Earnest L. Milstead, 92

PHOENIX, NY – Earnest L. Milstead, 92, of Pennellville, NY, passed away on Friday February 3, 2017.

Earnest L. Milstead
Earnest L. Milstead

He was born on August 19, 1924, to his late parents, Mavis (Henson) and Dewey Milstead in Decatur, Ill.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy serving from 1942-1946.

Earnest was a member of the North Syracuse Baptist Church.

He was employed as an electrician for General Electric Company, Syracuse, for 31 years, retiring in 1985.

Surviving are his loving wife of 69 years, Gladys (Beebe) Milstead; two daughters, Diane (John) Navin and Carolyn (Jim) Comer; one son, David Lee Milstead; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two brothers, Larry Milstead and Glenn Milstead; nieces and nephews.

A calling hour will be from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday Feb. 7,  at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.

The funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Douglas (Patricia) Miller officiating.

A special tribute to Earnest by vocalist Josh Comer will be included during the service.

Spring burial with military honors will be in Pennellville Cemetery, County Route 54, Pennellville, NY.