Garrett Milam, 25, of Shreveport, Louisiana, died Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Shreveport. Garrett was a native of Delaware, a resident of Shreveport for most of his life and a former resident of Hamburg. Garrett graduated from Calvary Baptist High School in Shreveport in 2012. He received his Bachelor of History degree in 2019, and his Masters of Education degree in 2020, both from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Garrett taught at Hermitage High School and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamburg.
Garrett battled a rare form of lung cancer with dignity and courage, every day for two years. The Fluker family would like to express heartfelt gratitude for his doctors, Dr. Lash & Dr. Wang, of Willis-Knighton Cancer Center and the staff of the Carpenter House for their compassion in caring for Garrett. Garrett filled the room with laughter and charisma. He will be remembered by the love that he had for his family and friends. For all who loved him and lifted him up in prayer, there are no adequate words to express our gratefulness for your sincere love and concern. All who loved him are left to cherish his memory.
He is survived by his wife, Emily Fluker Milam; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ron and Angel Fluker all of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Graveside services are 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2020, in the Hamburg Cemetery with Rev. Ty Danielson officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Barnes, Steve Harriman, Turner Roberts, Rick Sanders, Landen Stovall and Doug Webb. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made in Garrett’s name to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 352, Hamburg, AR 71646, or to Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home, Inc., PO Box 28, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Visitation will be 1:45 – 2 p.m., Tuesday at the cemetery.
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