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Sandy Springs Chapel

136 Mt Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA

OBITUARY

Milton Hoke Gorman

January 25, 1933August 26, 2019
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Milton H. Gorman, 86, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, passed away into eternity on August 26, 2019.

He was the husband of Dorothy Jeanette (Jan) and father of Marsha Egbert (Paul), Debbie Brewer (Danny), Vickie Barry (John), and Mark Gorman (Donna). He is survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and brother, Donald. He was born is Cragford, Alabama, on January 25, 1933. He grew up in Cedartown, Georgia, and graduated from Cedartown High School. He went to Georgia State and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in insurance and real estate. He worked for Fulton Federal Savings and Loan and SouthTrust Bank. He was a member of Wieuca Road Baptist Church. He lived in Sandy Springs for 49 years where he was very active in his community. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for over 50 years, a member of the Dot Benson Senior Center, Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful, and very active in the Sandy Springs Festival, especially the Pet Parade, for 25 years. He was also an Eagle Scout. He made a New Year’s resolution many years ago to always do something special to make someone’s day and make them smile. He was loved and respected by so many people. His nickname was Old Goat, and he was a very loveable Old Goat. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, traveling, photography and reading books. He loved and cherished his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor, loved music and dancing, and was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. Funeral Services for Milton Gorman will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel. Rev. David Shivers will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Committal services will be held immediately following the funeral service in Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, Ga.

  • FAMILY

  • He was the husband of Dorothy Jeanette (Jan) and father of Marsha Egbert (Paul), Debbie Brewer (Danny), Vickie Barry (John), and Mark Gorman (Donna). He is survived by 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and brother, Donald.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Memories

Milton Hoke Gorman

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Judi Brown

September 6, 2019

Uncle Milt and Jan have been a wonderful duo in our Kiwanis Family. They were always doing their share to make a difference in the community. Everytime you saw these two they put a smile on your face because of their big hearts.
Uncle Milt, you were loved so much. God Bless the entire family

Steve Rose

September 5, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Milt’s passing. He and Jan have always been two of my favorite friends. They were always a fixture at the Sandy Springs Festival. It won’t be the same without Milt and his big smile. Our prayers are with Jan and their family.

James Masters

September 4, 2019

The Gormans’ house was practically my second home as a youth. I was there all the time. During my visits I observed Milton and all in their natural habitat and saw some wonderful things. Things that have stuck with me forever. I saw a father who loved his wife and his children so deeply and intently. And a family that loved their husband and father as deeply. I heard and saw them on countless occasions tell one another “l love you”, give each other a hug, and pass on an encouraging word. No matter what trials and tribulations the Gormans may have had in their lives, Milton was always there to show love and support along the way.
Milton was brave, strong, and smart. As a young family, Milton would pack up the family in their big Ford station wagon, hook up the pop-up camper, and head out into the wild to experience the world and nature close up. His love of camping and traveling was passed down to his beloved children. To this day, they still go camping together, experiencing nature and maintaining that family bond of love and togetherness. Milton and Jan sewed a harvest of love and reaped that love in endless bushels.
I observed a man who could build things, work with his hands as well as his mind, cut down trees and chop firewood, worship God and trust God’s plan for him. He liked fishing, gardening, a good movie, and a good nap in his favorite easy chair. He was a BoyScout leader and helper, a hard worker, and a model American.
Milton did much in his life and Jan was a devoted wife who supported him every step of the way. She was the love of his life.
I could go on, but I will end by saying he was one of the very best men I have ever known. He taught us all so much. He taught me to say ” I love you, Milton”. We’ll try to live up to your example until we meet again.

Marti Barnes

September 2, 2019

Jan, Jerry and I are so saddened to learn of the loss of Milton.
We have many fond memories of events at the Benson Center and at the Sandy Springs Festival especially the Pet Parade.
His humor was infectious and he entertained us continuously at the great lunches we shared at the Benson Center.
The football rivalry he and Daddy (Harry Flemister) shared between
Georgia and Georgia Tech was priceless.
Milton will be in our thoughts always and you are forever in our prayers
Jerry and Marti Barnes

Jessie Carson

August 28, 2019

He was much adored by both myself and my father, Harry Flemister who shared a friendly rivalry since Dad went to Tech. Milt and Jan ,who were always together, were always a joy in pottery and at the many lunches at Benson, as well as the occasional IHOP sightings. He was an example of the best of what a happy successful marriage can be and my heart goes out to Jan. He was THE Old Goat (Greatest Of All Time) that truly elevated and embraced all others and will be sorely missed. May the many cherished memories help the family through these times of loss.

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