Gary James Miller, 72, of Bells, died peacefully in his sleep at his home March 30, 2020.
Gary was born Nov. 5, 1947, in Greenville to James Wilson Miller and Martha Aline Mayse Miller of Quinlan. His parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Hall Miller of Bells; sons, Patrick and wife, Heather of Frisco and Michael and wife, Cari of Sherman; grandchildren, Hannah Miller Brown and husband Jarred, Maddie and Caleb Miller, Rylan Stanford, and Cana and Paige Miller; sister, Darlene Miller Shouse and husband, Charles of Paris; niece, Charlie Rose and husband, Colby; great-niece, Sophie Rose; brother, Michael Miller and wife, Ann of Cash; niece, Lacie Miller Stephens; great-niece Railey Stephens; and niece, Mikaela Miller Talley.
Gary graduated from Quinlan High School in 1966. He joined the Air Force and served in Germany and Spain. After serving his nation, Gary married Joanne Hall on Dec. 13, 1969. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and worked for Sherman I.S.D. as Transportation Director and for the City of Sherman as the Purchasing Agent and Building/Fleet Superintendent.
Throughout his life, Gary befriended hundreds of folks, truly making people feel their value and worth. He loved his family deeply and joking around was his art form. His grandkids affectionately called him, “Silly Pops” and the title certainly fit. His Savior Jesus meant everything to him, and during his final months he was fond of saying, “God is Good and God is God.”
Due to the COVID-19, a memorial service will be scheduled in the future at Grace Lutheran Church in Denison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Denison Youth Group, or SoulThirst Church in The Colony.
Arrangements are with Mullican-Little Funeral Home, Bells, Texas. An online registry may be signed at www.mullicanlittle.com.