Milton Hartwell Granger, 82, of Independence, MO. went to be with his Lord, on November 29, 2014, after a long illness.
You can take the man out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the man.
Milton was born and raised in Piggott, Arkansas. He grew up on the family farm, milking cows, raising pigs and he picked his fare share of cotton.
He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Wallace. As many did, he worked as an autoworker in Flint MI. In 1960 he moved to Kansas City to attend Stephen’s School of Refrigeration. For the next 10 years he worked for Atlas Sheet Metal and Shane Heating and Air Conditioning. In 1970, Milt and Shirley bought Climatic Heating and Cooling in Independence and operated a successful business for 22 years.
Milt gave his best and worked hard every day of this life. He was a fair and honest man. He had the daily support of his loving wife Shirley, his spirituality, and the friendship of many. All of these elements defined his life as a success. A life well lived.
He enjoyed fishing on Pomme de Terre Lake and golfing with his buddies. Milt had a great short game. He also loved to help Shirley with her drapery business.
He is survived by his wife Shirley, his daughters Sonya Lange (Steve) of Leawood, Cathy Wilhite (Ron) of Raymore, granddaughters Rachele Galvan of Independence and Sarah Stuckey of Raymore, and great-granddaughter Alexandria Galvan of Independence. A sister Lou Eva Forrest (George) of Piggott, AR and numerous relatives.
Our family wants to thank St. Luke’s Hospice with their assistance in the care of and the passing of our father. They helped make it a very peaceful experience. Thank you, Kay for your medical attention, Harv for your religious support and Shelly for singing to Dad. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to St. Luke’s Hospice. There will be a private memorial service in Arkansas.