Army Sergeant First Class (Retired) E.D. Milton, 78, passed on from this life on Sunday, August 14, 2022, after a sudden illness. E.D. Milton was born on July 10, 1944 to Ed Milton and Ida Mae Thomas Milton(Deceased) of Greenville, FL.
E.D. Milton received his education from Greenville High Training School of Greenville, FL. In his early years, he was surrounded by 9 siblings whom his parents nurtured as well as his grandmother. He was also raised by a host of aunts and uncles in a close-knit community.
E.D. Milton entered the U.S. Army on November 17, 1964. He was an Infantryman in the U.S. Army. E.D. Milton served his country in the Vietnam War, where he received the Bronze Medal for Bravery during Combat operations. E.D. married his wife Mal-Sun Kim on Dec. 27, 1979. E.D. and Mal-Sun welcomed Joann Milton(deceased) on January 17, 1982. He retired from the U.S. Army on March 1, 1984. After his military service, he was employed at New Womack Army Medical Hospital in the shipping department, where he worked at for 18 years. E.D. absolutely enjoyed fishing, his favorite fish to eat was Ocean Perch. He also enjoyed watching football and basketball in his later years. He called Family and friends alike often. He was a loving husband and father. He was a man of few words, and he was quite the listener. He was very slow to anger and was a gentle giant.
E. D. is survived by his wife, Mal-Sun Milton; closest friend, Leroy and Okcha Attzs; special nephew, Jeremie Nesmith; sisters: Eddie Mae Gray of West Palm Beach, FL, Nelle Milton of Little Rock, AR Brennetta Hunter Philpot (Willie) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Jaynelle Nesmith Brown (Robert) of Orange Park, FL, and Gaynelle Walker of Jacksonville, FL; brother, Elder Willie James Milton (Carmela) of Millington, Tn and Don Milton (Joy) of Jacksonville, FL; and a host of niece, nephew and cousins. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Joann Milton; sisters: Hazel Montgomery, Joan M. Donaldson, and Linda M Walker; brother, Elder Dr. Tommy Milton; and brother- in -laws, Bernest Montgomery and Felix Gray.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 AM at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The family will greet friends prior the service from 9:15 to 10:15 AM. Burial to follow the service at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery.