Cecil S. Milum

April 01, 1933 ‒ February 09, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Cecil S. Milum, age 81 of Delaware passed away Monday morning, February 9th, 2015 at the Kindred Community Healthcare Center in Marion just 41 days following the death of his beloved wife Joyce.

Born on April 1, 1933 in Portsmouth, Ohio Cecil was a middle child of late Scott and Sadie (Jackson) Milum. He worked as a supervisor with Sunray Stove for over 35 years but considered his work for the Lord, his true occupation.

A dedicated church member throughout his life he was a member of Radnor Baptist Church for 32 years, Valleyview Church, and most recently Eastside Mission Church. He often spoke of his hobby as the Lord and his church. He was a preacher at heart and spent many hours reading the Bible and teaching end time prophecy to others.  He was a lover of Israel and devoted supporter of Jewish people. He spoke often of his actual encounter with God during the 3 Million Man March on Washington, D.C. in 1997.

At times stubborn, he liked things his way and enjoyed playing his guitar where ever he could. He also favored fishing, and his treasured family, especially his grandchildren. In his words he was happiest “working for the Lord and saving everybody he could”. His goal was to teach as many people he could about the Lord Jesus Christ and let them know Jesus is the son of God and that God loved them just the way they are.

He is survived by his children Valerie (Michael) Seemueller of Westerville, Barbara (Kelvin) Henry of Radnor, Sandra (Roger) Miller of Radnor, Michael (Sandy) Milum of Delaware, son-in-law Terry Trefz of Cardington, 4 grandchildren Beth, Matt, Mike, Ryan, 3 great-grandchildren Evangeline, Christian, and Nora.

One who experienced much heart ache throughout his life, most recently the passing of his beloved wife of 61 years Joyce (Camp) Milum on December 30, 2014, daughter Judy Trefz, brothers William, Charles “Tom”, Robert, and Scott Milum Jr., sisters Murl Ullman, Bertha Mae Smith, Vada Williams, Elsie Morgan, and Violet Milum.

Friends may call 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware where services will follow at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Radnor Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Eastside Mission Church, 32 Joy Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015 who do so much for our community or Marion General Hospital Hospice, 278 Barks Rd W, Marion, OH 43302.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Cecil. We have many fond memories of hearing him play his guitar and sing his many gospel songs. They were so special and came from his heart. He was a good Christian man and we were blessed to have known him. We are also sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was a good wife and mother and we’re sure Cecil was lost without her. You all have our sincere sympathy. As we are out of state, we will not be able to tell you this in person but our prayer’s and thoughts are with you. God Bless.

    Ron and Mary Howald

  • To the family of Cecil I only knew him a short time & I enjoyed talking to him & telling him to be good & he looked at me with that grin he had & said NO MY special condolence to Sandy & her lovely daughter Beth from your GO BUCKS FRIEND JIM

  • I am really sorry to hear about Cecil passing away. He certainly was a good friend of mine and to a lot of other people also. I have known Cecil for many years and I worked with Cecil for a good many years at Sunray Stove Co. I want to wish his family the best of luck getting through these hard times.

    • Bob and Ruth,
      Thank you for your note. If you are able to come to his funeral please look for me. I would love to hear your stories and show you a couple pictures. Thank you for the years as his friend.

  • Barb and family I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers herewith you all.

  • To Cecil’s family I was sorry to hear of his passing. I worked with him for many years at Sunday. Your family is in my prayers.

  • To Cecil’s family I was sorry to hear of his passing. I worked with him for many years at Sunray. Your family is in my prayers.

    • Lee Ray,
      As I have been pouring through pictures I see many of you and fishing trips. Dad spoke highly of you over the years. You were a dear friend. Thank you. God bless you and keep you.

  • Barb and family, I’m so sorry for this sad time that you’re going through. As you may know my parents, George R and Mary Anne Thomas, passed 22 days apart. It’s a long journey back from losing your parents so quickly. Please feel free to reach out to me, as I’ve made the trek.

    • Laurie,
      They sure are lost not being with their other half. Its sad to watch. There is so much comfort knowing they are together again and healthy and at peace now.

  • Dear Barb
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I know he is now in a better place & happy to be with your mom again, free of pain and sickness!
    Love & prayers
    Lori Petry

  • So sorry for the lost of both of your parents so closely. They both were special people. They now are having the best times of their lives. Thinking of you

  • They were the best Aunt and Uncle anyone could wish for. I loved the summer vacations that we had together. I will miss them and love them always.

    • Tammy
      I spent 2 days this week making collages and going down memory with you and many others. We had fun every summer.
      Love you all, Sandy

  • To the family of Cecil and Joyce, it was my deepest honor to share my time with both of your parents these last few months. As a new hospice volunteer I was nervous but soon realized my fears were unfounded. Your parents had a deep faith that I viewed up close and personal. Cecil especially touched me with his gentlemanly class. My prayers will always be with the Milum family.