John Millwood, 48, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
John was born December 26, 1972, in McGehee, Arkansas, to John Dixon” J. D.” and Linda Joann Hilburn Millwood. He was raised in Pickens and received his education in Dumas, where he was a 1991 graduate of Dumas High School. After high school, John attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello, where he received his Associate’s Degree in Pre-Med Studies. During this time, John also attended McGehee Vocational School and received his Emergency Medical Services Certificate and went on to become a Paramedic. John was very passionate about his profession and worked at several Emergency Medical Services over the years including working part time at EASI. John was currently employed by Southeast Arkansas Community College, where he was a Paramedic Instructor for nine years. He also was employed by Wildfire Rescue Team, where he served as a Paramedic at the Wildman Mud Track in Pine Bluff.
John was an active member of Shannon Road Baptist Church, where he enjoyed being involved in many of the church activities. He also had served as a Fire Chief at the Watson Chapel Fire Department. John spent many Friday nights at the Watson Chapel football games, where he enjoyed dedicating his time, skills and emergency service in the event that someone got hurt. John loved his profession, his family, and all of his co-workers and friends. He touched many lives with his compassion and willingness to help others when asked. He was loved and will be missed tremendously by many.
John is survived by his loving parents, J. D. and Linda Millwood of Pickens, Arkansas; two daughters, Caitlin Millwood Shaddock of Camden, Arkansas and Hadley Millwood of Pine Bluff; sister, Susan (Billy) Reed of Sherwood, Arkansas; brother, Nicholas (Amber) Millwood of North Little Rock, Arkansas; nephew and niece, Jordan and Abby Reed; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
The family will receive friends, Sunday, March 14, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, at Robinson’s Funeral Home in Pine Bluff.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 15, 2021, 10:30 AM, at Watson Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Josh Blevins officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Cemetery in Winchester, Arkansas.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made to the EMS Foundation, www.emsmemorial.org or Shannon Road Baptist Church, 6817 Shannon Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.