MADILL — RalphWilliam Milligan, 64, of Kingston, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012. Ralph was born on January 1, 1948, in Sulphur, Oklahoma, to George Milligan and Dorothy Brown Milligan.
He graduated from the Byng High School and from East Central University. Ralph served his country in the National Guard before working as a conductor and training coordinator for BNSF Railroad. He retired in 2007 after 39 years of dedicated service. He was an accomplished drag racer and won the National Wally Award. Ralph was an avid fisherman and captain of his own houseboat. He will be greatly missed by his friends, family, railroad buddies, lake friends and specially his pets.
He is survived by: Darla Herndon of the home; mother, Dorothy Milligan, Byng, Oklahoma; sons, Jared Milligan and Eddie Nickerson; grandchildren, Dylan Nickerson, Dustin Nickerson, Taylor Milligan, Kamryn Milligan, Ryleigh Milligan and Aiden Wilkerson; several nieces and nephews; and friend of 40 years, Larry St. Clair.
Ralph was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Richard Paul Milligan.
Memorials may be made to the Ardmore Animal Shelter, 321 Carol Brown Boulevard, Ardmore, OK 73401 and the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a family hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at the Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill, Oklahoma. Jonette Gadd will officiate the services. Services will be under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to wattsfuneralhome.com.