Milton Paul Pansano, 76, of Bridge City, passed away Sept. 8, in Houston.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, Sept., 13, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. John W. Harrell. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM, Monday, Sept. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Born in Port Arthur, Oct. 7, 1939, he was the son of Unus Thomas Pansano and Lelia Marie (Dugas) Pansano. Milton was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Also, he had 38 years of dedicated service with DuPont. He will forever be remembered for his love of NASCAR. He thoroughly enjoyed watching Jeff Gordon in the #24 DuPont car. He loved sports cars in general and going to any car show. You could also find him any day of the week watching the Rangers play while enjoying an ice cold Pepsi Cola, and anything sweet Mawmaw had in the pantry.
His passion for world history and American patriotism was instilled in all of his grandchildren. To pass the time he enjoyed doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles. He was also an avid reader. He read thousands of books because he truly believed that education was the key to success. He loved traveling anywhere in the United States and abroad, including many road trips on his Harley Davidson with his buddies. They visited every state with the exception of five. They even made it into the newspaper on their trip to Alaska. His quick-witted response to any situation will be remembered by those who knew and loved him. Milton was a loving husband, great daddy, an adoring brother and a superb pawpaw that believed in Jesus Christ. He will be missed dearly by all of his friends and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marion Moseley and Jeanette Pansano; brother, Warren Pansano; mother-in-law, Alma Mae Harford and brothers-in-law, Jesse Preston and Bradford Moseley.
He is survived by his wife, Karen A. Pansano of Bridge City; children, Paul Pansano and wife Xinia of Round Rock, Robyn Anniboli and husband Jack and Rhett Pansano all of Port Neches, Bambi Jewell and husband John of Forney, Cary Vandiver and wife Tammy and Darren Vandiver, all of Fannett, and Keshia Tomplait and husband Trey of Bridge City; 12 grandchildren, Megan Hoffpauir, Caleb Jewell, Anthony Anniboli, Isabella Pansano, Sheldon Vandiver, Rylee Vandiver Walker, Caleb Kincannon, Bryce Tomplait, Kammie Clement, Lexi Clement, Landon Vandiver and Laney Vandiver; two great-grandchildren, Blakely Hoffpauir and Addilyn Vandiver; sisters, Barbara Preston of Lumberton, Elaine Griner and husband Gordon of Roganville and Carolyn Sutton and husband John of Warren; brother-in-law, Eddie Hartford, of Labelle and nieces and nephews, Brad Moseley, Marilyn Moseley, Dana Leger, Gayle Soileau, John Sutton, II, James Sutton, Scott Sutton, Wanda Harford, Kaylynn Hartford and Bo Hartford.
Serving as pallbearers will be Lee Johnes, Randy Haggard, Danny Delgadillo, Bryce Tomplait, Sheldon Vandiver and Landon Vandiver. Honorary pallbearers are Caleb Jewell, John Jewell, Johnny Sutton, John Sutton, II, James Sutton, Scott Sutton, Benny Soileau, Trey Tomplait, Gordon Griner, Cary Vandiver, Darren Vandiver, T-Ray, Tim Shearin, Marlan Verdine, Fritz Delano, Wallace BeDair, Gene Morgan, Randy Bonin, Mike Mayor and Mike Roach, along with all his coffee drinking and bike riding buddies through the years.
The family would like to say thank you to the medical staff at Methodist Hospital in Houston, CVICU for their heartfelt and compassionate care for Milton.
P.S. Pawpaw we love you to the moon and back and until numbers never stop.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Bridge City UPC for “Emery’s Hope Fund” at PO Box 1590, Bridge City, TX, 77611. A baby that has stolen Milton’s heart since she was born.