Danny Rickey Milen, 63, affectionately known as “Dano” and a lifelong resident of Ocoee, moved to his Heavenly home on Saturday night, Sept. 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Cleveland on Feb. 18, 1950, a son of the late Oscar and Ada Milen.
He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Clingan Ridge Baptist Church. He worked for 36-plus years until his recent retirement from the Eaton Corporation.
He loved hunting and riding four-wheelers in his free time. He loved his church and church family and worked in the Awana program for several years. He will always be remembered for being a friend to everyone he met but was most importantly a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian Noel; and one brother, Dal Milen.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Hattie Thomason Milen; one daughter, Diana Milen Lewis; one son, James Milen; one granddaughter, Landri Lewis; three brothers: Ralph Milen (Faye) and David Milen (Daphne), both of Benton, and Bobby Milen of Ocoee; one sister-in-law, Peggy Milen of Charlotte, N.C.; one brother-in-law, Charles Noel of Porter, Texas; several other extended family members and a host of special friends, co-workers and church family.
A celebration of his life will be held today, Oct. 1, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Clingan Ridge Baptist Church, 2412 Georgetown Road N.W., with the Rev. Homer Roberts officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church today from 3 until the 7 p.m. service time.
The interment will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Cumberland Shed Cemetery in Ocoee with Buddy “Raymond” Thomason, Roy Thomason, Johnny Thomason, Lige Thomason, Neil Thomason and Steve Thomason serving as pallbearers. The funeral procession will leave Clingan Ridge Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Dano and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home is honored to assist the Milen family with these arrangements.