Wayne Milton

Born: Wed., Jun. 11, 1952
Died: Wed., Dec. 23, 2015


Gathering of Family and Friends

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 09, 2016
Location: Neal Welcome Center


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James Wayne Milton, 63, husband of Kathy Johnson Milton, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington.

A native of Erlanger, Kentucky, Wayne was born June 11, 1952 to the late James Poague & Mary Jean Carrigan Milton. A man of varied interests, Wayne worked in several different arenas over the years, having been a youth counselor, a farm manager in the horse industry and most recently a school bus driver in the Nicholas County School system. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. Living a life  that was never boring; from motocross to hunting, fishing and camping Wayne was a true adventurer and outdoorsman. He showed horses for many years and was the consummate horseman.

Wayne was a truly dedicated historian. For decades he participated in historic re-enactments covering many eras, from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 to the Civil War and everything in between. He also portrayed Daniel Boone in a living history to hundreds of children throughout the Commonwealth. His knowledge was a huge asset to many entities; he was featured in several visitor center films for both the state and national parks systems. He spent many years filming historic programs with The History Channel and was an actor in the feature film "The Patriot."

Along with his adoring wife, Kathy, left to cherish his memory are a daughter, Rebecca (Ryan) Peterman, of Carlisle; a son, Jeremy (Lexie) Hudkins, of Vernon, Alabama; a brother, Gary Dean (Sharon) Milton, of Florence; and 4 grandchildren: Jacob, Lucas & Ellaina Peterman and Logan Wayne Hudkins.

It was Wayne’s wish to be cremated. A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, January 9, 2015 at the Neal Welcome Center in Carlisle from 2:00P.M. to 5:00P.M.

The Wayne Milton Tribute Page has been set up on Facebook to share pictures and memories.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Nicholas County Athletic Department, c/o Bodie Stevens, 395 West Main Street, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311.

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Marie Hardwrick
   Posted Thu December 24, 2015
So sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. I was his bus monitor starting this fall. I know he loved his horses and he had mentioned doing the re-enactments of the various wars.

CYNDI ALLISON HAMMONDS
   Posted Sat December 26, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. He was always a joy to be around. I have a lot of fond memories of him from the Clay Farm. My deepest sympathies and prayers are with you all. He was a kind man with a big heart and will be greatly missed.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Cyndi Allison Hammonds


Glenn Davis
   Posted Sat December 26, 2015
Thanks for many wonderful memories and raising the bar for those of us who bring history to life, everywhere! May you rest in peace. My condolences to Kathy and the family.

Claudia Glenn
   Posted Sat December 26, 2015
I never gave thought about your leaving us with so many memories before. I personally will miss you greatly and I am sure your family more so. RIP my friend, until we meet again.

Claudia Glenn

Richard and Denise Gardner
   Posted Sun December 27, 2015
Kathy and family,
Not difficult to know what to say in times like this because we know that Wayne was a good person and we always thought a lot of him. Wayne was a living miracle when he got through the first cancer he had, I remember him testifying to me at the bus garage in Paris. It sure added to my faith and assurance that God takes care of us in all ways.

Death is not our enemy but our only help through Christ to make it to heaven. We are praying that God will surely give you strength and comfort during this time.

Love and Prayers Richard and Denise

Joe and Kim DeBruler
   Posted Sun December 27, 2015
Kathy, we are very sorry for the loss of Wayne. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Rebecca Glass
   Posted Sun December 27, 2015
Condolences to Cathy and family, Wayne will be greatly missed by all that knew him. i will always remember him and always keep him and his family in my prayers. i will miss riding with him at the clay farm and sitting around the campfire with friends and family after a long day of riding. Him and Cathy always welcome one and all to jion them, loved hearing him tell his stories.
RIP Wayne til we meet again



David Kash and Lori Newton
   Posted Sun December 27, 2015
Sorry for your loss, he will be missed. We really enjoyed getting to know you both.

Calvin Caple
   Posted Sun December 27, 2015
Wayne was a wonderful guy. He lived nearby in Erlanger, KY. and we went to the same school. He will be missed by many people. My condolences to all family and friends in their time of grief.

Elizabeth Teal Lyon
   Posted Sun December 27, 2015
Sorry for your loss He has done great things in his life he will be remembered by a lot of friends. Tom and I send you our prayers

Linda Stafford
   Posted Sun December 27, 2015
It was a pleasure to meet both of you and to ride with you. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to all of his family.

David and Beverly Book
   Posted Mon December 28, 2015
We have known Wayne for nearly 40 years, we will miss him greatly! He was the best in the hobby of re-enacting and it was a joy to watch him ply his craft. Some years ago at Mansker's he was dressed as a beggar women. He came in my tent, walked behind my tables. I thought,"What in the world!" Then he spoke and I knew who it was, before that I had no idea, he was that good! More than all of those times though we will most cherish our conversations about Jesus...Wayne's eyes would light up and he would speak of the worthiness of our Lord and what He had done in Wayne's life! Our prayers are with you Kathy and Wayne's entire family!!

Kim Mulder
   Posted Fri March 04, 2016
He was such a huge part of my life .
I was in love with him and never stopped .
HE WAS REAL .
This will sadden me for the rest of my life .
He was , and always will be ... ALIVE !
He is never going to be gone as long as a horse runs free .
My heart and life were better for knowing him .
I love you Wayne .
Blessings to Kathy .... and to his family .
Kim Mulder

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