Breckenridge Texan

Jimmie McMillan

Jimmie McMillan
July 15
17:00 2021

Jimmie McMillan, age 75, of Breckenridge, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, in the Breckenridge Cemetery with Father Don Sackett officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 16, at Morehart Mortuary.

Jimmie Ruel McMillan was born on May 14, 1946, in Breckenridge, Texas, to parents, James Forney McMillan and Elizabeth Loughry Stoker McMillan. He graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1964 and later enlisted in the United States Air Force. After his honorable discharge in 1970, Jimmie went to work with his father in the oil field. He soon took over and became an oilfield owner and operator. In later years, he became the manager at Badger Supply, a division of Petex, Ltd. in Breckenridge. Jimmie also owned and operated Breck Airways until June 2020. On September 29, 1973, Jimmie married Jan Virginia McCathren in Breckenridge. He was an avid aviator and participated in the Reno Air Races from 1982 to 1986. He also enjoyed drag racing at the Big Country Raceway and the Texas Motorplex in Ennis from 1985 to 2018. When home, Jimmie liked to mow the lawn but most of all he loved to spend time with his family and his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Elizabeth McMillan; and two sisters, Ann Le May, Laura Bevill.

He is survived by his wife, Jan McMillan of Breckenridge; three children, Traci Highfill and husband Brian of Lake Ozark, Missouri, Jennifer Dawson and husband Kelly, Jana Elizabeth McMillan, all of Breckenridge; one niece, Loughry Morrison; three nephews, Jeff Richardson, Jeremy Richardson, Mackey Bevill; and six grandchildren, Aurora, Zavier, Kade, Sam, Tulsa, Aaron.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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