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“I just learned of Dr Milne's passing. After a life depending on glasses, he performed my LASIK in 2004 which restored my vision to 20/15. My...Read More »
1 of 78 | Posted by: Dick Whetstone - St Matthews, SC

“Dr. Milne performed miraculous surgery on both of my eyes; replacing them with artificial lenses. He also prayed before each surgery and was someone...Read More »
2 of 78 | Posted by: Martin Elia - Chapin, SC

“We just found out today about Dr Milines passing, and are so very sorry to learn about that, he was a wonderful Eye Doctor, he did cataract surgery...Read More »
3 of 78 | Posted by: David & Jeanie Shaw - Columbia, SC

“I moved up here from Eastover SC beginning of January. I only heard last week of Dr Milne's passing.I was stunned. I knew of his struggle with the...Read More »
4 of 78 | Posted by: Patricia B.Ross - Yorktown, VA

“Thank you for your Christian work. I was blessed to have you as a Doctor. It touched my heart that we prayed before I went under your knife. What a...Read More »
5 of 78 | Posted by: Kristina - Little Mountain, SC

“I learned of Dr. Milne's passing just yesterday, and I have to say I was very saddened. On my first visit with Dr. Milne, I thought, here is a Gentle...Read More »
6 of 78 | Posted by: Donna Cobb - Leesville, SC

“To the Family of Dr. Milne, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Dr. Milne. I was a former patient for corrective eye surgery and never forgot...Read More »
7 of 78 | Posted by: Patty Law - Columbia, SC

“I'm saddedend to hear about the passing of Dr Henry Ludwig Milne III. Lisa often spoke about him in class and I got to learn quite a bit about a wide...Read More »
8 of 78 | Posted by: Ego U Agbasi - Houston, TX

“Dear Teresa and family,Jane and I are so profoundly sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He was one of the finest Christian men, I've ever known. I...Read More »
9 of 78 | Posted by: Dr. Bill and Jane Boulware - SC

“I was a patient of Dr. Rick for many many years. His gentle spirit and kind demeanor and soft spoken voice were very comforting when I needed eye...Read More »
10 of 78 | Posted by: Patricia R. Lewis - Columbia, SC

“I just learned on Saturday that Dr. Milne had passed away. I was so shocked. He performed Lasik surgery on me in 2001 when I was 37 years old. Having...Read More »
11 of 78 | Posted by: Lisa Meserve - Lancaster, SC

“Words cannot adequately describe the comfort and confidence I felt when Rick prayed with me before my eye surgery. The world is a better place...Read More »
12 of 78 | Posted by: Thomas A. Davis - El Paso, TX

“Remember Dr. Milne sharing a prayer with me prior to surgery. His kindness and concern made me feel safe and taken care of. Your family will be in...Read More »
13 of 78 | Posted by: Lester Owens - Chapin, SC

“May God give you strength and bless your family with comfort and peace as He surrounds you with His great love for you! ”
14 of 78 | Posted by: Shearie James - San Antonio, TX

“Teresa, we just heard about Rick and wanted to offer our sincere love, prayer and condolences to you and your family. Be comforted in your time of...Read More »
15 of 78 | Posted by: Darrell Parsons, Tim Parsons, Joshua Parsons, Alberta Parsons Co - VA

“May GOD bless all the family and friends of Dr. Milne. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family. Absent from the body--present with GOD. Dorothy...Read More »
16 of 78 | Posted by: Dorothy Geddings and Family - SC

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Dr. Milne was such a kind and gentle man. His thoughtfulness and sweet spirit was a comfort to us at every...Read More »
17 of 78 | Posted by: Sara Addy - Columbia, SC

“Rick was the first person I met when visiting college ministry at First Baptist Church in 2002. Despite planning to visit several churches, I...Read More »
18 of 78 | Posted by: Verne McGough - Irmo, SC - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I was only a schoolmate and acquaintance in school. I had an English Class with him at Airport High School. I...Read More »
19 of 78 | Posted by: Lynne Deketekeare Merrill - SC

“Teresa, Phillip and Stephen, Rick is one of the most humble, compassionate, kind, and unassuming human beings that I have ever had the pleasure of...Read More »
20 of 78 | Posted by: Beverly Branch - Columbia, SC

“I live in Tennessee now and haven't seen Rick since we graduated in 1974. At a time in my teens when I needed the right kind of friend, the Lord...Read More »
21 of 78 | Posted by: David Bailey - Cleveland, TN

