Sadly, Dr. Ronald Milliman, former SCKCB president, passed away Monday night, July 31, 2023. His family offers the following obituary for Dr. Milliman:
It is with a very heavy heart that I tell you as of 11:45pm July 31st Dr. Ronald E Milliman, AKA Dr. Ron, loving husband, son, big brother, great dad, AKA K8HSY(Happy Silly Youngster), AKA Dr. Catfish is gone. He lived a full, rich life. Stricken with blindness at an early age, only to have regained sight and then to have had it permanently lost again years later, many would have been angry, disappointed, halted, but not him. He went on to earn multiple degrees in the fields of business and psychology and went on to enjoy a long and highly acclaimed career in academia. He loved teaching, he enjoyed many small business ventures of his own, he enjoyed investing in real estate. He enjoyed life and he shared that joy with family, those he called friends, and even strangers. My dad could and would talk to anyone. Over the years as an advanced level Ham Radio operator, he logged multiple global contacts. He was one of the most positive people I have ever known and never once have I heard him say the word can’t. It just was not in his vocabulary.
He was a professor, at WKU for almost 30 years, retired in 2012, a loving husband, a great father, an entrepreneur, a ham radio operator…but what dad was at heart is a fisherman. He was never as happy as when he was sitting on our dock or out in our boat casting a line. He was all these things…but to those of us that knew him best he will always be this big kid with a fishing cap on and a grin from ear to ear as he holds up his latest prize catch. He is and will always be a mighty inspiration to those that knew and loved him.
This is K8HSY, the happy silly youngster, signing off.
According to his wishes, Ron was cremated and a celebration of Ron’s life is currently being planned. Ron asked that we not dwell on his death, but rather remember the good times and positive experiences of him we have. He also requested that any expressions of sympathy be made by donations in his name to either the SCKCB (PO Box 50339 Bowling Green, KY 42102) or Courage Kenny Handiham Program (Mail Route 78446 3915 Golden Valley Road Golden Valley, MN 55422). Both organizations are 501(c)(3) organizations, so your donations are tax deductible.