Milton Carlisle Minor Jr.

July 8, 1939January 5, 2021

Milton C. Minor, Jr., age 81, of Bloomington passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer. He was born and grew up in Danville, Kentucky. He was the son of Milton Carlisle “Judge” Minor, Sr. and Mary Louise “Tweedie” (Durham) Minor. Milton received a B.A. degree in Math, Chemistry and Physics from the University of Kentucky. He became a Math and Science instructor at Danville, High School from 1963-1965 and 1966 to 1967. He went on to receive his M.S. degree in Instructional Media (Production) from Indiana University in 1967. Milton married Marilyn Arnold Harris in 1967. They raised her son, Todd Harris (now Christiansen) and they had two daughters, Gina Minor Joly and Melissa Bosstick. Melissa married Shane Bosstick and they have four children; Brynn, Lauren, Sabrina and Kaiden. Todd and Renee have one son, Kaleb Rich-Harris. Milt was a Media Specialist at Kentucky Educational Television from 1968-1969 and then received his PhD degree as an Educational Specialist from Indiana University in 1975. In addition to his wife and children, Milt is survived by a brother, Marion (Frieda) Minor and a sister, Marilyn Minor Johnson. Milt was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mona Minor Thompson. He was an IST (Audio-visual) Tenured Professor at Tennessee Tech for 9 years and after moving to Bloomington in 1978 he became a computer programmer at Data Domain, then Bloomington Business Machines for approximately 25 years and finally at Ranac in Noblesville, Indiana from 2003 to 2007. Milt was a choir member at St. Paul United Methodist Church until 2013, in Hoosier Tonecutters and “The Daring Blenders” Quartet, then a member of First United Methodist Church. Other memberships included the Bloomington West Lions Club and KAFE (KY Alternative Fuel Energy) group. While at the University of Kentucky, he was a K-man for swimming and diving. He won the Little Kentucky Derby (bike race) for his fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha in 1963. Milt was one of Bill Gate’s ‘sweet 16”. In the late 1980’s Bill Gates assembled 16 computer experts. Periodically they would get together at a location near one of them to share ideas and learn what was prevalent in their part of the United States. Milt enjoyed remodeling his and Marilyn’s home and teaching the children and grandchildren how to play the piano, swim and the joy of a job well done. He was a very talented and generous person who will be lovingly missed by all. Many thanks to Exceptional Living Center of Brazil, Owen Valley Health Campus of Spencer and Alzheimers’s Resource Center. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Resource Services at I.U. Health; 719 W. First St; Bloomington, IN 47403 A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E. Third St. A gathering of family and friends will be on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be given at


  • Alzheimer’s Resource Services at I.U. Health


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


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Kenneth and Malissa Sparks

January 15, 2021

We were saddened to learn of Milt's passing and extend our heartfelt sympathy to all members of his family. Marilyn, we are grateful for the opportunity to have met both of you when we all had much of our lives ahead of us and to know Milt in his prime.

Milt was a thoughtful, quiet, empathetic, and multi-talented person with an innate genius for analyzing complicated issues, thinking "outside the box," and helping us less analytical thinkers understand them. We will always remember the day he explained how cars could run on water; to this day, we still do not know why they don't.

The published obituary for Milt did more than iterate his accomplishments; it touched on the essence of a man we remember fondly and with a smile.

Lori Patterson

January 13, 2021

I am Lori Patterson, I worked with Milt many years ago at BBM Office Products. He was always a calming presence and a caring coworker. He was always so proud of his wife, Marilyn and their family. My husband, Jeff Patterson, remembers Marilyn when she would bring their car to Jack Walker's Marathon service station on east third street in Bloomington, again many years ago.
Please know that your Marilyn and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Lori Patterson

Blue Butterfly Woman

January 13, 2021

I enjoyed singing with Mark & Friends at your care center
I enjoyed being present on a couple occasions when your devoted wife Marilyn visited you
I have enjoyed meeting your children and I believe they are a wonderful tribute to you
We will miss you
We love ❤️ you

Kathleen Boggess

January 10, 2021

Family of Milt,
Our family has many fond memories of Milt from when you lived on Saratoga Drive and the girls babysat for our girls. As time passed, we would see Milt at the YMCA. He was always pleasant even if we had to tell him who we were since he could not recognize our faces. It has been a long journey and he can finally rest in the arms of God. Peace be with all of you.

John Coomer

January 9, 2021

Milton was a great guy and a good friend. I am three days older than he and the principles I learned from him growing up have had a positive effect on my later life. Please accept my sympathy and know that my thoughts are much with you.
John Rice Coomer

Susan Lundgren

January 9, 2021

Walt and I will treasure the friendship we shared with Milt and Marilyn. I remember our time together when y’all came to visit us in Texas. Those are fond memories. We are sorry for your loss Marilyn and will keep you in our prayers.
Susan and Walt Lundgren