Pitman Funeral Home

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Charles Willis Milliken

Date: Friday, Jan. 20
Time: 9-11 AM

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Date: Friday, Jan. 20
Time: 11 AM

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis **Meeting at 2:15 PM**

Memorial contributions may be made payable to First Baptist Church building fund, Lake St. Louis in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, Missouri 63385.

Charles (Chuck) Willis Milliken passed away at his home on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born on February 17, 1926 in Joplin, Missouri, to Edward and Delores Milliken. He is survived by his wife Nancy; granddaughter Sarah Hungate (Brad) of Richmond, VA; stepdaughters, Beth McCrary (Roger) of Greenville, SC and Cathy Ruprecht (John) of St. Louis, MO; stepson, Edmund (Bud) Essen (Pam) of St. Louis, MO; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Charles Milliken and daughter, Jane Whitely Milliken. He was raised in Dallas, Texas and later moved to Kansas City, Missouri. After graduating from Westport High School in Kansas City, he served in the Navy during WWII. He then attended the University of Missouri where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and was a Mizzou cheerleader. After college, he went to work for Whitely Oil Company which later became Whitely-Milliken Oil Company. This company was a distributer for Phillips 66 gas and propane gas in the Columbia, Missouri area. His second career was with Marsh Engineering in St. Louis, MO, where he served as their Field Engineer. He spent many hours in rock quarries, sand plants and on the rivers, designing conveyer equipment for his customers. Chuck loved to be around the water. He was a very good fisherman and taught many others the art of catching crappie. In 1959 Chuck built a 40-foot houseboat which he placed on the Lake of the Ozarks. Many memories were made there with family and friends. He found his most comfort and peace sitting on top of the houseboat at night looking at the heavens and reflecting on life. Chuck was proud of his Irish ancestry and Texas upbringing. He was a Texas gentleman and will be missed by family and friends.

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