EDMOND, Okla. -- Larry J. Miller, 64, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died March 24, 2006, in Edmond.
Born Aug. 16, 1941, in Sikeston, son of Bernice Miller Hartlein and the late Leon Miller, Larry graduated from Sikeston High School in 1959 and served three years in the U.S. Army. On Dec. 22, 1961, in Sikeston, he married Carolyn McClanahan. After retirement from Noranda Aluminum, Larry and Carolyn moved to Edmond to spend their retirement years near where their children now reside.
Larry is survived by his wife of 44 years; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Regina Miller; one daughter, Larra Miller; one grandson, Robert Miller; one granddaughter, Stefanie Miller and her fiance, Bowdy Grandstaff, all of Oklahoma City. Larry has three sisters and one brother-in-law, Joy Hartlein of Nashville, Tenn., Carolyn Hartlein and Betty and Willie Staggs; one brother, Kenny Hartlein; his stepfather, Gorman Hartlein and wife, Jean, of Sikeston. He also has many nieces and nephews.
Larry had been a member of the Sikeston Jaycees since 1967. He served as an officer and rodeo chairman of the Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo in 1973 and remained active yearly in rodeo preparations. He was past chairman of many events and projects. In 1986, he received the Art Saunders Award and in 2001, he received the Outstanding Achievement Award. Larry had been a member of the Sikeston Elks Lodge since 1971. He was a past treasurer and trustee and served as chairman of many club projects. Larry was involved with Little League baseball and was the head coach for several years.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Baggerley Funeral Chapel in Edmond. Dr. Hance Dilbeck, pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church, where Larry was a member, will officiate.