Church in Pryor, OK. in 1964, it was also during this time that Jim and Wilma edited and published the Holiness Messenger.
Jim and Wilma could not have children and doctors said that they never would, but in 1962 Bro. Bruce Brooks from Xenia, Ohio prayed for them and told them in God’s time they would have a little boy. God granted that miracle two years later when on June 28, 196 when Jimmy Dewayne Millikinwas born in Claremore passing away 9 hours later. This was a devastating blow to Jim and Wilma but after 14 years of marriage Jimmy John was born on Sept. 22, 1967 in Pryor, OK. and three years later Marty Don was born on March 25, 1971 in Vilas, CO.
Jim spent the majority of his 66 years of ministry in evangelistic work, traveling in 48 states, ministering in many churches, tent meetings, camp meetings, brush arbors and hundreds of revivals. Jim had a burden for pioneer works and loved to find new churches and new areas of ministry around the country. He saw many souls come to Jesus. The desire to win lost souls was the motivating burden of his life. He preached and sang until his body could go no more, never quiting, his body was just wore out.
Jim was a hard worker who would tackle most anything, he loved his shop and his tools and could fix most anything from toys to pianos.
He was a student of the Bible and spent countless hours in Bible study and prayer, passing his love of the scriptures to both of his sons.
He greatly loved and adored his two Grandchildren Carli Rose Millikin and Landon John Millikin. Two of his greatest concerns about leaving this world, were not getting to see Carli and Landon grow up, and leaving behind Wilma, who he affectionately called momma.
Jim’s hobbies centered around his sons, from building model cars, to his beloved honda mini bikes. He enjoyed remodeling old houses, or starting from the ground up building a new home or new church. He loved to travel and always wanted to see what was around the next curve. His greatest desire in life was to please God, preach and sing the gospel, and to win souls for Christ. Jim has traveled his last mile and he is at home with Jesus, where he longed to be.
Jim and Wilma were so blessed to spend the last 5 years of their active ministry, 2014-2019 pastoring back at Trinity in Pryor, OK.
He is survived by his wife Wilma Millikin of the home, his son, Jimmy J. and daughter in law, Shauna {Meadow} Millikin; grandchildren, Carli Rose Millikin and Landon John Millikin all of Claremore, OK.
A sister-in-law, Linda Millikin of Branson, MO. sister in laws, Neona Criner of Haskel, OK. Mildred Moore of Chelsea, OK. Wanda Brake of Coweta, OK. Alice Criner of Coweta, OK. Ruth Collins & husband Dean of Paden, OK. and a host of nieces and nephews.
Jim is preceded in death by his two sons, Jimmy Dewayne Millikin and Marty Don Millikin of Claremore, OK. his parents, Dan & Rosa Millikin, sister, Maxine Spotti & husband Buddy and brother, Monte Millikin.
his beloved mother and father in law, Toy and Clare Criner, in-laws Raymond Criner, Bernice Pippin and Husband Bill, Lloyd and Marie Hubbard, Jack Moore, Joseph Green,  Harlan Brake, and Wayne Criner.
Jim will be greatly missed by all those that were blessed to know him!
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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OK-88, Claremore, OK 74017

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