Robert D. Milligan

November 07, 1947 ‒ December 27, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Robert D. Milligan, age 69, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, December, 27, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family after his courageous battle from complications of Agent Orange. He was born on November 7, 1947 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, 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 was 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 on Monday, January 2, 2017 from 4 to 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.

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

  • Colleen, my friend I am so sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you , praying for God’s comfort and healing in the days to come . Gods Blessings.

    Love Cathie and Steve Wallace

  • Colleen,
    We are sending to you our sympathies and prayers. Please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do.
    Bink and Becky

  • Colleen,many good memories of Bob when we were in school may God bless you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Collen and family words cannot express how sadden we are for you and your family.This year has brought much sorrow and loss for many treasure your memories and know there is no more pain for him only for the ones left behind in his passing.I pray God wraps his loving arms around you and help you thru these difficult times and know we will all meet again .You will never get over your loss but you will learn to live with it . God Bless you and your family Connie and Greg Quick and family

  • Dearest Mrs. Milligan and Corb – My heart aches for you two and all your family over the loss of Bob. May you know that Kelly and I are lifting your whole family up in prayer during this difficult time. Please know that you are never alone and that Jesus is at your side day and night. God bless all of you, Debbie & Kelly Hill

  • Kiki and family–Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. God bless you all and hugs from all of us.




  • Colleen and Corby, so sorry for your loss! Bob was such a kind man and it won’t be the same going by your house when I would get off work to find Bob sitting on his porch waving as I went by. Your family has always been my 2nd family growing up and my heart breaks for you. So much sadness in 2016 and another great one lost. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers and he is at peace! Much love, Deb

  • Colleen and family:

    Please know my thoughts, prayers and love are with you at this very difficult time. God opened his arms and welcomed another angel. Peace be with you all.

  • Dear Milligan Brothers and Families, Renelle and Family and Mrs. Milligan, We were saddened to read about Robert’s death at such a young age. He certainly had a wonderful family to help him through these trying times. We are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susan (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Colleen and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May God be very near to you.
    Our prayers are with you.

  • Colleen, I am so sorry for your loss of Bob! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family❤

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew Bob in HS. He was such a nice guy and always had a smile for everyone he met.

  • So sorry for your loss. Hold your memories close and all your good familytimes. I’m sending prayers to you and your family thru difficult times.

  • I am so sorry for your loss Colleen. Many prayers and hugs to you and the family at this difficult time. I am here if you need anything. God bless and God speed Bob.

  • Colleen, Matthew, and Tyler,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Colleen,
    I am sure you know I don’t have to put into words how much Dave and I thought of Bob. I don’t think a day went by that Bob wasn’t by our side after school in the good old days. One of our most memorable day was the day you became his wife. What a great choice you both made that day and what fine lives and families we all turned out to have. May those memories someday lessen the pain your feeling today. May Dave and Bob be up in heaven reminiscing over old times.


  • Dear Colleen & Family,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved husband, father & grandfather. I know words cannot ease your pain but know you are in the thoughts & prayers of many. God Bless you & keep you.

  • Ron and Gail,

    So sorry to read of Bob’s passing. Please know my thoughts and concerns are with all of you at this difficult time.