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September 19, 1934 - June 10, 2020 Service Date: Private family interment will take place in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Obituaries » James Milner James LaMar Milner Jim passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.
September 19, 1934 – June 10, 2020
Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jim was surrounded by a large extended family. His parents, James Kermit and Esther Belle Milner, were proud of their son and his younger
brother, Bill. Jim stayed close to home through his undergraduate college years, graduating from the University of Arkansas with degrees in mathematics and engineering.
His professional career took him to General Dynamics Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas, where he met his wife of 61 years, Margaret Faulkner. Together, they lived through
graduate school, both of them at Virginia Tech, and enjoyed their journeys as Jim’s work led from aircraft development to the space program, where Jim worked under Wernher von Braun
on the first moon landing, and ultimately to the Washington, DC area where Jim was a consultant to the Federal government on projects ranging from high speed ground
transportation to strategic planning for post-nuclear war survival.
The proudest moments of his life were the arrival of his two sons, James LaMar Jr. and Brenton Faulkner, followed by the joy of welcoming his grandchildren, Katy Jeane Milner Ross
and her sister Elizabeth Graviano, and Drew Warner Milner and his brother Griffith LaMar Milner.
His final delight was the arrival of his great-granddaughter Allison James Ross. Jim loved classic automobiles and owned a couple of beauties, was an avid reader of history
both ancient and modern, and became a serious traveler as he and Margaret roamed the world on vacations and in retirement as long as Jim’s health permitted.
Over the years they lived in Texas. Alabama, Virginia, California, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where Jim was baptized into the Episcopal faith, and their final home in Sheridan. Jim’s heart
could carry him no further and today he ends his journey here in the foothills of the Big Horns. In addition to his wife and immediate family including grandchildren, Jim is survived by his
sister-in-law Barbara and her husband Donny Atkins of Granbury, Texas; sister-in-law Jane Milner of Plano, Texas; nephews Brian and Travis Howell and their families of Fort Worth and
Acton, Texas, respectively, and William Norman Milner, Jr. and daughter Emma of Austin, Texas, as well as extended family Jennifer and Frank Graviano of Fairfax, Virginia and Lisa
and Jeff Wells of Sheridan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William Norman Milner of Plano, Texas, and his son, James LaMar Milner Jr.
September 19, 1934 - June 10, 2020
Private family interment will take place in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Obituaries » James Milner
James LaMar Milner
Jim passed away on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.