James G. Miller, 71, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on August 12, 2020.
He was born on February 28, 1949 in Willow Springs, Missouri, to Jesse and Fern (Brown) Miller. He attended school in both Willow Springs and Cabool, graduating from Cabool with the class of 1967.
James proudly served his country with the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1976. Aside from his time serving in the Army, he remained in Cabool. He worked at Y Tires for many years before starting his trucking career.
On November 13, 1968, James married Vickie Matlock, and to this union one daughter, Bethany, was born.
On May 7, 1974, James married Maria De Gracia, and to this union one daughter, Jamminy, and one son, Dennis, were born.
James remarried Vickie in January 2012.
James was raised in the Baptist faith and was baptized in his youth; later he attended Abundant Life Church and was baptized again in 1984. In recent years, he attended Westside Family Life Center in Willow Springs when his trucking schedule permitted. James served as a member of the board for Sargent Township and he was a longtime member of Ozarks Older Iron Club.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, high school football, watching the KC Chiefs play, telling and swapping stories, especially at the “table of knowledge” at L.A. Cafe. James had a resolve for any problem, the hotshot.
His memory will be carried forth by all that loved him and those blessed enough to know him.
James was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harold.
He leaves behind his wife, Vickie of the family home; daughters, Bethany Miller of Cabool and Jamminy McCrosky and husband Vince of Cabool; son, Dennis Miller of Springfield, Missouri; grandson, D. Christopher Lewis of Branson, Missouri; granddaughters, Hannah McCrosky of Cabool and Alex McCrosky of Bentonville, Arkansas; great-granddaughters, Brooklyn Lewis of Cabool and Weilynn Lewis of Pomona, Missouri; seven step grandchildren; brothers, Ralph Miller and wife Brenda of Cabool, Jerry Miller of Bono, Arkansas, Lonnie Miller and wife Karen of Cabool, and Ronald Miller and wife Melodie of Mtn. Grove, Missouri; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Private family graveside services will be held at Miller Cemetery near Elk Creek, Missouri, with David Lovan officiating. Inurnment will be in Miller Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.