MOUNT VERNON — Robert D. Milligan, 69, of Mount Vernon, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family after his courageous battle from complications of Agent Orange. He was born Nov. 7, 1947, in Mount Vernon, the son of Harold and Doris (Kirkpatrick) Milligan Sr. Bob served in the United States Army during Vietnam and retired in 2001 after 27 years of employment with the Foote Foundry in Fredericktown.

Bob was big fan of NASCAR and enjoyed watching his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon. He didn’t have many hobbies because most important to him was the time he spent with his family. You could always find Bob at the ball parks offering words of encouragement to his son and grandchildren over the years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Colleen (Totman) Milligan; a son, Corby Bob (Monique) Milligan; two grandchildren, Tyler Milligan and Matthew Milligan; four brothers, Harold (Nicky) Milligan Jr. of Mount Vernon, Ronald (Gail) Milligan of Mount Vernon, Jeffrey (Dee Ann) Milligan of Arizona City, Arizona, Bart Milligan of Columbus; a sister, Regina (Jim) Schroeder of Mount Vernon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bonnie Milligan, Ralph Davis, Doug Totman, Renell (Bill Davis) Annett and Kim (Steve) Auker; special niece and nephew, Melissa (Tim) Smith and Michael Bond and his daughter, Lyndsay. He is also survived by numerous other nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Milligan and two sisters, JoAnn Butler and Barbara Davis.

Friends may call Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, from 4-7 p.m., at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a Celebration of Life service will follow at 7 p.m. A graveside service with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org or the Wounded Warriors Project at www.uso.org.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Robert D. Milligan.

 

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