John Wesley Milliken, 81, of Cadiz, died Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Lifeline Hospital, Wintersville, Ohio. He was born February 5, 1936 in Cadiz, Ohio a son of the late Joe and Isabel Snodgrass Milliken.
John was a coal miner having worked at Hannah, Consol, Bedway and R&F Coal Companies as a dozer operator. He was a member of the Cadiz VFD and a former part time police officer and Cadiz Township Trustee. John was an Army veteran and a Presbyterian by faith.
He is survived by his wife of sixty years Rebecca Wallace Milliken; 4 daughters: Crystal Phillipson, Jeneanne (Jay) Martin, Heather Dunfee and Leslie Milliken all of Cadiz; 8 grandchildren: Ashley, Megan, Garylee, Nicholas, Wesley, Drew, Rachel and Jorden; and 5 great grandchildren: Brycen, Emeri, Brayli, Carter and Carly; two brothers, Jim Milliken (Mary Onley) of Cape Coral, FL and Danny Joe (Lisa) Milliken of Harrisville; a sister, Wilma Lee Graham of Cadiz; and his faithful dog, Ringo.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4-8 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev Erica Harley officiating. Burial will follow at Longview Cemetery, New Athens, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison County Animal Shelter, c/o Harrison County Commissioners Office, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.