The Obit For Bill Milligan

William R. Milligan, Jr.
April 23, 1930 - November 4, 2012

Canale Funeral Directors
November 6, 2012


William ("Bill"/"Moose") R. Milligan Jr., 82, died November 4, 2012 at home of natural causes. He was the only child born to William R. Milligan Sr. and Ruth Heckle Milligan and was raised in Memphis. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1948.

After graduation, "Moose" was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and played minor league professional baseball until 1952. He married Marjorie F. Park in 1950.

Bill spent his military career in the Air Force where he also played baseball. His professional career in Memphis was spent in the construction industry where he was an executive with Carrier Ready Mix and retired about ten years ago.

Moose was an avid semi pro baseball player in Memphis for many years and later an accomplished masters handball player, playing in tournaments throughout the region for many years. He was a member of the Christian Brothers Hall of Fame and the Memphis Park Commission Hall of Fame.

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie and his son Stephen J. Milligan.

He is survived by his children; Michael P. Milligan of Hopkinsville KY, Susan J. Ewing of Memphis, William C. Milligan of Memphis, Anne M. Milligan of Louisville KY, Daniel L. Milligan of San Francisco CA & Mary M. Horwitz of Memphis & Philadelphia PA.

He is survived by 9 grandchildren, including his most recent pride and joy, Hannah, born to Mary & Ed Horwitz in June of this year; and he is also survived by 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 6th at Canale Funeral Directors. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 7th at St. Anne Catholic Church on Highland with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery.