Nelson "Les" Milks III

August 30, 1954November 1, 2013

Nelson “Les” Milks III, 59, of Traverse City, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Les was born on August 30, 1954 in Traverse City, the son of Nelson Milks II and Anna (Lardie) Milks.

He loved hunting, hiking, camping, going for walks, and especially loved fishing. Les was very social, always in the company of friends, telling stories and greeting people with a song.

Les is survived by his father, Nelson (Pauline) Milks II; his daughters, Naomi (Tyler) Cole and Angela (Michael) McDougall; grandsons, Aiden and Lincoln McDougall; sisters, Elizabeth (Don) Sandee, Linda (Glen) Lile, and Dorene Kinee; and many nieces and nephews. Les is preceded in death by his mother, Anna Milks; sister, June Milks; and brother-in-law, David Kinee.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11:00 am at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, with visitation on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 6 pm to 8 pm, also at the funeral home. Please share your fond memories of Les at Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, (231) 946-6515.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nelson "Les" Milks III

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David Gilland

November 7, 2013

To the family of Nelson Milks III:
I am lost for words. Always enjoyed your visits at the old Ward Eaton on 8th street you were always good for a laugh or just as to ride along with me or Tenn. Rip my friend.

John Sherwood

November 5, 2013

I can still hear your buddy Grizz. You worked for me on the GTP janitorial training crew and always showed up with a smile and a warm and very likable approach to your job and your boss. You will most certainly be missed by all who knew you but will live on every time your daughters smile. Your life force will more frustration or pain.......where ever you have moved on to know you were a special part of my life. You're gonna like hanging out with my brother Jerry..........he got there ahead of you.
Your Old Buddy...........John Sherwood