CAPT. JAMES W. MILLING WWII Vet Obit
By Ami August 07, 2003 at 07:12:52
CAPT. JAMES W. MILLING, USA Ret. passed into eternal rest on July 31, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Noelia Del Pilar-Milling of 62 years; daughters - Sue Milling and Deborah and her husband Al Ableman; son - James W. Milling, II and wife Aleida; five grandchildren - David, Greg, Stephanie, Christopher, Jonathan, and Anthony; three great grandchildren - Lauren, Shelby, and Garrett; brothers - R. N. "Bud" Dozier and John Truman Milling. Capt. Milling was born in Crosbyton, Texas on July 7, 1920 and grew up in Alvin, Texas. He joined the Army in 1937 and served a distinguished military career for over 21 years. He fought both in the Pacific Theater of World War II and in the Korean War. He was honored with the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, and Purple Heart among various other decorations. Capt. Milling retired from military life from the 77th Special Forces Group (SFG) at Fort Bragg, N.C. in 1958. His civilian careers were in the construction industry where he worked as an apartment construction superintendent for 8 years, partnered in a residential construction company as a home builder for 4 years, and worked in the Building Inspections Division for the City of Houston as a Building Inspector where he retired after 10 years. The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Fri., Aug. 8th at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral service with full military honors followed by Interment will be held at 10:00 am on Sat., Aug. 9th.