Forrest "Skip" Clair Milliron, age 75, of Warren, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at 12:24 p.m. at Cleveland Clinic of natural causes.
On Feb. 20, 1936, in Perry Township, Forrest Clinton & Letha Luella (Vasbinder) Milliron gave birth to their son, Forrest.
He married the love of his life, Lori Hogue, on July 13, 1986 and they enjoyed 24 years of marriage together.
Skip is a retiree of General Motors in Lordstown with 30 years of service. He was an avid Union Supporter, a committee man and an alternate committee man of the Local UAW 112. Skip was a soldier having served three years in the United States Army as an Air Traffic Controller with an Honorable Discharge.
Skip was a member of the Newton Falls First Baptist Church under Pastor Steve Spurlock, a loving husband, gifted father and a truly supporting grandfather. He was a traveler, a hunter, a fisherman, and a lover of the great outdoors. Wherever Skip went he always carried a smile and his laughter wrung into the hearts of those he was with and the ones he so cherished and loved.
Memories of Skip will be carried on by his loving family; his wife Lori Milliron of Warren; his daughter Michele & Fred Newman of Houston, Texas; his son-in-law Thomas Fendenheim of Akron; daughter-in-law Christine Milliron of Mineral Ridge; his step-daughter Renee Robertson of Warren; step-son Dale Robertson of Florida; his brothers Lester Milliron of Punxsutawney, Merle Milliron of Bristolville, and Lawrence and Nancy Milliron of Spartanburg, S.C.; his sisters Lois and Sam Markert of Ridgway, Gladys and Lawrence Gaston of Punxsutawney, Phyllis and Charlie Morgan of Santa Clara, Utah, Janice Parkinson of Warren, Paula Devlin of Cortland, and Brenda and Rusty Watson of Warren; his grandchildren, Daniel,Krarissa, and Tyler Milliron, Colleen Hake, Angela Davis, Garet, Danielle, and Adam Rich, Bradley Newman; and his great-grandchildren, Kaity Davis, Payton Milliron and Shyanna Hack.
Skip is a great-great uncle survived by over 70 nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Lorinda Fendenheim, and two sons, Daniel and Michael Milliron.
Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Newton Falls on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. where calling hours will be held one hour prior to service time from 10-11 a.m. Calling hours will also be held at the church on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. Cremation will follow the service.
Arrangements are being handled by James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330) 872-5440. Friends and family may view this obituary online and send condolences to www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com .