Hundreds of friends, colleagues, family, and fans of the recently departed David Millar, better known in these parts as Zeke Logan, gathered at the Germantown Performing Arts Center Sunday afternoon for a three-hour celebration of his life.
Ron Childers served as the emcee, introducing a number of speakers, including the Rev. Kenneth Whalum, Mayor AC Wharton, Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzola, novelist Ace Atkins, Councilman Shea Flinn, Zeke's long-time radio partner, Drake Hall, and his close friend J.T. Novarese. Musician and friend John Kilzer played several songs, including a slow and poignant rendering of the Beatles tune, "Help."
There was lots of humor, lots of heartfelt praise, and lots of words honoring Zeke's unique sense of humor and his zest for living a full life. He was a well-traveled "bon vivant," as he once labeled himself to Novarese. "That means 'fancy,'" Novarese joked. Millar leaves behind two children — Zach and Piper — and his wife, Lori.
Cited by many at the gathering as "larger than life," his passing leaves a big hole in the Memphis community. He will be missed.
To help with the family's medical expenses, go to gofundme.com/zekelogan.