Willie Lee Milligan

September 13, 2021


Willie Lee Milligan, of Porterdale, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021, at the age of 70. Mr. Milligan was a member of Conyers Church of God. A master plumber and electrician, he owned and operated Milligan Electric & Plumbing for 50 years. Mr. Milligan retired from DeKalb County as a Plumbing Inspector and had currently worked as Code Enforcement for the City of Porterdale. With his vast knowledge of building codes, he oversaw many residential and commercial construction sites across the Atlanta area. Mr. Milligan’s favorite hobby was to use his training and gifts as a master plumber and electrician to help others in need. In addition, he loved spending his spare time in the mountains – especially Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Mr. Milligan was preceded in death by his parents, William Lee and Hazel Mae Milligan; sister, Reba Milligan; brother, Gary Milligan.

Survivors include his loving wife, Cindy Milligan; step-daughters, Julie Temple (Brian); Meredith Howard (Andrew); grandchildren, Shea Temple, Claire Temple, Charlsie Howard, Brooks Howard; sisters, Linda Durden (John Wayne), Judy Whitley (Wayne), Pattie Whitley (Junior); brothers, Robert Milligan (Joyce), Lee Milligan (Vickie); as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and his two loving puppies, Rufford and Gracie.

A Funeral Service for Mr. Milligan will be held Sunday, September 19, 2021, 2:00 P.M., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Kenneth Morrell and Pastor Tommy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the funeral home, Saturday, September 18, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.

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September 18, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Dogwood Hill Crematory - Access Road Location
1215 Access Road
Covington, GA

Funeral Service
September 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Dogwood Hill Crematory - Access Road Location
1215 Access Road
Covington, GA

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