James Milam, age 71 of Paducah died Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah. He was born the son of the late Muriel Milam and the late Ruth Gentry Carlisle. He worked in maintenance at Immanuel House in Hartford, CT prior to retirement. He previously worked at Wicks Lumberyard, Jackson House, and Hanks True Value Hardware. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #952 of Ledbetter, he enjoyed spending time at PIR where he competed in dirt track racing as well as gokarts. He loved to watch Dale Earnhardt Sr. race the #3 car. His employers called him, "The Fix-It Man". He was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2021 at Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home in Paducah with Bro. Mark Thweatt officiating. Burial will follow in Brook Hill Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the funeral home. Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife: Ramona of Paducah; his son: Edward Harris of Paducah; his daughter: Crystal Jones (Stephen) of Mayfield; his brother: Kenneth Milam of Dunnelon, Florida; his grandchildren: Katelyn Jones, Natalie Jones, Anna Jones, and Nathaniel Jones. and his step-mother: Wilma Milam of Deltona, Florida.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife: Virginia Copeland Milam; and by his sister: Merlin Lee Milam.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Shriners Children's Hospital, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.