William Bill McMillan

  • Born: January 27, 1948
  • Died: October 24, 2014
  • Location: Gloucester Point, Virginia

Hogg Funeral Home

3098 George Washington Hwy
PO Box 990
Gloucester Point, VA 23062

Tel. (804) 642-2136

Tribute & Message From The Family


Gloucester Point: William F. "Bill" McMillan, 66, died October 24, 2014 at VCU-MCV Hospital, Richmond. Bill was retired after more than 42 years of civil service, which he mostly served at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station as an Engineering Manager. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester. Bill loved his country and was very caring, kindhearted and funny. He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. Bill and his wife Susie lived on their boat and shared a great love of the water. Bill enjoyed amateur radio, playing golf and driving his Corvette.
He is survived by his wife, Susie McMillan; sisters, Joyce McMillan and husband Leroy Sommerfield, Joan M. Boyle and husband, Patrick; brother, James McMillan and wife, Joan; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service officiated by Reverend Dr. Douglas Nagel will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester. Inurnment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family desires memorial gifts be made in Bill's name to First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 581, Gloucester, Virginia 23061.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Susie, I will always remember the Tennis matches with Bill against the two of us , So much fun!, Hot tub in the freezing weather as well as the fun painting houses and the many, many evenings spent with the two of you during our time in Norfolk, You are both truly the best people I have known, I will regret never getting back up to see your boat. I was hoping you would make it to Charleston some day, I am so sorry not to be there for the service. Love to you today,

Posted by Nancy Nellis - Summerville, SC - old friend   November 02, 2014

We have been boat neighbors with Bill and Susie for over 10 years. I cannot count the number of times Bill helped me on some electrical or mechanical project where I was over my head and his skills bailed me out. He was always there to help us in when the wind and current was foul. But even more he always upbeat, friendly, and fun to talk with about anything from boats to world affairs. All through the months of chemo and other treatments he endured, Bill was never down and put an optimistic face on what was clearly a very painful and difficult time. We will miss him dearly, Doug & Elaine MacMillan

Posted by Doug and Elaine MacMillan - Williamsburg, VA - Boating friend   November 01, 2014

So sorry for your loss!

Posted by Ronald Kingi - Bonita Springs, FL   October 30, 2014

Susie - I do not know you and Bill personally, but thru Debbie I have heard about you both for the 30 years I have known her. I am so sorry for your loss. May allof your precious memories be with you always to warm your heart and but a smile on your beautiful face. God bless you all.

Posted by teri Mewcom - Pasadena, MD - Debbie's friend from Maryland.   October 30, 2014

We have such good memories of our time with Bill and Susie each we docked our boat in YRYH marina. One of the most fun was volunteering with them at a political rally in VA. We had many meals together and many good times. I was shocked to learn of Bill's passing and I am broken hearted. I actually have the photo displayed above in my phone's "friends" folder. It's a great one. One of Bill's phrases he used during conversations that would make us smile was "don't ask me why" and I suppose this time he means it. Love you Bill and Susie.

Posted by Jim and Liz Strong - Hideaway, TX - Friends   October 29, 2014

I have fond memories of sharing our boating experiences. Had always planned on accepting your offer to go visit your seaworthy craft. Just where does time go? Envied so your boating life style and the location you chose for berthing. You will be missed SHIPMATE. Lou Kehrli

Posted by Lou Kehrli - Memphis, TN   October 29, 2014

Susie Joan ,Pat Family So sorry to hear of Bill's illness and passing . Prayers for you and your family . The Kehrli's

Posted by sandy and lou kehrli - Memphis, TN - friends   October 29, 2014

Sending you our love and prayers Aunt Susie and family.

Posted by Jennifer Pitt - McKinney, TX - Susie's Niece   October 29, 2014