Gene Milstead • December 26, 2018



Gene Milstead, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed unexpectedly on December 26, 2018. He leaves behind his devoted, loving wife Mary Elizabeth to who he was married for 64 years, three children, Norris Milstead (Peggy), Angela Post (Jim), and Eric Milstead (Stephen), two grandchildren Ryan Mackey (Shannon), and Shannon Buckley (Paul), and two great grandchildren Parker and Jack.
Born in Pensacola Florida, he graduated from Pensacola High School in 1954. He was a lifelong member of Myrtle Grove Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He loved his church family in earnest. He had a long and prosperous career with Southern Bell and retired after 40 years. He spent his retirement traveling the United States in his RV with family and friends enjoying bluegrass festivals.
The family will receive friends at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 9am till the service begins at 10am.
We will miss him dearly.

  1. Roberta Loy says:

    I met Gene and was honored to know Gene through Telco Credit Union. A gentleman, a fine man. My heartfelt sympathy to all the family.

  2. Vonda Phetteplace says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Gene while he was on the Supervisory Committee at Telco Credit Union. He was a very compassionate man and he truly believed in the credit union. I will truly miss him and my sympathy goes out to all the family.

  3. John and Jenelle Kizziah says:

    We knew Gene and Mary for over 50 years. We raised our children together and went on many ski trips as well as a train trip across Canada. Gene and I fished all over the Southeast. If he knew of a trout stream somewhere, we had to go. He and I met weekly with others for breakfast and he made you sit and listen about his children and grandchildren. Other than our Lord and Savior, Gene loved his family most of all. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

  4. Jennifer Miller says:

    Arguably the best Uncle a girl could ask for (daughter of Paul & Linda). Memories of summers spent with Gene, Mary and my wonderful cousins, will be cherished. He will sorely be missed, until we meet again.

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