By Kyle Lovern
RAWL - The Williamson detachment of the West Virginia State Police is investigating the death of a Rawl man from an apparent ATV wreck.
The victim was identified as Christopher Milam, 35, of Rawl. He had been reported missing since Friday, according to the state police.
“I don’t think there are any other details to give at this point,” said Lt. Michael Baylous, public information officer for the state police in South Charleston. “From all early indications it was a fatal ATV crash.”
Reports say that Milam’s body was found on the river bank along the Tug Fork.
“We did respond to Rawl on Sunday for what appeared to be an ATV crash in which the operator of the ATV died,” Baylous said.
Trooper J. J. Dean is handling the investigation.
Milam was born March 11, 1979, in South Williamson, Ky. He was the son of Jimmie and Margaret Mabe Milam of Rawl. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ivan and Hettie Milam; his maternal grandfather, Jack Mabe, and a special uncle, Ivan “Pa” Milam.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his son, Christopher Bryan Milam Jr.,; one sister, Joyce (Rick) Smith of Pinsonfork, Ky.; his maternal grandmother, Patricia Lawson of Dayton, Ohio; an uncle, James R. Mabe of Dayton, and a host of other family and friends.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Hatfield Funeral Chapel with Danny Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in Rawl Community Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made by going to www.hatfieldfc.com.
Arrangements are being handled by Hatfield Funeral Chapel of Toler, Ky.
Kyle Lovern is the sports editor of the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277, or on Twitter @KyleLovern.