Milo Sullivan of Perrin, Texas, former Secretary-Treasurer of the National Cutting Horse Association passed away May 19 at the age of 84.
Sullivan grew up in east Texas and began working in advertising sales for the Dallas Morning News and later worked for Quarter Horse Journal in Amarillo. He became Secretary-Treasurer of the National Cutting Horse Association in the late 1950s and was editor and publisher of The Cuttin’ Hoss Chatter. He left that position in 1960 to join Wayne Cook Associates auctioneers.
On leaving NCHA, he said, “My favorite project has been in building this publication. It is not a major magazine, except to cutting horse people, and to most of them, they’d rather cancel the Saturday Evening Post than the Chatter.”
Sullivan was succeeded at the NCHA helm by Zack Wood, who held the position for three decades.
Sullivan later worked in the oil field industry and as a real estate broker. He worked for Bob Tomes Ford from 1983 until 1998. He was also a regular columnist for Lone Star Horse Report for many years.
He is survived by his daughters, Debbie Cheatham of Arlington, Texas and Lynette Williams of Perrin, Texas; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of sixty-three years, Estelena, and by two brothers and four sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas.