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Eldred Lee Milton

July 18, 1919 - September 29, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date October 3, 2020

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Eldred Lee “Jake” Milton, 101, of Phenix passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Brookneal. He was the husband of the late Florence Moyer Milton.

Mr. Milton was born in Charlotte County, July 18, 1919, a son of the late John Wiley Milton and Grace Payne Milton. He was a member of Roanoke Presbyterian Church, a U. S. Army veteran of WWII and Korea and a retired auto mechanic.

He is survived by one son, Jeff Milton (Nancy) of Lynchburg; one brother, Lowell Milton of Lynchburg; one sister, Ann M. Jeter of Chester; one grand-Godchild, Carrie Smith-Parrett of Oxford, Miss; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Carol Smith of Lynchburg, Rayleen Harris of Brookneal, and Gretchen Brown of Phenix. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Spider, Tom and Thomas Milton; two sisters, Jean Carroll, Lillian Milton.

The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Hall for their loving care during the last years of his life.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Roanoke Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Herndon Jeffreys with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Military rites will be performed at the grave by American Legion Post #104 of Appomattox.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roanoke Presbyterian Church, c/o Mike Milton, 584 Cedar Tavern Rd., Brookneal, VA 24528 or the All-American Mutt Rescue, 5491 Johnson Mountain Rd., Huddleston, VA 24104