Mark K. Miller, son of Charlie and Ann (Johnston) Miller, was born on September 16, 1963 in Cabool, Missouri, and departed this life suddenly on Thursday, February 25, 2010, in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, Missouri. He was 46 years, five months, and nine days of age.
Mark grew up in Texas County and graduated from Cabool High School in 1982.
He was united in marriage to Sherry Freeman on May 27, 1983 in Mtn. Grove, Missouri. One son was born to this union. Following their marriage, they made their home in Florida for ten years. They later moved to Ozark, Missouri, where they lived at the time of his passing.
Mark was employed as a drywall installer and finisher and later he worked as an appliance repairman.
He was an avid outdoorsman, especially when hunting and fishing with his son. He enjoyed working on his farm and spending time with his wife and son. He also enjoyed coaching his son’s Upward Basketball team and being a Boy Scout troop leader.
He was a loving and caring son, husband, father, brother, son-in-law, uncle and friend who will be truly missed by his loving family and his many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Lester Freeman, in 2009, and by his mother-in-law, Alta (Allen) Freeman, in 2005.
Mark is survived by his loving wife of almost 27 years, Sherry Miller, of their home; his son, Josh Miller, of the home; his father, Charlie Miller of Crane, Missouri; his mother, Ann Campbell of Ozark; one brother, Frank Miller and his wife, Sherri, of Nixa, Missouri; one sister, Cheryl Altis and her husband, Dave, of Forsyth, Missouri; several nieces; nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 1, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Reg Kelly officiating. Song selections were “I’ll Fly Away,” “Long Black Train,” and “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” Pallbearers were Jeff Carder, Michael Freeman, Randy Freeman, Steve Johnston, Richard Johnston, and Jack Johnston. Burial was in Brushy Knob Cemetery under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri, c/o the funeral home.