The Rev. Dr. James Harold Milligan, age 83 of Sevierville, formerly of Chesnee, South Carolina, went into the arms of his Lord Jesus, March 9th.
Jim was an avid student of the bible and had a passion for history, especially the Civil War. He ministered to Lutheran churches for over 33 years – teaching, preaching, counseling and mentoring younger Pastors. Prior to ministry he worked for the IRS for 23 years, last serving as branch manager in Elkhart IN. He enjoyed traveling, camping and visiting the local zoo wherever he was. His hobbies included everything from genealogy to woodworking and more.
He was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Mary Milligan, his brother Lyle Milligan and his son Russ Milligan.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret (Peggy) Milligan; his sons and daughters-in-love, Jim and Katrina Milligan of Sevierville, Scott and Michelle Milligan of Belfast, ME and Alisha Milligan of Greenwood, IN; grandchildren JB Milligan, Jessica Milligan Duncan, Rob Duncan, Joshua Milligan, Jake Milligan, Alex Milligan, Kelsey Milligan, Megan Milligan; great grandchildren Reilly, Patrick, and Sierra Duncan.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spartanburg, SC on April 2nd at 2:00PM. Inurnment will be held at Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, Michigan at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Spartanburg SC or to the U.S. National Park Service.