Katy Funeral Home


Milton Chandler Buell Jr.

May 21, 1959January 23, 2021

Milton Chandler Buell Jr. Loving Husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away at the age of 61 on Saturday January 23,2021.

Milton was born May 21,1959 in Hartford, Connecticut to Milton Chandler and Elaine Ruth Buell. He was the 3rd of 4 children. Shortly after his birth his parents moved to California to raise their family. Where he enjoyed the California life growing up near the Pacific Coast. In 1977 at the age of 18, Milton moved to Tennessee to work at Malibu Grand Prix. Where he worked as a manager for a few years. He then relocated to Houston, Texas. Where he ultimately settled down. Not to long after coming to Houston he graduated from the Houston Fire Fighters Academy on April 22,1980. He later married and started his family, having two children who would bring him much joy. Some times love doesn’t last, Milton got his second chance at love when he met Shannon. They married January 17th, 2003. Milton went on to dedicate 35 years of his life to the Houston Fire Department. Making may friends who turned to family along the way. He respectively earned the name “Uncle Milty” among many. Ending his career as a Engineer Operator in 2015.

After Milton retired, he could be found riding his motorcycle, spending time outdoors, and being a doting grandfather. Milton was known for his wicked sense of humor. Often pranking the ones he loved most. He also became a member of Bayou City Rifles. Where he became a Range Safety officer so he could volunteer his time up until he passed. Milton was a American History buff. Often spending time reading and watching tv on the subject. He enjoyed his home life with his wife of 18 years, Shannon and their many pets.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David. He leaves behind his loving wife Shannon N. Buell, Son Milton C. Buell III and wife Lauren, Daughter Christina D. Ward and husband Keith, stepsons, Anthony Tuttoilmondo, Austin Tuttoilmondo, Grandson Skylar Ward, Sister Judy March, Brother Robert Buell and Wife Michele.

While we grieve Milton’s passing, he wouldn’t want us to be sad. To be loved by him is the ultimate gift of all. His legacy of always looking to the bright side and using his humor should live on.

Milton loved visiting the Houston Fire Museum. Old 7’s, as the Museum’s building is fondly called, is a fire station built in 1899. It currently is undergoing preservation to ensure the building will sustain another 100 plus years. The family requests that in lieu of customary remembrances that a memorial gift be made in his name to the Houston Fire Museum’s preservation project to the attention of Kate Ryther, Executive Director of the Houston Fire Museum, PO. Box 541535, Houston, Texas 77254-1535. or call 281-788-8498.


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Milton Chandler Buell Jr.

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Edwin Galvez

January 27, 2021

So sorry about this..I worked with him, very nice his attitude about everything, very happy and positive personality, also remembered his talks about how he liked to ride his bike,..I always enjoyed to hear about his trips and experiences,.. great guy to be around, learned a lot from him back in my days with Fire and Ems.. my condolences to the family, prayers and love.

George & Sharon Wheeler

January 27, 2021

Sharon and I extend our deepest sympathy to Shannon and the family. Although we did not see Milton often, Pete spoke often
of him and Milton going to the gun range. We know he will be missed.

Alan Williams

January 27, 2021

We will miss you, you was always fun be around and note a great fire fighter . God bless you

Jan Hook

January 27, 2021

Milton, I will miss you more than you know! You always made me smile, laugh, roll my eyes, and more. My prayers to Shannon, Stina, and the rest of your family. Jan Hook

Joe Leggett

January 27, 2021


God Bless you and your Loved ones, Thanks for always being. Great mentor at Houston Fire Department, and Katy. We spent many shift together at Katy and had a Ton of laughs and Calls. MAY God wrap his healing hands around your wife, kids,grandchildren and family. RIP BROTHER.

Jim Everts

January 26, 2021

What a loss. My condolences to Shannon and the rest of his family. I always enjoyed working with him, he seemed to never have a cross word to say.

Eliza (Bing) Cools

January 26, 2021

I’m so saddened to hear this news. Prayers and condolences to the entire family. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one.

I used to work with Milton at Katy Fire and he was always a great friend and mentor.

May you all find peace in this difficult time. Rest In Peace Milton. ❤️

Janica King

January 26, 2021

I have known Milton since I first joined Katy fire as a junior when I was 15. He was always joking and telling stories to entertain any and everyone who would listen. He was always there for me and a great listener! I honestly don't ever remember him having a bad day. He was always looking on the bright side of EVERYTHING. LOL
I will miss you greatly my friend. You were like a father to me and I love you very much!💜

Rick Ponce

January 26, 2021

I am a better man today for having been able to work with you at 78s for so many years. We shared many laughs and bowls of ice cream together! Even though I ride a Harley! Lol! We will miss you! Our prayers are with you all!

Ounce (ps. He gets it)

Robert Frankovich

January 26, 2021

He always made me laugh. Even on the rare occasion that he may become frustrated, he would never be malicious.
I regret to say I lost touch with him.
God bless all who love him.