Cecil C. Milligan

March 11, 1924October 4, 2013

Cecil C. Milligan, age 89, passed on Friday, October 4, 2013. Cecil was born on March 11, 1924 in Anthony, FL and resided in Jacksonville for most of his life. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a Marine Corp veteran of the Korean Conflict. He survived the sinking of two ships during World War II U-Boat action. He retired from CSX railroad after 35 years and was a member and former employee and board member of the Friday Musicale. His memberships included Riverside Masonic Lodge #266 and the Riverside Garden Club. Cecil was a Christian and an active member of Murray Hill Baptist Church. Quitting school at age 16 to join the Navy, he humbly received his high school diploma along with his grandson, Bill Milligan at the 2009 class of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Grace Mosely Milligan, sister Anarece Touchton and brother, Warren Milligan (Sandra), brother-in-law Robert Herrington, sister-in laws Lola Mae Wright and Harriett Milligan; daughter Cheryle Touchton (Bob), son Vaughan Milligan (Louise), four grandchildren: Chris Touchton (Whitney), Kelley Pekarek (Erick), Jim Milligan (Lauren), Bill Milligan; six great grandchildren: Noah, Ava and Ella Touchton and Abigaile, Frederick and Georgia Pekarek. Cecil was lovingly known as Granpap by many children. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Hardage-Giddens Town and Country Funeral Home located at 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jax. FL 32205. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 7, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Murray Hill Baptist Church, 4300 Post Street, with Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Memorial Park located at 7242 Normandy Blvd. with military honors and Masonic rites.


  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Bobby&Dianne Rahn

October 10, 2013

Our family goes back many years when we were growing up. Our dads both were railroaders and were retired a long time. Our deepest sympathy to Vaughan and family, Cheryl and family, and to Mrs Milligan. God has him now. God bless you and again our deepest sympathy in Mr Milligan's passing.

Tom Donahay

October 9, 2013

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family.

Tom and Joanne Donahay

Cynthia Smith

October 7, 2013

My mother always told me wonderful stories about all of her 57 first cousins. I am so thankful for our Christian family.
I will keep Grace in my prayers.
Cynthia Royce Smith
Oldest daughter of Marjorie Vaughan Royce (Cecil's cousin)

October 7, 2013


Judy Grossnickle

October 7, 2013

Nina, Dennis, Kyle and I are very sorry that our schedules prevented us from making the trip to Jacksonville for Uncle Cecil's funeral. You are in our thoughts and prayers. His passing is a great loss to all of us. I will be sending a memorial contribution in Cecil's name to Alzheimer's Research. I know he didn't have Alzheimer's. This charity uses 100% of the donation for research. Judy & Dennis Grossnickle & Nina & Kyle Perry

pamela franklin

October 7, 2013

Cecil was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. His many abilities included making the best mac and cheese ever! May you all know the Peace that passes understanding in this deep loss.

Bill King

October 7, 2013

I am very sorry for your loss. Cecil served his country gallantly, and was an impressive family man. May your grief soon leave his loved ones, replaced by the warm memories of this wonderful individual.

Pam Martin Gehle

October 6, 2013

Milligan family,
Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cousin Cecil mind was as sharp as a tack. .A month ago he told me a story a story about when my Dad was born and a story about Cousin Mary Ruth.

He loved his Grace with all his heart.

Rest in peace!
Pam Martin Gehle

Robert Reeves

October 6, 2013

I worked with Cecil for years, and I have lost a friend.

October 6, 2013