December 29, 1948 ~ November 22, 2022

Born in: Dallas, TX
Resided in: Santa Claus, IN



The family requests that you share a favorite story of Milton with them on the online guestbook.


Milton D. Pledger, 73, passed away on November 22, 2022.

He was born December 29, 1948, in Dallas, Texas son of the late Douglas and Hazle (Yocham) Pledger.

Milton was united in marriage June 28, 1968 in Mesquite, Texas to Judy Sorrells. He had worked as a maintenance inspector for the Spencer County Court House. Milton was a man of faith and had ministered at Tell City Church of Christ, Lilly Dale Church of Christ, Agape’ Fellowship, Community Christian Church, Foster’s Ridge Christian Church and Taswell Christian Church. He enjoyed fishing, his animals, being with his family and friends and loved days with lots of sunshine.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy Pledger; children, Keith Pledger (Kim), Santa Claus, Kim Smith (Jeff), Santa Claus and Kirk Pledger (Kellie), Louisville; sister, Charlotte Oehlschaeger, Denton, TX, thirteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Wanda Anderson and Jo Flohr.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM CST on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Redemption Christian Church-Tell City Campus with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday at Redemption Christian Church from 10:00 until 11:00 AM and also after the service from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM where there will be light refreshments, celebration and remembrance.

Memorial contributions may be made to Joy of Hope Ministry which supports Master’s Children’s Ministry, that the Smith-Pledger family started, located in Uganda, Africa.

Huber Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Milton Pledger.







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  1. Very sorry to hear of the passing of Brother Milton but rejoice that he is indeed with God now❤ I have so many fond memories of him and Miss Judy from Tell City Church, Lilly Dale, Woodland and just within the community. Jim and I will always be grateful for his part in uniting us in marriage 35 years ago and also for fulfilling my dad’s last request for Milton to assist with dad’s funeral services. Milton always brought a smile and love to everyone who was in his presence. He will be missed by many. Much love, prayers and peace to Judy, Keith, Kim, Kirk and their families.

  2. Judy and family,
    We knew him as father, husband, friend, minister, man of faith. Milton touched our lives in so many ways and will be missed here on earth. We look forward to being with him at the feet of Jesus. We love you. Jesus is coming soon! Doris Jean and Phil

  3. Milton was the best pastor I had my whole christian life. He was a long time friend. I want to thank him for the many things he taught me about God’s word. He has finally finished his race! He has wanted that for many years!! Love you Judy!!

  4. Kim, I’m sorry for your Dad’s departure from this earthly life. He was a kind man. I remember him driving our school bus for a bit.

    My thoughts are with you.

    Angie (Kleaving) Gilliland

  5. I am so very heartbroken at the loss of such a Godly man. I am thankful that He is with his Father God.. He was such an influence in my life and my walk with God. 🙏

  6. Bro. Milton was like a second father to me. He was there for me at two of the most important events in my life. He baptized me in 1979 and then married me to my husband in 1990. He was such an amazing friend to my dad. I know without a doubt that he will be waiting on all of his loved ones at heaven’s gates. Thank you, Bro. Milton, for being the man of God that you were. Much love to Mrs. Judy, Keith, Kim, Kirk and your families. God bless

  7. Judy & Family
    May God lift you up and comfort you during this time. And the Angels Rejoice. Milton always had a smile on his face and a kind word. He touched so many lives in our community.
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing.

  8. Milton ,as my pastor, taught me the Bible. Until I sat under his teaching it was such a mystery. He was gifted in making it come alive. He was not only my pastor but a friend. Love to Judy and the family. Until we meet again💕

  9. So many early memories of Brother Milton. He Baptised me many years ago on Cypress Creek. A great Christian man who was loved by many. Prayer for all his family.

  10. Milton and Judy were our neighbors in Santa Claus. We loved being out in the yard telling stories with Milton and Judy. He was always there to help you if you needed an extra hand for a project.

  11. Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all. Milton was a wonderful Pastor, and my family was so blessed to be a part of Comnunity Christian.

  12. I’m sorry I couldn’t attend the services, but have been praying for comfort for everyone in the loss. Uncle Milton brought such joy and love everywhere he was present. I have so many fond memories of him at family gatherings and how he always made everyone feel so welcomed and loved. He leaves such a legacy of living his life in the likeness of Christ. I am mourning with you all at the loss, but also rejoicing with you that he is finally home with his beloved Father in heaven.

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