Reuben G Milton, longtime resident of Wolfe City, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Brookdale Willows Assisted Living in Sherman. He was born in the Aberfoyle community of Hunt County on February 27, 1920 to W.A.(Bill) Milton and Foy King Milton. He attended Aberfoyle schools and graduated from Wolfe City High School. He studied at East Texas State College (now Texas A&M Commerce) before being called into service with the Army Air Corp during WW II. Traveling as a school photographer with Hennington Studios, he met and married Frances Sharp on June 14, 1952. He owned and operated Milton Motors, the Ford dealership in Wolfe City from 1954 until 1970. He then resumed his photography career with Hennington Studios until retirement.
He was 32nd degree Mason, 50+ year member of Excelsior Lodge 505, and a member of the Scottish Rite. He was a long time member of the West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City.
His wife’s declining health prompted a move to Greenville in 2010 and subsequently to Longview where she preceded him in death in 2015. In 2018 he moved to Sherman to be closer to family.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Johnnie Lee.
He is survived by two sons: San Milton of NY, NY, and Lanny Milton and wife Lauren of Bonham, two granddaughters: Kyleen Hjembo and husband Matt of Denton and Alyssa Womack and husband Marcus of Irving, two great granddaughters: Graham Annelise Womack and Wesley Hannah Womack of Irving, three sisters-in-law, nine nephews, four nieces, their extended families and a host of friends.
The funeral service will be Monday, October 21, 2019 at 11:00. A.M. at West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City. Visitation will be at R. W. Owens Funeral Chapel from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, October 20, 2019.
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Our deepest condolences for your loss of Mr Milton, such a fine man.
so sorry, San and Lan, great man. I enjoyed his civic addition to WC.
Lanny and San:
So sorry to hear about Reuben. Thinking about you guys.
My deepest sympathy to the family.
San & Lanny : I am so sorry to have seen that Mr. Reuben passed away. HE WAS A GOOD MAN. I was also sorry for the loss of Mrs. Francis. I always enjoyed living next door to you San and especially you Lanny. We had many good times in our younger days in our little part of our alley and the tree house your dad built us. God Bless Both Of You.
SAN & LANNY: SORRY TO READ ABOUT THE DEATHS OF MR. REUBEN AND MRS. FRANCES THEY WERE FINE PEOPLE. MR. REUBEN CAME TO THE CEMETERY THE DAY I BURIED MY MOTHER. I AND MANY OTHERS WILL MISS SEEING THEM AT WOLFE CITY REUNIONS.
San & Lanny,I am so sad to read of your father and mother death notice. They were good people. I will always remember them from the old days when we lived next door to each other.