Jerry Mack Millsaps

Published 9:35 am Monday, August 28, 2017

Jerry Mack Millsaps, 76, died on Aug. 4, 2017 in Palm Desert, Calif.

Born to Mack and Maggie (Wyatt) Millsaps on July 3, 1941 in Harmony, he grew up active in school and involved in many ventures. After graduating from high school he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959-1963. After leaving the Air Force, he began a long and distinguished career in the real estate title industry. He started as a messenger and through hard work and long hours became a co-founder and president of Provident Title Company, one of the largest independent title companies in Southern California. He served the title industry for more than 50 years. Throughout his life he was a fan of stock car racing, drag racing, golfing and the New York Yankees. He enjoyed watching all team sports and attended several World Series and NBA championship finals games. He was a dedicated father, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather. He cared for others more than himself, and will be remembered for his smile and humor.

He is preceded in death by: his parents, Mack and Maggie; his brother, Jeremy; and his sister, Pamela.

Survivors: his brother, Gary; his sisters, Marjorie, Sandra and Anne; his sons and their wives, A.J.Lee (Ju Dee) and Jerry Jackson (Lisa); 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arcadia, Calif. on Aug. 19. The graveside dedication and burial was at Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier, Calif.