Name Residence: John B. Milling Sr – Columbia,SC Date of Death: 03/01/2007 Notice COLUMBIA ù A memorial service for John Butler Milling, Sr., 89, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church, 6500 North Trenholm Rd., Columbia, S.C. 29206. The family will receive friends in the church parlor following the service. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. in Old Greenwood Cemetery, East Cambridge Street, Greenwood. The Rev. Eric Skidmore will officiate at both services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The Oliver Gospel Mission or Forest Lake Presbyterian Church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family locally and Blyth Funeral Home in Greenwood. Col. John Butler Milling, USAF (Ret.), died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at home. Born on February 27, 1918, in Greenwood, he was a son of the late Butler Brooks Milling and Janie McKellar Milling. He attended Greenwood High School and graduated from The Citadel Military College in 1939 with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering. He served thirty years active duty in the USAF. He was a pilot in the 100th Bomb Wing during WW II in Europe and afterwards served in many capacities around the world. He served the City of Columbia as a civil engineer for four years before becoming the director of the physical plant at Crafts Farrow State Department of Mental Health until he retired in 1983. He enjoyed flying, air streaming, fishing and playing golf. When asked what he wanted to be remembered for, he replied ôI want to be remembered for my great love for my family and that I was married for 65 years to Nanette.ö Surviving are sons, John B. Milling of Wedgefield and Brooks C. Milling of Plum Branch; daughters, Gail M. Gore of McCormick and Cynthia M. Jackson of Newberry; six grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and sister, Neely M. Todd of Rock Hill. Mr. Milling was predeceased by his wife, Nanette C. Milling; sisters, Anne M. Anderson and Elizabeth M. Ulmer; brother, Charles; and grandson, Michael J. Milling.
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