Billy J Milner, 85, passed away January 15, 2015 in Oklahoma City, OK. He was born August 10, 1929 in Woodward, OK, to Richard Milner and Orilla Shirkey (Milner).
Bill was a very humorous, ornery, and caring man that loved life. He always touched everyone’s hearts that he came in contact with and would do just about anything for anyone. He enjoyed tinkering with electronics and was the general all around handyman. His kids would say, “If Bill can’t fix it, then it cannot be fixed.”
Bill joined the armed forces in March of 1952 and was honorably discharged from the Army in March of 1954. He graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1957 and OSU-OKC in 1967. He retired as a biotechnical engineer from VA Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK in 1984.
Bill was a member of Teacup Chains Square Dance club in Edmond, OK and Territorial Squares in Guthrie, OK. He loved to square dance and all of the friends that he made while square dancing. Before Bill got ill, he would go square dancing several times a week and even if he wasn’t feeling well he would go to support the group.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Jeff Milner, four brothers, and a sister.
He is survived by his wife Jolene Milner of Edmond, OK, sister Nell Pope of San Antonio, TX, son Charlie (Janet) Milner of Edmond, OK, daughter Linda (Chris) Wilson of Boerne, TX, step-children Ronda (Craig) States of Shawnee, OK, Robert (Lisa) Tucker of Edmond, OK, Regina Hobbs of Edmond, OK, and Robyn (Max) Rinehart of Newcastle, OK, 16 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.
Service will be held at 2:00 p.m on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.
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