Howard Irving Miller of Burnet was born to Ervin and Sadie Miller in Detroit, Mich., on March 3, 1915. He was welcomed into God’s arms Jan. 18, 2013, at the age of 97.
Miller is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Oletha Miller; son, Howard Miller Jr. and wife Linda; daughters, Linda and husband Jerry Thomas and Sue and husband Walter Jones; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Miller grew up in the Detroit area and was employed by General Motors Corp. of Pontiac, Mich., until he entered the Air Force in 1942. After World War II, he met the love of his life in Houston and married her. They settled in Pasadena, Texas, where they raised three children and he opened an auto-upholstery shop. After 30 years of running his business, he and his family happily retired in Burnet.
He was a special man with a sweet smile and will be missed by all who loved him.
A funeral service was Jan. 21 at First Christian Church of Burnet with the Rev. Dawn Rosignal officiating. Interment followed at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Briggs.
In lieu of usual remembrances, memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, Box 872, Burnet, TX 78611.
We would like to personally thank our wonderful family and friends for the outpouring of love and support during this time. We also would like to thank the wonderful staff at Oaks Nursing Home, Seton Highland Lakes Hospital and Texas Home Health Services for the kindness and care they gave him. Oaks Nursing Home will forever have a special place in our hearts for the kindness they have bestowed upon us. The family extends a special thank-you to all the members of First Christian Church of Burnet for the attention they have given Mom and Dad for more than 30 years of membership.
Arrangements by Edgar Funeral Home, 109 N. Main St. in Burnet, (512) 756-4444.