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Millard Fillmore Clegg, Jr.,  was born Nov. 5, 1922, in Houston, the son of Millard F. Sr. and Zubie Dunn Clegg.

He was a lifelong resident of Houston and Austin County. He grew up in various towns throughout Texas and graduated from El Campo High School in 1939 while the family was living on the Pierce estate.

Millard went on to attend the Rice Institute, graduating in 1943 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Upon graduation, Millard joined the United States Army Air Corps as a Second Lieutenant and was honorably discharged on Feb. 6, 1946. Upon his discharge from the service he went to work as an engineer for the Humble Oil & Refining Company and spent his entire career with the gas division of Humble, later Exxon, retiring from EPR in 1980.

A Methodist by faith, Millard was united in marriage to Dorothy Daniel, on June 14, 1947 in Simonton.  Millard loved spending time with his wife and family at his farm near Kenney, and later his home in Bellville, and always loved the visits by his children and grandchildren.

One of the great passions in his life was his love of family history and genealogy. He was one of the first contibutors to the World Family Tree in the 1980ís and his research is still used by people today.

Millard passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2010, in Boerne, at the age of 87.

He is survived by his wife:  Dorothy Clegg of Boerne; sons Brantley Clegg and his wife, Magda, of Houston, Dan Clegg and his  wife, Laura, of Colorado and Bruce Clegg of Katy;  daughter Ellen Gamble and her husband, Jerry, of Boerne. He is also survived by his 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; brother Joe Dunn Clegg and his wife, Margaret, of Houston; aunt: Jane Dunn of Austin and sister-in-law:  Edwina Daniel of Pipe Creek and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Millard was preceded in death by his parents.   

Visitation was 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 12, 2010 at Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.

Pallbearers: Grae Griffin, Travis Clegg, Jason Clegg, Jud Gamble, Mike Daniel. Reagan Daniel

 Funeral service was 11 a.m., Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Amy Haralson, officiating

Interment was in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

Please visit our website at and sign the register book and light a candle in memory or Mr. Clegg.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville.


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