Mr. Wetherington was a member of First United Methodist Church in Metropolis, Masonic Lodge 91 and the International Union of Operating Engineers 148.
He served in the U.S. Navy from Dec. 28, 1950 to Oct. 4, 1954. He attained the rank of BM3 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He was stationed to the USS Sequoia at Anacostia in Washington, D.C., which was the Secretary of the Navy’s Yacht. He served with the Illinois National Guard and worked as a brick mason before going to work at Electric Energy Inc. in April 1956. He retired from EEI on Sept. 1, 1990. Milton also worked as a real estate agent and owned The Campsite, a retail camping store in Metropolis.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol Holloway of Winter Park, Fla.; one son, M. Sturgis Wetherington and wife Susan of Parker, Colo.; three granddaughters, Laura Weatherson of Larkspur, Colo. and Megan Holloway and Kara Holloway, both of Winter Park; one great-grandson, Liam Weatherson of Larkspur; one great-granddaughter, Lydia Weatherson of Larkspur; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey E. Wetherington and Ethel Fischer Ditterline; his stepfather, Thomas Ditterline; his wife of 61 years, Sue Sturgis Wetherington; and three brothers, Dewey A. Wetherington, Bobby Joe Wetherington and an infant brother, Jack.
Funeral service was held Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Metropolis. Rev. Jon Cockrel and Rev. Jeff Bealmear officiating. Music was provided by Stecia Gregory, pianist/organist.
Burial followed at the Masonic Cemetery in Metropolis. Pallbearers were Jacob Lampley, Randy Lampley, Philip M. Pfeffer, Richard Trampe, Keith Wetherington and Justin Eller. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Fidelis Sunday School Class and Bob Wetherington.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 100 E. Fifth St., Metropolis, IL 62960.
Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.