He was born on April 11, 1943 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Albert R. and Hazel (Hunwardsen) Miller.
David was raised in Clarence, Iowa, and graduated from Clarence High School in 1961. He then started his career at Black Hawk Foundry in Davenport, Iowa, where he would work for the next 20 years.
David was an active member at First Baptist Church in Willow Springs; he enjoyed having an active role in the choir. He also enjoyed being a part of Willow Springs Theatre Guild. He had a love of vintage cars and collected model tractors and farm equipment. In his free time he enjoyed dancing and spending time with his family.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Hazel.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne Miller of the home; his children, Robyn and Jeff Marsh of New Franklin, Missouri, Allen and Kelly Miller of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and Aaron and Christina Miller of Sturgeon, Missouri; four stepchildren, James and Rhonda Wilson, Delsie Wilson, Brian and Crystal Wilson and Andrew and Colleen Wilson; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the funeral chapel with James Forbes officiating. Music was provided by Joel Hines. Pallbearers were Brian Wilson, Casey Wilson, James Wilson, James Wilson, Jr., Bryan Sellers and Andrew Wilson. Interment was in Willow Springs Cemetery near Mtn. Grove, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool, Missouri. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus c/o the funeral home.