JUNCTION Milton Robert Cavaness, 84, of Sonora, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at Church of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Sonora. Burial will follow in Sonora Cemetery. Milton was born April 15, 1929, in Streeter, Texas, to Glen and Bertha Cavaness. He attended school in Junction, graduating from Junction High School in 1946. Milton served in the Korean Conflict obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant. Milton loved his church and his community, serving as Sutton County Commissioner for 12 years, a member of the Sonora Downtown Lions Club and the Dee Ora Masonic Lodge. He served as elder of the Church of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church of Sonora where he was instrumental in building the original sanctuary and later the Fellowship Hall. He retired from the Texas Highway Department of Transportation after 25 years of service. Milton was a member of the Masonic Lodge, being Past Master in Sonora, Eldorado and Ft. McKavett. He also served as District Deputy Grand Master and received the Golden Trowel Award. In 1988, Milton received a new heart, and is one of the longest surviving heart transplant recipients in Texas - 25 years. He spent his next twenty five years trying to be worthy of the gift he was given. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Shala; daughters Cindy Fields and husband Tryon of Sonora, Becky Bailey and husband Jim of Christoval and Linda Mullins of San Angelo,son Wayne Hill of San Angelo; three grandchildren, Tanner Fields and wife Gentry of New Braunfels, Sean Fields of Surprise, Ariz. and Kayla Fields of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Marie Robinson of Junction; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Tanner Fields, Sean Fields, Mark Robinson, Lee Bloodworth, Dayton Armke and Brian Edmiston.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25, 2013