DEXTER - The Rev. Stephen E. Miller Jr., 81, died Dec. 9, 2002, at Missouri Southern Healthcare.
Born Oct. 7, 1921, in Dexter, son of the late Stephen E. and Maugreete Ruth Williams Miller Sr., he was a member of the First General Baptist Church and was a retired Baptist minister. He had been a clerk at Ringer Hardware in Dexter and was a member of the General Baptist Association.
On July 20, 1972, in Dexter, he married Opal M. Duley who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two stepsons, John W. Duley and Wayne Duley of Dexter; four stepdaughters, Jo Ann Gibson and Annis Hughes of Dexter, Janis Duley of Branson and Brenda Eubanks of Bloomfield; one brother, Kendall M. Miller of Dexter; two sisters, Bertha M. Miller of Dexter and Eleanor R. Ezell of Upper Marlboro, Md.; and 17 stepgrandchildren and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Daniel Miller; and four sisters. F. Louvisa Miller, Gladys M. Miller, Lucille M. Miller and A. Omega Miller.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Kenneth Biggs, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.