Clarence Leslie Millikan, 60, of Benton died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Millikan’s wishes were to be cremated. Per Clarence’s wishes there will be no funeral services. The Leffler-Poulson Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.

Clarence was born on Feb. 8, 1953, in Waukeegan, the son of Bill D. Millikan and Marie (Hogan) Millikan. He married the former Jane Ann McGuire on July 4, 1974, and she survives.

Mr. Millikan was formerly employed with the Benton Street and Water Departments for 22-plus years. He was a member of Local 318 Class B, and served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and Army National Guard. Before his health failed him, he enjoyed riding motorcycles and restoring antique cars.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Ann Millikan of Benton; a son, Eric Shane Millikan and wife Mary of Benton; his father, Bill D. Millikan Sr. of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; his twin sister, Angie Millikan of Benton; a sister Jackie Winters of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; two grandsons that called him “Pappa Bubba,” Kaden Lee and Levi James Millikan; and his close friend and neighbor, Jim Eldridge.

Clarence was preceded in death by his birth mother Marie Hogan Millikan; his stepmother, Mary Ann Millikan; and a brother, Bill D. Millikan Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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