Memorial services for Clarence H. Milligan, 70, a longtime resident of Copperas Cove, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Copperas Cove with Dr. Mark Kemp officiating. Graveside services with full military honors will follow at noon at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery. Pallbearers will be from the U. S. Army.
Mr. Milligan died Jan. 13, 2014, at home. He was born Jan. 11, 1944, in Huron, Ind.
Mr. Milligan served our country proudly for 21 years in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Bluebonnet Model A Club, Texas Woodcarvers Association, and MAFCA. He was known by friends and family as an avid gardener, wood carver, proud father and grandfather and a soldier who loved his country. He had eagerly looked forward to becoming a great-grandfather in March.
Mr. Milligan was preceded in death by his parents, John James Milligan and Flora Mlean (Winegar) Milligan; four sisters; one brother, Ives Milligan; and one grandson, Andrew Brooking.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Gail Milligan; his sons, Bobb Milligan (Dawn) of Copperas Cove, Chris Milligan of Victoria, Mike Alexander (Karla) of Killeen and Steve Alexander (Tricia) of Greenville; daughters, Annette Prince of Bedford, Ind. and Melissa Sparks (Paul) of Mitchell, Ind.; granddaughters, Krystal Milligan of Copperas Cove, Samantha Alexander and Kaitlyn Alexander of Greenville, LaDonna Sparks of Mitchell, Ind. and Valerie Milligan of Marble Falls; grandsons, Cameron Alexander of Killeen, Zakkery Milligan of Copperas Cove, Jacob Brooking and Jordin Brooking of Bedford, Ind., and Matthew Alexander of Greenville. He had one brother, Harvey Milligan of Medora, Ind.; and six sisters, Burdett Parsons, Wilma Eller, Juanita Mott, Vivian Wilson all of Washington, Ind., Retha Sons of North Vernon, Ind. and Brenda Bateman of Dover, Ohio; and one stepsister, Fern Steffe of Jasper, Ind.
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove is in charge of services.