James Millikan ’44

James MillikanJames Boren Millikan, of 4200-D Blazing Star Lane, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at Wesley Long Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 21, in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, where he was a member and an elder. The family will greet friends in the Virginia Gilmer Room following the service.

He was born April 29, 1922, to Roy C. and Eva Boren Millikan.

Mr. Millikan was president of Pomona Corporation for over two decades and served on many corporate and nonprofit boards. He had a special passion for the mission of Greensboro Urban Ministry, and served on their board for many years. He was honored to be a life member of the YMCA Metropolitan Board. He also served in the U. S. Army during World War II.

Of utmost importance to him were his faith, his family and his dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his most cherished wife, Martha Anne. He is survived by sons, James B. Millikan, Jr. and wife Diane of Asheville, NC; David C. Millikan and wife Susan of Greensboro; and Frank R. Millikan and wife Friederike of Woodbridge, VA; grandsons Jay Millikan and wife Suzanne of Ann Arbor, MI, Lee Millikan of Los Angeles, CA, and Christopher Millikan of Richmond, VA; granddaughters Anne Millikan of Lancaster, PA; Rives Howard, and Maggie Marston of Greensboro; seven great grandchildren, Rosemary, Stuart, Dorothy, Louise, Iris and Eva of Greensboro, and Sam of Ann Arbor, MI. He is also survived by sisters, Anne Hornaday and Jean Frissell and husband Fred.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Greensboro Urban Ministry at 305 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27406.