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OBITUARY

Milton F. Fuchs Sr.

May 23, 1927June 12, 2020
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Milton F. Fuchs Sr. passed away on June 12, 2020 in Houston, TX shortly after his 93rd birthday.

Milton was born in Burton, TX on May 23, 1927 to Robert A. and Martha Fuchs. Milton graduated from Burton High School, Blinn Jr. College and the University of Texas at Austin in 1948. He met his wife Odea Lee Rives in Cat Spring, TX. They married in 1956 and settled in Houston. He worked his entire 38 year career for Humble Oil and Refining, which later became Exxon.

For more than 60 years Milton was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, and he is fondly remembered for his booming bass voice in the church choir. He served with the Men’s group, attended Men’s bible study and helped with the church bar-b-ques, chili cook offs and other fund-raising efforts. He was an active member of Sons of Hermann, Lodge 100, and served as Lodge President for 50 years. He also served as President of Exxon Mobil NW Retirees Club and was an active member of both SPJST Lodge #88 and American Legion Post 560.

Milton strongly believed in giving back to the community. He was always the first to volunteer for projects large and small - from delivering meals to housebound seniors for Meals on Wheels, to driving Citizens on Patrol for the Timbergrove Manor Civic Club, to helping earn grants for a variety of charities through the ExxonMobil Volunteer Program, as well as countless other charitable efforts. He also helped his friends by taking them to doctor appointments, mowing many neighbor’s yards, and was even known to give haircuts. Whatever he could do to help someone in need, he was always ready and willing. Milton served with a generous heart and always put others first. Milton also loved working with his hands and fixing things. He had a knack for figuring out how things were put together.

Forever the life of the party, Milton always had a smile to share. He enjoyed traveling, dancing, bowling, playing cards and dominoes. He was an avid Houston sports fan and cheered on the Astros, Rockets, Texans (Oilers) for many decades, as well as his beloved Texas Longhorns. He was honest, happy, outgoing, with a keen sense of humor and had many, many friends.

Milton spent the last two years of his life at Brookdale The Heights Assisted Living. He enjoyed the activities there, played countless hours of dominoes, and loved to play Bingo. He was named the “Welcome Ambassador” for his ability to quickly make people feel at ease, and he sometimes led the Sit-Er-Cise class. Milton’s legacy was a life well-lived, expressed by his love for others, and as evidenced by the many people who dearly loved him. He will be greatly missed by his family and the countless friends he made throughout the years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 50 years Odea Lee, daughter Lori Lynn, brothers Robert and Franklin and sisters Adeline Landua, Mildred Hart and Hildegard Lewis. He is survived by his sister Louise Jacob, sons Milton Fuchs Jr, Randell (Randy) and wife Kandi, daughter Lisa and husband Peter Brown and 4 grandchildren - Amy and Travis Fuchs, and Jack and Courtney Brown. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church (3606 Beauchamp, Houston, TX 77009), Meals on Wheels in your community, or to a charity of your choice.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 19th between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Pat H Foley Funeral Home (1200 West 34th Street, Houston, TX 77018). Funeral services will also be held at Pat H. Foley Funeral Home at 10:00 am Saturday, June 20th. Interment to follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Face masks will be required upon entry. Anyone who is unable to attend may watch Milton's funeral service by logging onto Facebook, search Pat H. Foley & Company, and see the livestream from our page.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Saturday, June 20, 2020

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Candice Hill Buchbinder

June 20, 2020

Milton and Lee were like my second set of parents. I have so many wonderful (and funny) memories of family vacations in the Fuchs station wagon. My dad, Leon, and Milton navigating the road from the front seat. My mom, Tommie, and Lee rode in the middle seat with Milty, Randy, Lisa and me squeezed in the third row - facing backwards of course!
Those memories stretch from early childhood to the present day and our last conversation a couple of days after his birthday. His voice was strong - almost booming as he talked about all the birthday greetings he'd received.
Milton was larger than life and his joy for living was evident in everything he did. He was a true friend to both my parents, especially in their last days.
Paul, Matthew and I will dearly miss Milton and his smiling face. He was always so happy whenever someone would walk through the door and he'd greet you with, "Well, hello there!"
We are forever grateful our families could spent last Thanksgiving together. We cherish those memories.
God bless you, Milton. Thank you for being such an important part of our life.
I hope Lee, along with Tommie and Leon, and so many others raised a heavenly brew to greet you.
Love always, Candice, Paul and Matthew

Jean Minsch

June 19, 2020

I knew Milton from the days of Humble Oil & Refining and Exxon. He would often attend the turkey suppers at Trinity Lutheran Church. Most recently I visited with him at Brookdale when he attended a birthday celebration for Alton Behrend and then at Alton's funeral earlier this year. Milton was always a friendly person.

