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Franklin Ray Miller

Franklin Ray Miller of Nixa, Missouri, was born December 25, 1958 to Charles Franklin Miller and Anna Mae Campbell and was called to his eternal rest on July 29, 2011 from St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was 52.

He was a 1977 graduate of Cabool High School, Cabool, Missouri.

During his multi-faceted working career he was an oilfield service technician, worked extensively with dry wall and home repairs, and “bumped around” in the agricultural field, haying and dairying. His happiest times were spent farming.

Frank earned his 3rd degree and became a Master Mason at Seymour’s Hazelwood Masonic Lodge #459 on March 4, 2005. He was 32nd degree Scottish Rite and became a Noble of Abou Ben Adhem Temple on June 4, 2005.

He was joined in marriage to his surviving wife, Sherri, on December 9, 2006 and spent the last five years a very loved, happy and humble man.

Survivors include his wife, Sherri; his mother and stepfather, Ann and F.E. Campbell; his father, Charles Franklin Miller; his mother-in-law, Edythe Hankawa; his father-in-law, Kingo Hankawa and wife Kathy; three children, Amanda Miller, Franklin Miller and Michelle Bastow and husband Chris; six stepchildren, Sandra Magee, Christina Dabney, Ashley Pfatenhauer, Roberto Bellotti, Pablo Bellotti, and Christiano Bellotti; four grandchildren, Hannah, Gracie, Emma, and Cadence; a sister, Cheryl Altis and husband David; a sister-in-law, Patricia Davidson; nephews Josh Miller and Riley Davidson; nieces Michelle Altis, Kathi Altis, and Paige Davidson; an uncle, Gary Miller and wife Madeline; and an aunt, Julie Onouye.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Miller, and a brother-in-law, Gregg Hankawa.

Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Reg Kelly officiating. Burial and Masonic Memorial by Brother Randy Jones followed in Rosedale Valley Memorial Gardens, Nixa.

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