MONTGOMERY, Millard Ray "Monty"

Date of birth: 25 February 1916 Baxter, Putnam County, Tennessee

Date of death: 22 November 2001 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Franklin Daily Journal, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, February 24, 2001

Millard Ray "Monty" Montgomery
Millard Ray "Monty" Montgomery, 85, 
died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at 
Todd-Aikens Health Center in Frank-
lin. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born Feb. 26, 1916, in Baxter, 
Tenn. His parents were Millard Fill-
more and Alta Mae (Beasley) Montgomery. 
He married Freda Pauline Funkhouser 
on Oct. 21, 1934, in Mill Shoals, Ill. 
She survives. He was preceded in death 
by a daughter, Carolyn Rae Montgomery; 
a brother, John R. Montgomery; and 
two sisters, Estelle Montgomery and 
Elma Sines.

He was a 1934 graduate of Fairfield 
High School in Illinois.

He was president of Culligan Water 
Conditioning, serving Franklin and 
surrounding areas, from 1950 until 
his retirement in 1996.

He was a member of First Presbyterian 
Church in Franklin, Franklin America 
Legion 205, Franklin Elks Lodge 1818, 
Franklin Masonic Lodge 107 F&AM, 
Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis 
and Hillview Country Club in Franklin.

He founded and funded the Millard R. 
and Freda P. Montgomery Nursing 
Scholarship Trust in 1998.

He was an avid fisherman, and he 
enjoyed playing golf.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran 
of World War II, serving as corporal.

The Rev. Peter F. Jessen will conduct 
a memorial service at 2 p.m. Monday 
at First Presbyterian Church in Franklin. 
There will be no calling. A private 
family graveside service will take 
place at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin. 
Arrangements are being handled by 
Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home in 

Memorial contributions may be made 
to First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. 
Madison St., Franklin, IN 46131.

Submitted by Mark E. Wirey

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