Mo&Roxie Bronstad

June 18, 2020

Our memories of the Milton Fuchs Family began about the time of Randy's Graduation from UT .Kandi Began her Degree program in Medical Technology at Methodist Hospital in Houston where she landed a room & board "DEAL" at Milton & Lee's residence which included a sometime roommate(Lisa), Use of Randy's old car with
Road Service by Milton.
This is typical of the generosity of the Fuchs family that we grew to admire &appreciate as we began our long & beautiful friendship

Michael Fields

June 17, 2020

Although it’s been many years , as We lived down the street from you and your family on Woodbrook Lane, I remember your Father as a great man and I always saw him doing things around the house or working on something in the garage. Me and my family are sorry for your loss.

Christy Moran

June 17, 2020

Dear Randy, Milty, Lisa and families,
So sorry about Uncle Milton’s passing. He was always so kind, caring and personable. He lived a long, good life and seemed to always have a good outlook. Hold tight to all your special memories together to comfort you in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!❤️🙏🏻✝️ Sharing our sympathy...
Love, David, Christy (Fuchs), Madison and Dawson Moran

James Conrad

June 17, 2020

I will always remember Milton in his sharing himself with joy in everything we did in Men in Mission at Zion Lutheran in Houston. Indeed Milton was always in everything at Zion. If I missed breakfast Bible Study it was Milton who checked on me right away. Indeed Milton always sincerely looked out for everyone he met. All the values of being human -- truth, understanding, beauty, and good activities -- are manifestly in Milton's soul.

lavina Patterson

June 16, 2020

Fuchs Family,
So sorry for the loss of your dad. I knew Milton from the Hermann Sons Life Houston Lodge. I remember him as a devoted lodge officer and member.

Judy Hassebrock

June 16, 2020

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. Having grown up in Zion Lutheran church and my parents being connected through their many activities, I know that Milton was a wonderful, loving man. My heart reaches out to Louise Jacob, his sister as she has always been like a second mom to me as I grew up with Dinah as one of my closest friends, having so many memories with our two families. I received the text from Dinah about his passing. I felt sadness that another great person that everyone loved was gone, but I also rejoiced in knowing what a wonderful life he lived and how much he was loved. Peace for him and his family as he has gone on to his place in Heaven. Prayers for all as I know he will be missed.

Art and LaVerne Remmert

June 16, 2020

We had the pleasure of knowing Milton through Timbergrove Little League and through our daughters going through school together. Milton was such a gentleman and genuinely a nice man. I do remember how he loved to dance from dances at SPJST. In later years, my 94 year old mother, Addie Smith, got to know Milton through her husband, Gene Smith, who worked with Milton for many many years at Exxon. Art and I and my mother, Addie, send our condolences to the family. May your wonderful memories sustain you.

Danna Wessels

June 15, 2020

My Dad Marvin Wessels was best friends since his early 30’s with Milton. When I was a child I remember many Birthday Party’s for myself & my sister and Milton’s kids, in our backyards with Milton & my Dad blowing up balloons & hanging piñatas. My parents, & Milton & Lee & our families spent a lot of time together at Sons of Herman, The American Legion and SPJST. As the years moved along in my adult years I loved seeing Milton & my Dad at a Sons of Herman event, a University of Texas baseball game or a family gathering. Milton was one of the most genuine loving people I’ve ever known. His service to his community his entire life was always at the center of his heart. He definitely picked the right University to attend & support. I’m a Longhorn too, me, Milton and my Dad loved every Longhorn Victory! I’m happy knowing two old pals who have been separated since May 1998 are finally reunited again.