He was born Feb. 3, 1920 and was a lifelong resident of Meigs County.
He was a private first class in the 7th Infantry in the U.S. Army, serving in the Rome-Arno and Rhineland Campaigns in World War II. He received a Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle East Service Medal, and a Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters for multiple wounds he received.
For a short time, he worked at Union Carbide K-25 in Oak Ridge and later worked as a hand welder in the boiler shop of Combustion Engineering, where he retired after 28 years. He also farmed for many years.
He was a member and deacon emeritus of Georgetown Baptist Church and formerly a member of Brittsville Baptist Church. He had a strong love of music, particularly church hymns.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Millie Melton Millaway and Doc Lee Millaway Sr.; four brothers: Chester, Thomas, and infant twins; and two sisters: Beulah Cofer and Ollie Miller.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Hazel McKinney Millaway; son, Doc L. Millaway II and wife, Barbara, of Decatur; granddaughter, Cheryl M. Baxter and husband, Jim, of Knoxville; great-grandsons: Adam Jamison and Davis Andrew Baxter of Knoxville; sister, Myra Millaway of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with the Rev. Jerry Campbell officiating.
Interment will be in the Johnston Cemetery in Georgetown.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial may be made to Decatur United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1255, Decatur, TN 37322; Georgetown Baptist Church Building Fund or Brittsville Baptist Church Building Fund.
Please go to www.bowersfh.com and sign the guest book and offer your condolences.