Milton Miller Midgette

Published 11:25 am Saturday, June 23, 2018

Milton Miller Midgette, 98, longtime resident of Norfolk, Virginia, recently living at The Gardens of Virginia Beach, died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital.

Mr. Midgette was a proud native of Manteo. Born April 23, 1920, he was the son of the late Anges Miller Midgett and Willie E. Midgett.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Florence Mabel Jones Midgette.

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Enlisting in the United States Coast Guard in 1941, he retired as a Chief Warrant Officer after serving his country honorably for 30 years.

Milton was a lifetime and distinguished member of the Chief Warrant and Warrant Officers Association and a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Norfolk. A member of Manteo Lodge 521 AF & AM for 71 years, he also belonged to the Norfolk Valley of the Scottish Rite, Khedive Shrine Temple of Chesapeake, VFW Post #3160, Norfolk DAV Chapter #4 and the National Sojourners. Milton served as a past commander of the Khedive Temple Legion of Honor and past president of the National Sojourners Hampton Roads Chapter #6.

Milton is survived by two daughters, Juanita Hepler (Clint) of Manteo, and Susan Leccese and (Michael) of Virginia Beach; four grandchildren, John Hepler (Heather), William M. Hepler (Shannon), Lianne Hepler (Timm McShane) and Adrienne Leccese; and five great-grandchildren.

He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a loyal friend who took great delight in his family. Milton loved to tell a good story bringing the past to life. He had a wonderful sense of humor. Still an active, youthful gentleman at 98, he will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Altmeyer’s Chesapeake Chapel, 929 S Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, Viriginia. The family will receive friends and relatives one hour prior to the service. A graveside committal with military honors will follow at Manteo Cemetery, Manteo, beginning at 4:30 pm

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children Transportation Fund, Khedive Shrine Transportation Fund, Khedive Shrine 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia, 23320 or

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at