Teddy Monroe Milligan

Teddy Monroe Milligan passed from this world at 1:52 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2012 after a long illness. A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, he began this life in Charleston, South Carolina on July 14, 1934. He was 78. He married the former Fay Dalier, his bride of 59 years. Mr. Milligan was preceded in death by his parents, Benny Monroe Milligan and Virginia "Bessie" Gardner, and his nephew, Scott Milligan. Besides his wife Fay, he is survived by six children: Trudy Mounce (Steven), Jeannette (Jeff), Linda Milligan (Wayne), Carolyn Ross (Kirk), Mark Milligan (Lauren), and Paul Milligan (Toni). He leaves nine grandchildren. Mr. Milligan is also survived by his brother, Ronald Milligan (Irish), and one niece and two nephews. Mr. Milligan was an Air Force Veteran during the Korean War, a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and retired from a long career in the foreign car repair business. He was awarded a Technician of the Year award from Mercedes-Benz, served as a Boy Scout leader, and for 30-plus years worked as a Marshal for the Louisiana State University Tigers' football and baseball home games, and a longtime member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Mr. Milligan's hobbies included woodworking, reading, automotive restoration, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed history, storytelling, and NASCAR. Mr. Milligan's celebration of life services will include: visitation at Resthaven Funeral Home, Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. and will resume on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9 a.m. until funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Please sign the online guestbook at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2012