“I've loved Rick for almost forty years. I still do. Joe ”
22 of 78 | Posted by: Joe Burns - Greenville, AL

“Dr. Rick transformed both my wife and my life with his excellent surgery which enabled us to see far better than we ever had. My wife Melissa could...Read More »
23 of 78 | Posted by: Charles H. Browne III and Melissa Sprouse-Browne - SC

“Sending our love and prayers for you all during this season of loss. May God's peace fill you and sustain you. ”
24 of 78 | Posted by: David and Rhonda Olshine - SC

“I was at FBC in the College Sunday School when Rick's parents taught there and Rick and Lisa were in the class. Many good memories there. I saw that...Read More »
25 of 78 | Posted by: Ronald Anders - Raleigh, NC

“We are saddened to hear of Dr. Milne's Homegoing BUT happy he is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To this day we remember when he gave his...Read More »
26 of 78 | Posted by: Al & Charlotte Evans - Chapin, SC

“I remember the day that I had an appointment with Dr. Milne and went I went into the exam room he noticed that I had something on my mind and he...Read More »
27 of 78 | Posted by: Dickand Dot Broom - Prosperity, SC

“We are saddened by the loss of an amazing Godly man and friend, but we know he is now singing in that great heavenly choir. We have such fond...Read More »
28 of 78 | Posted by: Doug & Diana Treadway - Kennesaw, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Milne's passing, but our loss is heaven's gain. May you find peace and comfort knowing he is with Jesus, and has no...Read More »
29 of 78 | Posted by: Bobby Flake - Pelion, SC

“Dr Milne always concluded my annual examinations by saying, "God bless you." And before performing surgery, he prayed with me. I was deeply moved by...Read More »
30 of 78 | Posted by: Dave Day - Columbia, SC - Patient

“Our loss is heavens gain. Dr Milne is one of the finest people I have ever known. His amazing generosity, personally & professionally, will never be...Read More »
31 of 78 | Posted by: Sylvia Ligon - Columbia, SC

“My deepest Sympathy goes out to you and your family. I had the pleasure in working with your husband in San Antonio, Texas in the Ophthalmology...Read More »
32 of 78 | Posted by: Earlee - Columbia, SC

“Dear Teresa and Family, JR and I were so grateful to have known Rick. His life and witness touched...Read More »
33 of 78 | Posted by: Aimee and JR Murphy - Columbia, SC

“I was stationed at Ft Jackson 1986-1988 as an optometrist. Rick was a great boss, but more than that he was a friend and mentor - both...Read More »
34 of 78 | Posted by: Hal Bohlman - Johnson City, TN

“To the Milne Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dr. Milne was a wonderful doctor, and he will truly be missed. Please know that you are in my...Read More »
35 of 78 | Posted by: Eileen Sullivan - Cayce, SC

“I knew "Rick" as a highly skilled and compassionate ocular surgeon who was always eager to acquire new knowledge and skills--and who was just as...Read More »
36 of 78 | Posted by: Al Pakalnis, MD - Columbia, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. what a wonderful, kind, compassionate man he was. He was a special person and i know he will be missed by many. He is...Read More »
37 of 78 | Posted by: Jane Boyter - Winnsboro, SC

“Mrs. Milne & Family~ Just learned of your loss. Dr. Milne will be missed dearly. My husband and I "loved" him, he was an excellent doctor and...Read More »
38 of 78 | Posted by: Viola Engram & Albert Blanding, Jr. - SC

“Teresa, so sorry to hear about Rick, a wonderful Christian gentleman. Thinking about you and praying for you and your family. ”
39 of 78 | Posted by: Wayne Hogon - Sumter, SC - friend

“My condolences to the family of Dr. Rick Milne. Dr. Rick was a godly man who enjoyed being a servant for Jesus Christ and the community which he...Read More »
40 of 78 | Posted by: Jacqueline D Clary - Columbia, SC

“Dear Milne Family, I have thought of Rick many times over the past 40 years. He was a leader and an example of Christian faith even as a member of...Read More »
41 of 78 | Posted by: Barbara Ott Babb - Burnsville, NC

“Rick will always be remember as a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus. No matter where he was--home, work, or play--Christ shone through him. He was...Read More »
42 of 78 | Posted by: Rev. Dennis and Cathy Banks - SC

“Rick was a great friend who served as one of the most powerful examples of someone living sacrificially for Jesus that I have ever known. I was...Read More »
43 of 78 | Posted by: John Cromer - Columbia, SC

