BERTRAND -- Paul Richard Miller Sr., 79, died Jan. 18, 2013, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Jan. 5, 1934, in Wyatt, to the late John N. "Buck" and Mildred "Memie" Richardson Miller, he had lived in Charleston most of his life and was employed as a truck driver. A member of the V.F.W., the Sikeston Elks Lodge and the American Legion, he had served three years in the Missouri National Guard.
On Jan. 22, 1985, he married Della Rae Chase Davenport, who preceded him in death April 4, 2012.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Randy Thurman Miller and Rocky Martin Miller, one brother, James Norvel Miller, one sister, Barbara Ann Miller McDermott, and his first wife, Nellie Thurman Miller.
Survivors include: one son, Paul Richard "Ricky" Miller Jr. of Mayo, Fla.; two daughters, Renee DeGarcia of Bertrand and Tina Skinner of East Prairie; and 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. The Rev. Ted Wimberley, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church near Charleston, will officiate.
Burial with full military rites provided by the Missouri Military Honors Program will follow.
Online condolences may be sent at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.