Harold R. “Cornbread” Milam, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Harold was born October 2, 1931, in Montcoal, West Virginia to the late Cal and Qunnie (Petry) Milam.
He was a teamster truck driver for Schwebel’s and retired after 26 years of service. Harold loved spending time with his grandchildren, gardening and enjoyed playing softball with his church family. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, returning from Korea as a decorated war veteran.
Harold was the beloved husband of Rose Marie (Newberry), to whom he was married 58 years; loving father of Robert (Lori) Milam, Terry Hall, Lisa (Michael) Vaughn and Jennifer (Tim) Catherwood; dear grandfather of Paul Milam, Tiffany Hall, Katelyn Vaughn, Taya, Brooklyn, Gretchen and Madeline Catherwood; great-grandfather of Shelby, Ryan and Chase Bigley; loving brother of Paul (Sue) Milam, June Thompson, Shirley (Charlie) Kessel, Alice (James) Spangler, Mary (Jack) Ferrell and Patricia (Jim) Bussel; close brother-in-law of Deborah (Gene) Thacker and uncle/grandpa of Mariah and Briana.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Kelly, Roy and Jerry Milam; and his sisters, Agnes Freeman, Frances Coleman and Joyce Stravakis.
Services will be held 7 P.M., Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Pastor Bill Watson will officiate. Family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 P.M., at the funeral home. Military burial will take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Monday, February 11, 2013, at 1:30 P.M. Please meet at the funeral home at 12:30 P.M.
Online condolences may be left at www.waitefuneralhome.com