Wallace Milam, 82, of Dyersburg, died Sunday, June 13, 2021, at his residence. He was born February 21, 1939, in Clarksburg, Tennessee, to the late Eldon and Annie S. Wiles Milam. Mr. Milam was a beloved history teacher at Dyersburg High School until his retirement in 1997; however, he continued adjunct work through 2003. He was hired in 1964 as the head football coach at Dyersburg Junior High School, then moved to DHS in 1965 as assistant football coach under Coach Jere Stribling. In his later years, he did the football statistics under Coach James Counce. During his high school tenure, he, Lloyd Ramer, and Nawasa Jonas worked together to transform the DHS history department into “History Land” to engage students. Mr. Milam was a John F. Kennedy assassination expert and lecturer. He spent much of his life traveling to Dallas, Texas, conducting interviews of people who were involved and researching exactly what happened that fateful day. He also spent time in Washington, D.C., researching in the National Archives. He served on the Senate Select Committee of the assassinations of both JFK and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and testified at the senate hearings. He was also an avid tennis player and former instructor.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Milam and three step-children, David Collins, Jamie Collins Hildibrand, Lucas Younger and two step-granddaughters, Keira Taylor and Pandora Hildibrand.
Cremation services are under the direction of Curry Funeral Home. We are privileged and honored to serve the Milam family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at www.curryfuneral.com