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James 'JR' Miller

ELGIN  Funeral for James "JR" Miller, 81, Elgin, will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Crossroads Baptist Church in Elgin with Pastor Curtis Erwin officiating.

Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. in Fort Sill National Cemetery. 

Mr. Miller passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at his home in Elgin. James Richard Miller was born Dec. 30, 1936, in Hope, Ark. His parents were Robert and Georgia Johnson. After high school, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for three years. He then returned to Big Springs, Texas, and joined the U.S. Army in 1960. While serving his country in Germany, he met the love of his life, Cornelia. The two were married Feb. 15, 1964, in Aschaffenburg, Germany. They were married for almost 50 years when Cornelia passed away in 2013. Mr. Miller enjoyed having coffee with his friends and fellow veterans, volunteering at Fort Sill National Cemetery and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed reading books and watching historical documentaries. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by his daughter, Georgia Croke, and her husband, Patrick, of Elgin, and two grandchildren: Kayley and Micah Croke, of Elgin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cornelia Miller, and his parents, Robert and Georgia Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Sill National Cemetery Foundation. 

Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday, and the family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday and from 1-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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