OBITUARY

Donald Wayne Milby

April 9, 1941June 5, 2021
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Donald Wayne Milby, 80, of Varina, was welcomed into the arms of his heavenly Father on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Pamela Gowin Milby, who was swept up 13 years prior. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Theodore Milby and Jeanette Carter Milby; sister, Gloria Milby Hodge; brother, David Hunter Milby; and nephews, Mark, Elbert Ray, Jr. and Thomas.

He is survived by his seven children, Brian Milby(Angie), Alan Milby, Laura Milby Barron (Ferrell), Darren Milby (Rowan), Stephen Milby (Emily), Benjamin Milby, Jonathan Milby (Whitney); one brother, Denwood Milby(Juanita); sister-in-law, Carolyn Milby; 14 grandchildren, Joanna, Aidan, Evan, Eva, Declan, Isabelle, Rawleigh, Baylor, Croix, Abigail, Sara, Jillianne, Avery, Jackson; and six nieces and nephews, Patricia, Joseph, Rhonda, Michael, Theodore and Douglas.

Although he graduated with a degree in Architectural Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, his career was largely based in and around the telephone industry. Before beginning these pursuits, he was a proud member of the United States Navy as a supply officer for four years. He spent many years with Bell Atlantic and transitioned into Lockheed Martin and then Neustar as a Senior NPA Relief Planner with the North American Numbering Plan Administration. He was a faithful member of Four Mile Creek Baptist Church, where he spent countless hours in service. Over the years, he could be found serving as a treasurer or occasional organist, ministering in prisons, building a home for a family in need, singing in the choir, or chaperoning youth trips. His hobbies included bird watching, riding roller coasters, playing skeeball, watching westerns, and collecting trains. He had a special affinity for playing piano, especially in the latter years.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8pm Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond.

Funeral Services will be held at 12pm Wednesday, at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church, 2950 New Market Road, Richmond, with Reverend Michael McMeniman officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.

Interment will follow in Four Mile Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

Flowers are welcome, or contributions may be made to Four Mile Creek Baptist Church.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

  • Interment

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021

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Charles Wagner

June 11, 2021

Wayne was a wonderful kind man and I felt honored to have known him and Pam.

Ellen Manson Moore

June 9, 2021

I worked with Wayne many years ago at C&P Telephone and Bell Atlantic. He was always a kind and thoughtful person who spoke so highly of his family. Please know his family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With sincere sympathy,
Ellen Moore

Manley Barden

June 9, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with each member of your family at this time of Wayne's passing. It has been many years since we were class mates at Highland Springs High School but the memories are as fresh as yesterday. He was a great friend to many and has accomplished much in his lifetime.

I wish I could have attended the visitation and would have loved being at the service tomorrow but that is not possible. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace and comfort of our Heavenly Father surround each of you today and in days to come.
Prayerfully,
Manley C. Barden

Milby Barron

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Milby Barron

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