Toney Daniel McMillan ’63

Toney Daniel McMillan ’63, of Hot Springs, Ark., died on Nov. 22. He was preceded in death by his parents, H. W. and Elizabeth Daniel McMillan, an elder brother, Henry William McMillan, Jr., and a sister Elizabeth McMillan. He is survived by his wife, Jill Jordan McMillan, RR 5, Box 425-A, Hot Springs National, AR 71913-9804; two sons, Daniel Kevin McMillan (Paige) and their children, Matt, Ben, and Alli; and Carter Jordan McMillan (Elizabeth); two daughters, Sarah and Caroline; and a brother, David Williams McMillan. McMillan was a partner in McMillan, McCorkle, Curry, and Bennington law firm in Arkadelphia, Ark., where he practiced for the past 35 years. He was a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the American College of Trial Lawyers. Prior to the practice of law and, in what he termed his “other life,” McMillan was a Presbyterian minister, serving churches in Eldorado and Kingsville, Tex., from 1967-1972. He graduated from Davidson and then attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. His legal training was at the University of Arkansas before joining the firm founded in 1859 by his great-grandfather. Besides maintaining a thriving law practice, McMillan proudly served as a trustee of the Ross Foundation of Arkadelphia and the Harper Family Foundation of Wimberly, Tex. Despite relinquishing his pastoral role in the early 1970s, he was committed to the Presbyterian church and worked tirelessly on its behalf as an elder and lay leader. He was on the board of Louisville Theological Seminary and served Arkansas Presbytery as a member of the committee on ministry for many years. He was also well-known in his local church as a dynamic Sunday school and Bible study teacher. A self-proclaimed “yellow dog Democrat,” McMillan was an avid reader and follower of state and national politics. Despite his professional responsibilities and commitments, his most satisfying role was as grandfather. Affectionately known as “Bobbu” to his five grandchildren, he spent many happy hours catching wiggly youngsters as they bounded from the dock of his Lake Hamilton home into the water and his waiting arms, sitting on his lap to drive the boat, or baking chocolate chip cookies after a day on the water. Memorials may be made to Davidson College, Box 7174, Davidson, NC 28035-7174.