Dale E. Milburn(1927 - 2012)

Dale Edwin Milburn, 84, St. Clair, departed this life in Town and Country Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012.

Dale was born in Barnett Dec. 16, 1927, the son of Clarence M. Milburn and wife Lola, nee Morrow.

On July 29, 1952, he was united in marriage to Marilyn Lee Smoot and five children came to bless this union.

Dale is survived by his wife, Marilyn Milburn, St. Clair; two sons, Stephen Milburn and wife Deborah, Fayetteville, N.C., and John D. Milburn, St. Clair; two daughters, Jenny Kierns and husband Jim, St. Clair, and Maggie Sedighi and husband Homer, Chesterfield; one sister, Wilma Nowell, St. Louis; one sister-in-law, Marcille Vineyard and husband Thurman, Pleasant Hope; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lola Milburn; and one infant son, John M. Milburn.

Dale was a devoted Christian and very active member of First Baptist Church, St. Clair. He was honored to serve as a deacon of the church as well as sit on the church board. Dale was always building things for the church and was there to assist in any way possible.

He was proud to have served his country in the Army National Guard, entering June 22, 1948, and receiving an honorable discharge June 21, 1956.

Dale was an ironworker by trade and retiree of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Ironworkers, Local 396, St. Louis.

He enjoyed many hobbies and interests during his life, but especially gardening and working in his yard. Nothing made Dale happier than the time spent with his children and grandchildren and the wonderful memories created will be cherished by them all.

Visitation was held after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at First Baptist Church, St. Clair, with the Rev. David Nowell officiating.

Committal services were held at 2 p.m. at Laurel Hills Memorial Gardens, St. Louis.

Memorials to First Baptist Church, St. Clair, or the are preferred.

The family was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair.

Published in The Missourian on Nov. 14, 2012