Danny Jennings Milburn

Daniel Jennings Milburn “Danny” passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2023. He was a proud native and lifelong resident of Newport News, Virginia for 81 years. He retired as a contracting officer from NASA after over 35 years of service. Danny always put his family first, loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was always honest, and always told it like it was. He was a good old country boy, an avid hunter, fisherman, and all-around outdoorsman. Danny was a former member of Deer Park Baptist Church where he sang in the choir, always offered a warm greeting, served on the personnel committee, and developed the phone ministry for elderly outreach. He volunteered and served as manager at Deer Park Little League, Pony League, and Colt League baseball.

He was preceded in death by his wife and best friend of 49 years, Phyllis Milburn; his parents, Daniel Alexander, and Lydia Milburn; and sister, Carole Thomas.

Danny is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Sharon Milburn; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Wayne Foster; grandchildren, Alex Milburn and Lacy Kegley, Austin and Nikki Watson, Maggie Foster, Ethan, and Evan Foster; and his great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Watson.

Friends are invited to visit on Thursday, March 2, 2023, at Peninsula Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Jerome A. Provenzano, M.D.

    My sincere condolences to Danny’s family and friends on his passing. He was a truly unique individual and it was a distinct honor and pleasure to share time with a fellow lover of pocket knives. He was a man of few words but still a brilliant conversationalist. He never avoided offering his opinion, whether it be on the idiocy of government, the inadequacies of the healthcare system and especially physicians, or the general irregular and illogical behavior of humans. He will truly be missed.

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