February 20, 1928 – March 24, 2013
Charlton Joseph Milam, “Chuck” was born on February 20,1928 in Nashville, Tennessee to Katherine Isabell Milam and Charlton Jordan Milam, and passed away in Fort Worth, Texas on March 24, 2013. 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 and brother, David grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi, attending St. Aloysius School, and moved to Dallas where Chuck graduated from Highland Park High School in 1946. Chuck attended Southern Methodist University and graduated from The University of Texas, earning his Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1954. Chuck joined the Engineer’s Club and faithfully supported his beloved Longhorns. After graduation he worked for Oil Well Supply and Gardner-Denver Industries, and settled in Richardson, Texas, where children, Steve, Greg, Tim and Katheryn were born. Chuck joined Gardner-Denver Industries, designing mining equipment, including an invention known as the “Jumbo.” He travelled extensively to Great Britain, South Africa, South America, Canada, Russia and Europe to support installation of the “Jumbo” and to train engineers. Chuck was proud of the “Jumbo”, an innovation in the mining industry. At St. Paul’s, Chuck was active in the Men’s Club and Boy Scouts, and played tennis with the Paulist Fathers. In 1999 Chuck and Dorothy Henricks were married and moved to their retirement home at Pecan Plantation in Granbury, Texas. They enjoyed golfing, gardening, bridge, tennis and swimming, and Chuck joined the volunteer fire department. Chuck enjoyed being a gentlemen farmer at his property in Ranger, Texas. He loved time spent with his family and exemplified his high character through his compassion, integrity and dependability. Visitation will be at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas on March 27th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., services will follow on March 28th at noon. 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.
- Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2013
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 28, 2013
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March 29, 2013
Chuck and I were friends, co-workers and golf partners. My sympathies to the family.
March 26, 2013
I am truly sorry for your loss. Let me know if I can do anything for you.
March 26, 2013
Mark, I was sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Tracy Wright, CBRE
March 26, 2013
My dad knew Chuck Milam long before I did. Gardner Denver was a customer of my dad's company and dad always enjoyed spending time with Mr. Milam.
I will always be grateful for him letting us spend time at his two farms and being tolerant of Mark's friends antics. My sympathies for the Milam Family.