“Dr. Milne was a fine christian man, and a very caring person. Prayers to the family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. ”
44 of 78 | Posted by: Bea Fields - Camden, SC - patient

“What an outstanding example and legacy of Christian life he left for us! Our lives were made richer by knowing Rick. Teresa, you and Rick have...Read More »
45 of 78 | Posted by: Alan and Natalie Knotts - SC

“Dear Milne family, As a patient,I felt very privileged to know Dr. Milne. He was always so kind and a very spiritual,gentle man. My thoughts and...Read More »
46 of 78 | Posted by: Lee Riser - Chapin, SC - patient

“May God comfort you during this time of loss. You will all remain in my prayers during the days and weeks ahead. ”
47 of 78 | Posted by: Donna Croom - Irmo, SC - friend

“My condolences go out to Ricks family for their loss. We grew up together throughout our younger days and graduated high school together. You could...Read More »
48 of 78 | Posted by: Phil Vaughn - West Columbia, SC

“Rick helped many of us who were seeing as "through a glass darkly" to see better with cataract surgery, but now he is looking at Jesus, face to face,...Read More »
49 of 78 | Posted by: Marilyn Mothershed - Columbia

“Dr. Milne was my eye surgeon and friend. I am very sad for his family and all of SC. I will see Rick the day I go to heaven. Michael Blackmon ”
50 of 78 | Posted by: Michael Blackmon - Columbia, SC

“Dr. Milne was a wonderful blessing to all of his patients. My prayers are with his family and staff. In Christian Love, Mary Pathel ”
51 of 78 | Posted by: Mary Pathel - Patient

“Dear Teresa and Family, Dr. Milne will be greatly missed by us and we will miss seeing him singing in the choir. He was a wonderful doctor and friend...Read More »
52 of 78 | Posted by: Bob and Jennifer Thompson - SC

“The years have gone quickly by since I was a lay youth leader for Rick at FBC Columbia from 1970-74. He and his sister, Lisa, were talented youth...Read More »
53 of 78 | Posted by: martha hughes - Pickens, SC

“Theresa and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of Rick's passing. He was dear to all who knew him and always lived his life...Read More »
54 of 78 | Posted by: Charlene and Frank Mungo - Cayce, SC

“To Rick's family and co-physicians in the Eye Center Rhoda and I extend our sympathy and empathy. I had not known of Rick's illness, though I...Read More »
55 of 78 | Posted by: Jeff Brooker, MD - Columbia, SC

“Please, accept my sincere condolences.It was always an uplifting experience to be around Rick whether for my annual eye exam or when discussing...Read More »
56 of 78 | Posted by: Kurt D. Cowan - Columbia, SC

“Will miss my Godly friend and Doctor. ”
57 of 78 | Posted by: Jean Yancey

“May your unfailing love rest upon us,O Lord,even as we put our hope in you. ”
58 of 78 | Posted by: Dan and Betty Stringer - SC

“Dr. Milne provided a free eye exam for my elderly Mother a few years ago. He was kind and caring. I am very grateful that I had an opportunity to...Read More »
59 of 78 | Posted by: Charlene Puryear

“I want you and the boys to know our prayers are with you during this time of grief I know you are feeling. Rick was a shining example of how to...Read More »
60 of 78 | Posted by: Ron & Hughette Peeples - friends

“Teresa, Freida & family, our deepest sympathies to you in the loss of Rick. He was truly a Godly man to be admired and respected. Our thoughts and...Read More »
61 of 78 | Posted by: Linda & Ray Ham - West Columbia, SC

“God has blessed my life so many times through Rick and Teresa. Rick not only took care of my eyes but helped to heal my heart and restore my life to...Read More »
62 of 78 | Posted by: Susan Busby - West Columbia, SC

“I worked with Dr. Milne for many years at Providence Hospital in the Department of Ophthalmology. Although I never met his family I always heard so...Read More »
63 of 78 | Posted by: Becky Robinson - Charleston, SC

“Dr. Milne was a wonderful person and such a talented doctor! He touched my heart with his kindness, and fixed my eyes giving me a better life. I...Read More »
64 of 78 | Posted by: Sunny Grigorova

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I am very thankful for Dr. Milne's expertise and for GOD using him as an instrument. Dr. Milne, GOD, and the...Read More »
65 of 78 | Posted by: Nancy Bommer - Wagener, SC

“Frieda, you are loved and being prayed for this very moment- you and your family. I have been on the caringbridge list for a long time so have been...Read More »
66 of 78 | Posted by: Marilyn - CHINA

