Palestine Texas High School - Class of 1967

Earl Milner, 68

Earl Hanson Milner, Jr., age 68, of Rockwall, TX, passed from this life August 30, 2017, in Dallas, TX, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 30, 1949, in Palestine,TX, to Earl Hanson Milner, Sr., and Sybil Milner. Earl was a coach for several years before transitioning to sales with Massey & Brown and then Dalco Athletics. For the last part of his life he was a broker and real estate trainer for Keller Williams of Rockwall. Earl was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, most recently the Eastridge Church of Christ in Rockwall where he is remembered as an enthusiastic singer, a loving brother in Christ and a Bible class teacher for all ages. 

Earl is survived by his loving wife: Virginia “Buffy” Milner of Rockwall; daughter: Angela Buddin and husband Jason of Austin, TX: son: Matthew “Tex” Milner and wife Kandis of Pilot Point, TX; grandchildren: London and Zoe of Austin and Thor and Aela of Pilot Point; sister: Carol Ann Cartwright and husband Wayne of Palestine; and niece and nephews: Melissa Thacker and husband Andrew and their daughters Madison and Ainsley of Frisco, TX, David Cartwright and wife Courtney and their daughters Camryn, Ellie and Audra of Frisco and Paul Cartwright and wife April and their daughter Emma of Coppell, TX; along with a host of loving relative and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Earl Milner

Service Schedule

A celebration of life will be held 3:00pm Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Eastridge Church of Christ, 670 N. Stodghill Rd., Rockwall, 75087 with Paul Cartwright officiating. 

As an alternative to flowers, memorials in Earl’s name can be made to Rockwall Cares at 2701 Sunset Ridge Dr., Ste. 109, Rockwall, TX 75032 or the SFA Varsity Club – Earl Milner Invitational at PO Box 13010, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962.