He was born Dec. 27, 1936 at Perry, Okla., a son of Arthur and Wilna Cowell Milliron. He was raised in Perry and attended school there. He later moved to Enid, Okla., where he attended college. After college, he lived in various communities in New Mexico, working as an x-ray tech in hospitals. He returned to Oklahoma in 1989 to care for his mother. Following his retirement, he moved to Erie.
He was married to Joyce Sutherland for the past 21 years. She survives, of the home.
Additional survivors include a son, Robert Matthew Milliron and his wife, Ann, Lubbock, Texas; two daughters, Judy Hodgkiss and her husband, Ted, Georgetown, Texas, Nancy Milliron, Hobbs, N.M.; two stepdaughters, Lori McKinney and her husband, Robert, Chanute, Dina Schultz and her husband, Randy, Montgomery, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Virgil Milliron and his wife, Lou, Oklahoma City, Okla., Darrell Milliron and his wife, Doris, Watonga, Okla.; a sister, Carol Ann Walls and her husband, Keith, Huntsville, Ala.
He was preceded in death by one brother and an infant daughter.
Memorial services will be held 11 Monday, March 14 at the First Christian Church at Erie. Memorials are suggested to the Horizon Hospice and may be left at the church the day of the service, or mailed to Joyce, 529 No. Main, Erie, KS 66733. Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home.