Clayton Milligan, Sr., 69, of Monroe, took his wings on April 6, 2022. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whom Clayton had touched in some way throughout of his memorable life. Mr. Milligan was born in Atlanta, Georgia on February 21, 1953, to the late Nealy Viola Massey Milligan and the late David Ralph Milligan. He was predeceased by his son Preston Adams; siblings, John Milligan, Jim Milligan, Joe Milligan, Martha Cayton, Nell Harrell, Shirley Henson, Archie Milligan, Donald Milligan, Minnie Sills, Eva Milligan, five siblings who died at birth.
Clayton was an exuberant man who never met a stranger. His ability to talk to anyone certainly helped him meet his wife, Kathy. Clayton and Kathy share a love story like no other that began when they married in 1971. Over the past 50 years, they’ve been through the good, the bad and the ugly, but their devotion one towards each other has never wavered. Everyone who knows Clayton knows how much he loved Kathy and the life they built together.
Clayton was also a devoted father, grandfather and friend. He has always made everyone around him feel like part of his family and while his biological family is big, so is his spiritual family. Clayton truly believed in helping everyone who crossed his path, even if it meant going without.
When Clayton wasn’t driving for USF Holland, he could be found preaching at any church that invited him or anyone who would listen. He loved to share his love for the Lord and never went a day without telling someone about the glories of God. He was a walking witness and he made it known that everything in his life was a testimony of Jesus’ love for him.
When he retired, Clayton was fishing, playing with his grandkids, taking naps, watching a western, taking walks with Kathy, talking about his plane or enjoying a meal.
Anyone who knew Clayton knew he treasured the simple things in life like cutting the grass with his zero-turn lawn mower. He was kind, loving, reliable, and a bit grumpy at times. He was a force of nature and will be terribly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
The surviving family members are, wife, Kathy Milligan; daughters, Tina Milligan and Pam Jonas; son and daughter-in-law, Clay and Judy Milligan; sisters, Ruth Milligan and Lucy Steiner; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Connie Milligan, Ronald Milligan, Jack and Kim Milligan, Paul and Kathy Milligan; grandchildren, Heather and Eddie, Rayne and Rob, Ashely and Luciano, Faithanne, Andrew, Benjamin and Stephanie, Joseph, Alyssa and Alston, Braxton; fifteen great-grandchildren
Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 09 at 3:00 p.m. at Sardis Church with Reverend Greg McKinney, Reverend Jessie Ross, Reverend Billy Green and Reverend Tim Henry. Burial will follow at Sardes Church Cemetery. Please sign the guestbook online at www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com.
Republished with kind permission from Meadows Funeral Home.