Tommie Eugene Milstid

Published 12:50 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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Tommie Eugene Milstid, born February 17, 1933, passed away on March 16, 2020.

He passed away peacefully at West Florida Hospital and has moved on to a better place.

He was the eldest son of the late Floyd Milstid Sr., and the late Maggie Lee Whittington.

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He was married to Arva Ruth Milstid, who passed away before him; and his daughters, Janet Michelle Milstid and Kara Christina Milstid, both also passed on to a better place before him.

He is survived by his son, Greg Eugene Milstid of Pace, Fla.; two brothers, James Edward Milstid and Guy Loyd Milstid of Baldwin County; and many nephews and nieces.

Brothers that have passed away are Issac Melvin Milstid, Junior Floyd Milstid, Charles Rudolph Milstid; and one sister, Ester Valois Hall.

Tommie, who was called “Gene” by friends, started his young adult life as a farmer in the Perdido area, then moved to Baton Rouge, La. and went into the construction business, mainly constructing commercial metal buildings.

After Hurricane Camille, he and his family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and played a very big part in rebuilding the Gulf Coast. He later became a real estate developer and worked until late in life.

Tommie was liked by everyone and loved by his family and now he has moved on to heaven where he can join those loved ones that passed on before him.

There will be no service at this time out of consideration of others during the current health crisis.

He will be cremated, which the family feels is best at this time.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of all arrangements