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Joseph Milby

February 5, 1940 — August 5, 2022

Joseph Warren Milby, 82, of Urbanna, Virginia passed away on August 5, 2022. Warren was the son of William H. and Louise M. Milby of Stormont, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Vivian Saunders Milby. He is survived by his brother and sister, William E. Milby and Eloise Milby Shaver, two sons Joseph Warren Milby, Jr. (Helen) of Washington, D.C. and John Kevin Milby (Anne) of Urbanna, Virginia and two granddaughters, Sarah and Kate Milby of Washington, D.C.

Known affectionately as “WoWo”, Warren attended Middlesex High School and Lynchburg College where he met the love of his life, Vivian affectionately known as “ViVi”. They married and settled in Urbanna in 1962, where he began his career with his father at William H. Milby Lumber Company. As a young man, Warren served in the United States Coast Guard reserves and was an active member of the Middlesex County Volunteer Fire Department. Warren was a member of Christ Church Parish Middlesex for more than 30 years where he served as a member of the Vestry as well as a member of the cemetery committee.

He was an avid sportsman and fan throughout his entire life enjoying fishing and golf or anywhere there was a portable bar. Warren enjoyed spending time telling stories and laughing with his family especially his two granddaughters, Sarah and Kate. Warren’s special gift to anyone who knew him was his quick wit and sense of humor.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made Christ Church Parish (Middlesex) Box 476 Saluda, Virginia 23149 or to the Middlesex County Volunteer Fire Department Box 71 Urbanna, Virginia 23175.

Arrangements made by Bristow Faulkner Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Christchurch Parish (Middlesex) on Saturday, August 13th at 2:30 p.m. with an outdoor reception following.
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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery

56 Christchurch Lane, Saluda, VA 23149

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