Richard B. Milne, LTC USA (Ret.)

  • Born: June 8, 1933
  • Died: October 29, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

LTC Richard "Dick" Milne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at the age of 86. Richard was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 8, 1933 to Charles Milne, Sr. and Agnes (Brady) Milne. He always loved music and as a teenager was chosen to represent his school in the citywide Boston Public School Symphony Band. Sports were also important to Richard growing up and he was part of the Edison Jr. High Boston City Baseball Champions for two years running. This love for sports stayed with him as a player and coach through his adult years.

Richard was also a strong believer in education, earning a BBA in Management from Georgia State University, where he still found time to woo the love of his life, Patsy Dykes, whom he wed in 1956. He later continued his education earning both an MBA and MA in Health Care Management.

An ROTC cadet in college, Richard initially joined the U.S. Army reserves after graduation, but decided shortly thereafter to become a career soldier in the regular army. He entered the Army Medical Service Corps, serving two tours in Europe and a tour in Vietnam with the 44th Medical Brigade, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service. He was later assigned to Ft. Sam Houston as Patient Administrator for Brooke Army Medical Center.

After his retirement from the Army in 1978, he and Pat transferred their love of antiques into a business, Milne Antiques, where he developed his talent for refinishing and upholstering antique furniture. He eventually returned to the medical field, working at the San Antonio State Hospital. He also served as an Alamo Area Council of Governments volunteer counselor and nursing home ombudsman.

He is survived by his wife, Pat, four children, Mary Kathleen (Milne) Whitaker and husband, Eric, of Hawkinsville, Georgia, Karen (Milne) Blevins and husband, Spike, of Garden Ridge, TX, Richard Milne, Jr. and wife, Darla, of Montgomery, TX, and William Patrick Milne of San Antonio. He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, Jessica Whitaker, Barrett Blevins, Kendall (Blevins) Troncoso, Cole, Kyle, Chad and Grace Milne, and 3 great-grandchildren, Connor Whitaker and Amelia and Laurel Troncoso, and Bill Dykes, his brother-in-law, and wife, Joyce.

Richard was committed to two things: his family and his country. As the heart of his family, he was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, and the perfect "Papa" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As a soldier, he carried a fierce pride for his country that never waned. Richard Milne never met a stranger. He lived his life with a wit and wisdom that endeared him to all who met him. He will be sorely missed on earth but will no doubt be entertaining the angels.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
1:15 P.M.
Interment will follow in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Pat - We are sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family will be in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.

The Waltmans

Posted by Andy Waltman - San Antonio, TX - Friend   November 07, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. We send you prayers for comfort and peace.
Karl and Cindy Kautz

Posted by Cindy Kautz - Bulverde, TX - Friend   November 06, 2019

Richard "Dick", will be so missed in our neighborhood. He always had a smile for everyone and a bit of a funny story to tell. I for one will remember his great outlook on life, it was so inspiring.

Posted by Dan Vogel - San Antonio, TX - Neighbor   November 03, 2019

Pat and family, we so regret the loss of Richard. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers .

Posted by Patricia and Bill Portier - Orlando, FL - Classmate   November 02, 2019

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