Jerry Wayne Milligan, Sr.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Jerry Wayne Milligan Sr., 69, of Lake City passed from this life Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at his home. He was born to the late Lones and Lorene Milligan on July 12, 1949, in Jonesboro. Jerry served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and he was a member of Refuge General Baptist Church in Lake City. Jerry was very good with his hands; he was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed rebuilding old cars and trucks. He loved to go deer hunting and spending time at the lake with his family. Other than God, family was the most important aspect to Jerry’s life. Jerry loved his family very much, but he was especially proud of his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his brothers, Bernard Milligan and Don Eliott Milligan.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Brenda Ridge Milligan; sons, Jerry Wayne Milligan Jr. (Tina), Jon Milligan (Sara), and Justin Milligan (Marie); daughters, Ella Bradsher (Zach) and Mari Ann McGaughey (Heath); brother, Major Milligan; sisters, Ruth Reece and Joy Rapert; grandchildren, Amanda, Jenna, Natalie, Peyton, Caleb, Jon Marshall, Hattie, Noah, Gavin, Ryan, Secret, Haley, Justin, Regan, Jett, Jasmine, and Jaxen; and great-grandson, Graceon Wayne. Jerry also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and friends.

The visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Emerson Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Emerson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Hinkle and Jake Gilley officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Log Cemetery with the active pallbearers being Donnie Owens, Donnie Mize, Larry Smith, Thomas Howard, Larry Netterville and Luke Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Danny McFarland, Darrel Barnes, Pat Bader, William Tyler, Ed Winford, Donnie Peaster, Donald Hood and Winred Saffell.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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