Dr. John Leslie Milton, born November 1st, 1935, to parents Charles Milton and Margaret Klotz Milton, passed away on Friday, August 27th. A well-loved physician, adept golfer, father, rescuer of dogs, and Rocky Mountains’ enthusiast, Dr. Milton graduated from the University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in 1957 and from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1960. He also served in the US Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
Dr. Milton is survived by his wife Cherry Ann King Milton and his children Suzanne Beard, Scott Milton, David Milton, and Sally Lesley.
Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in Llano Cemetery with Dr. Murray Gossett officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
15 Replies to “Dr. John Leslie Milton”
My parents considered John a friend and a great doctor. He would eat breakfast at their home and often go bird shooting with my dad. Don’t know if any birds were actually involved but it was a good outing! Our whole family loved him Deepest sympathy
John has been my brother-in-law since 1954, when I married his sister. He has had a deep desire to help others since I have known him. He was a professional to the core. I questioned his wisdom in moving to Amarillo when he finished medical school, but he was always sure that he made the right decision. It is especially sad when great men like John pass on.
I worked with Dr. Milton as a pharmacist providing medication for his patients when he worked with hospice. He was an absolute pleasure to work with; he cared so much for his patients.
My deepest condolences for your loss.
While I had, as husband of my late, dear wife Pat, daughter of John’s sister Gene, relatively few encounters with John, his gracious and intelligent presence has and will always stay with me. Patient and thoughtful, I recall with clarity and a smile at having been in his presence, remembering his voice and thoughtful, impactful thoughts and words. Thank you, John, for making such memories for me and no doubt for many others; rest well.
I always enjoyed working with John and just talking to him about anything. He was a exceptional man and physician. He left his mark on Amarillo healthcare and it was an honor to have known him.
Suzanne Beard, Condolences to you and your family! Prayers for peace and the blessing of loving memories, Dr. John Milton RIP
Thinking of you Suzanne and all of your extended family as you go through this sad time.
What a great asset to the medical profession and the community! He helped change Amarillo into a well known medical city! A genuinely nice man and the doctor’s doctor! He will be missed!
I’m one of John’s nephews, a son of sister Gene. What a treasure he was. I think he had a way of bringing out the best in whatever was at hand, because he was so caring and thoughtful. Of leaving you happier and more inspired than before you talked with him. How many can do this? He was a rare and wonderful man, so easy to like love and trust. God rest.
Dr Milton, my friend, my mentor! He was also a good teacher and great with our hospice patients. I loved him, respected him immensely! Rest In Peace, my friend!
John was a kind and caring physician and a great human being. I always enjoyed working with him.
My Prayers for strength and guidance for the family. My family will always be thankful for Dr. Milton taking care of our dad (Johnny Allen). My life has been enriched by my relationship with Scott and Suzanne. May God Bless and keep you.
Our friend, John, will forever be remembered by our family as a caring physician, with old school bedside manners. He cared for my mother in a professional, as well as a sensitive manner. He will always be fondly thought of as a gentle family man, with a heart for others.
-Danny Doherty and Family
When I think back to many years ago, and growing up on Milam Street, the Milton family holds a special place in my heart. Your dad was such a wonderful, thoughtful, and caring man- not only professionally, but on an every day basis. I had the honor of knowing him under both umbrellas and know you feel blessed to have had him for your Dad. I know you will miss him, as many others will, as well. I am so very glad I got to visit with him a few years ago in Amarillo- another wonderful memory! I am thinking of all of you- of course I see four very young people!!