US Army

David Leon Milligan

April 24, 1947 ~ May 5, 2020 (age 73)


     David Leon Milligan, 73, of Harrisburg, passed away at 3:05 PM, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Carbondale Memorial Hospital.

     David was born in Herod, Illinois on April 24, 1947 to the late Grandville and Equilla (Potts) Milligan. He married Sandra Johnson on July 17, 1981. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and he received an associate degree from Southeastern Illinois College. He was a boom truck operator for Southern Truss and Harrisburg Truss companies and a carpenter by trade. Working was his hobby but in the past, David enjoyed riding motorcycles and working on automobiles.

    David is survived by his children, son, Chris Milligan, and fiancé, Hayley Horton, of Mountain Home, Arkansas; son, Denver Milligan, and Lynn Hines of Morganfield, Kentucky; stepson, Shannon Hankins, and fiancé, Susan Schwartz, of Dale, Illinois; four grandchildren: Kaylee Milligan, Landon Milligan and Madison Milligan of Stonefort, Illinois and Kennedy Milligan of Morganfield, Kentucky; ex-wife, Sandra Milligan of Harrisburg, Illinois; special friend, Joanne Barger of Harrisburg, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.

     In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by four sisters, Vivian Hickerson, Ruby Sullivan, Faye Cissna, and Mary Pyle.

     Private graveside services for David Leon Milligan will be held. Condolences may be left for the family on his obituary page at

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