Edward Gene Milton
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Edward Gene Milton ,born Aug. 21, 1930 , passed away at age 82 on July 20 at Marshall County Hospital unexpectedly. With his unfailing curiosity, he always wondered “what happened to them.” He would want others to know we believe he had a massive stroke doing what he wanted to do during an uneventful morning.

Mr. Milton (would always rather be known as Ed or Eddie or Granddaddy) enjoyed his life to the fullest. He loved fishing for anything that would bite and chuckle heartily when he would catch something and no one else did. Always the optimist, he overcame having a stroke in May of 2012 and was determined even more to do as much as he could. He still push mowed and weed-eated with the best of them, often making others around him tired with his energy.

He was proud of his Army service with the 101st Airborne Division. He was honorably discharged in June 1952 having served overseas during the Korean War. A quote from him to the local newspaper regarding his enlistment “...I would rather volunteer. Besides, I think the Army would do me a lot of good. I have always wanted to do a little traveling and $75 a month with room and board and all medical care isn’t too hard to take...”

Forever a flirt he never failed to bring a smile to all that knew him. No one in a doctor’s office or restaurant could resist his charm and attitude as he entertained them with his quick wit and smiles.

He is survived by his daughters, Karolyn Skees (husband James) of Fredonia and Lisa Lenear (husband Charles) of Possum Trot, siblings, Ruth Dean Blunkall of Dawson Springs, William Milton (wife Mary Jane) of Murray, Kay Hopper (husband James) of Madisonville and sister in law Carole Milton of Huntsville, Ala. Everyone called him Granddaddy so we’re safe to say he had more grandchildren and great-grandchildren than we can count. Chad (Becky), April (Chuck), Andrew (Lacy), Vincent (Sara), John (Kristi), James (Jessie)} along with all the great-grandchildren and numerous other family members that he was willing to claim.

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