Born Dec. 29, 1924 at Advance, Mo., to the late Jasper Utah and Alma Edith McClain Miller, he had lived in Diehlstadt most of his life where he was engaged in farming. He was a member of the Diehlstadt General Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.
On Dec. 2, 1949, he married Evelyn Johnson, who preceded him in death Nov. 20, 2010.
Surviving are one son, Laney Miller of Diehlstadt; two brothers, Carl Ray Miller of Benton, Mo., and Loy Gene Miller of Diehlstadt; one sister, Carolyn Bellah of Sikeston, Mo.; two granddaughters and one grandson-in-law, Carrie Miller Haynes and her husband David Haynes of Dexter and Rachel Miller of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Shelby and Madelyn Haynes and Connor and Caden Miller.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Delia Mae Bryant and Margaret Brothers.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until funeral hour at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. Bro. Raymond "Buddy" Hannah and Dewayne Kirkpartrick will officiate.
Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at the Mo. Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield under the direction of the McMikle Funeral Home.