Charlton Joseph ‘Chuck’ Milam


Charlton Joseph Milam, (Chuck) passed away in Fort Worth on March 24, 2013.

Services were held at Calvary Hill Funeral Home. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to AFIL/The Storey Lane Chateau Elevator Fund, 9312 Hunter Chase Drive, McKinney TX. 75070-4904, or to the PPVFD and EMS, 9518 Monticello, Granbury, Texas 76049.

He was born Feb. 20,1928 in Nashville, Tenn. to Katherine Isabell Milam and Charlton Jordan Milam. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Carter Milam.

He is survived by spouse, Dorothy Milam; children Michael (Faith), Mark (Michele), Stephen (Kelly), Gregory, Timothy and Katheryn Milam-Hewson (Hank); grandchildren Elisabeth, Christopher, Kate, Bryan, Jennifer, Wayne, Kevin, Abby, Kathryn, Corey and Brady; Ann Milam, mother of his children; and stepchildren Susan, Mark and Mike Henricks, and Sara Keleher.

Chuck worked for Oil Well Supply and Gardner-Denver Industries. Chuck designed mining equipment, including an invention known as the “Jumbo.” He travelled worldwide to support installation of the “Jumbo.”

In 1999 Chuck and Dorothy Henricks were married and moved to their retirement home at Pecan Plantation. They enjoyed golfing, gardening, bridge, tennis and swimming, and Chuck joined the volunteer fire department.