Maurice Millener

Maurice Millener

Friday July 7th, 1950 - Tuesday January 12th, 2021
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Mr. Maurice Millener was born July 7, 1950 to George and Myrtle Millener (Bowden) in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He graduated from Howard High School in 1968 and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1969.

He married his wife, Mary Millener, in 1976, and moved to Norfolk, Virginia. He traveled to several places throughout his military career to include Mayport, Florida,; Sugar Grove, West Virginia; Charleston, South Carolina; and finally settled in Memphis, Tennessee in 1988, where he retired in 1991. He earned several awards while serving his country to include 5 Good Conduct Medals, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and the Navy and Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal.
Maurice was highly skilled in his military career and had several hobbies. Some of which included dancing, listening to music, shopping, watching his favorite sports teams and enjoying the great outdoors.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his brothers, Frederick Millener and Lebron Millener; sisters, Gloria Jean Rodgers, and Shirley Ann Allen.

He is survived by his brother, George (Hattie Mae) Millener Jr., nephews, Paul Caffey, Dontay (Tamika) Millener, Lebron (Tonya) Millener, Jr., and Anthony Rodgers; nieces, Latasha (Quintin) Jones, Shannon Millener, Monica Rucker, Sabrina Russell, Melinda (Antwan) Ryals, and Vicki Ryals; a host of other nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and friends.

Public viewing will be held 4:00 – 6:00 pm Thursday, February 4, 2021 at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 5, 2021. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Avenue, 423-622-9995.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday February 4th, 2021 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Thursday February 4th, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    John P. Franklin Funeral Home
    1101 Dodds Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37404
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  • Graveside Service

    Friday February 5th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday February 5th, 2021 11:00am
    Chattanooga National Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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