“DR. Milne was one of the finest men I ever met. I worked with him for over 20 years and we would always take about the bible and how to bring people...Read More »
67 of 78 | Posted by: Wallace Chapman - Irmo, SC

“He is in heaven singing with the angels now. It was an inspiration for me to listen and watch him when he sang on the televised services. ”
68 of 78 | Posted by: Doris Mohler - Newberry, SC

“Rick will be missed but he is having a great time in heaven with Jesus and many Christrian brothers and sisters in Christ. Rick touched so many...Read More »
69 of 78 | Posted by: Donnie C. Fulmer, Jr. - Columbia, SC

“I am wo sorry about Rick. He was a wonderful godly man. Like Steve said in choir practive tonight "you know Rick is probably having the best time...Read More »
70 of 78 | Posted by: Brenda H. Reynolds - Lexington, SC

“Teresa, Suzanne sent me a message on Facebook about Rick. I was so shocked. I did not know he had been sick. Please know you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
71 of 78 | Posted by: Nancy Parsons - Great Falls, SC

“What a wonderful Christian example Rick set for all of us! When I think of the definition of a true Christian, Rick's name is located there. Thank...Read More »
72 of 78 | Posted by: Phil and Dianne Gregory - SC

“This man changed my life. He was devoted to the Lord and gave me a bible with my name enscribed on it. God has a saint in his arms. I am praying for...Read More »
73 of 78 | Posted by: Rita-Jean Brady - Lexington, SC

“Rick was a good man. My prayers are with the family. GOD bless you Rick, you are now with our Father. ”
74 of 78 | Posted by: Leon Lott - chapin, SC - Friend

“Dear Teresa, Freida and family,We are so saddened by your loss. Rick Milne was one of the most godly men it was our pleasure to know. Freida, you and...Read More »
75 of 78 | Posted by: Mickey and Sharon Avinger - SC

“Dr. Milne was one of the most wonderful people I have ever known. It was an honor to have been able to work for him for so many years, and to have...Read More »
76 of 78 | Posted by: Stacey Lanford - Lexington, SC

“To the Milne Family: When your work is done, Your course on earth is run, May it be said ,"Well Done", Be thou at peace. God Speed Rick. Jim and...Read More »
77 of 78 | Posted by: James S McHone MD - Elgin, SC

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends our deepest sympathies to the Milne family ”
78 of 78 | Posted by: Greg Dunbar - Columbia, SC

CHAPIN - A worship service celebrating the life of Dr. Henry Ludwig "Rick" Milne, III, 56, will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Main Sanctuary, Columbia. Burial will be private. Family will receive friends 6 until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo.
Dr. Milne entered Heaven Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Born in Columbia, he was the son of Freida Byrd Milne and the late Henry Ludwig "Lud" Milne, Jr. Dr. Milne was a graduate of Airport High School and graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina and with honors from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He served his medical internship and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and was board certified in ophthalmology in 1986. He achieved the rank of Major in the US Army and served as Chief of the EENT Clinic at Fort Jackson. He was Chief of Ophthalmology at Providence Hospital and Medical Director of the Providence Hospital Surgery Center. Dr. Milne was the Medical Director and Partner for The Eye Center, in Columbia. As a member of First Baptist Church, Columbia, Rick faithfully served on many committees, as well as, serving as Chairman of Deacons, president of the choir and teaching Sunday School in many areas of the church with his most recent service in the college ministry for ten years.
Dr. Milne devoted his life to serving his Lord and Savior and serving people. On a daily basis, he displayed kindness, faith, wisdom, generosity and love. A devoted husband, father, son, brother, friend and physician, Rick lived out his life verse of I Timothy 6:6, "Godliness with contentment is great gain." In addition to spending quality time with his family, Dr. Milne enjoyed playing golf, windsurfing and studying the Word of God.
Surviving are his wife, Teresa Parsons Milne; his mother, Freida Milne, of West Columbia; son and daughter-in-"love", Stephen and Meg Milne and grandson Henry Milne, all of Tallahassee, Fla.; son and daughter-in-"love", Philip and Mary Ann Milne of Cayce; brothers, Ron Milne (Elizabeth) of Temple, Texas, Brent Milne (Krista) of Boulder, Colo.; sister, Lisa Milne of Houston, Texas; nephews, Caleb and Aaron Milne; nieces, Leanne and Christina Milne.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Palmetto Health Baptist for the care Rick received for the past three months.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC, 29201, or Crossover Communications International, 7520 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC, 29203
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