Reuben G. Milton
Reuben G. Milton, longtime resident of Wolfe City, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Brookdale Willows Assisted Living in Sherman.
He was born in the Aberfoyle community of Hunt County on Feb. 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 University-Commerce) before being called into service with the Army Air Corp during World War II.
While 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 bother, Johnnie Lee.
He is survived by two sons, San Milton of New York, N.Y., 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; as well as three sisters-in-law, nine nephews, four nieces, their extended families and a host of friends.
The funeral service will be Monday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m., at West Main Church of Christ in Wolfe City. Visitation will be at R. W. Owens Funeral Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.
Published on October 18, 2019


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Judy Tiller Martin
Oct 21, 2019
I am so sad to hear the news of Reuben's passing. What a wonderful man he was and how very, very much he will be missed. I'm so sorry I couldn't make it to either the visitation or the funeral but my thoughts were with you all. Blessings.
Steve and Stephanie Johnson and Mary Marshall
Oct 20, 2019
Send our condolences in the loss of your loved one.
Alan Huesing
Oct 19, 2019
Lanny, so sorry to hear that your father passed away this week. I know this is a hard time. Sheryl and I are praying for you and your family.
Lisa Sharp
Oct 19, 2019
Love's Tapestry was purchased for the family of Reuben G. Milton by Lisa Sharp.  Send flowers
Letitia Noble
Oct 19, 2019
Rose Remembrance was purchased for the family of Reuben G. Milton by Letitia Noble.  Send flowers