Obit: Miller, William "Bill" V. (1920 - 2004)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)
WILLIAM ‘BILL' MILLER
William V ‘Bill' Miller, age 83, of Poplar Bluff, MO, died Thursday, March 11, 2004, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center.
Mr. Miller was born Oct. 24, 1920, at Neillsville, the son of Frank and Louise Miller. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He worked hard in life, being the first in his family to graduate from high school and college. A man of several careers, he served as Superintendent of Schools in Hillsboro, as well as West Frankfort, IL, where he also taught school.
In 1956, he moved his family to Poplar Bluff, where he continued his teaching career at Poplar Bluff High School. For 20 years he operated the A&W Drive-In with his wife Alice. He also sold insurance for the Modern American Live Insurance Do.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he served during World War II as a chemical warfare instructor. He was a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Miller enjoyed Notre Dame football, reading, history, collecting antiques and most of all spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
On June 19, 1949, he married Alice Capaul, in Alma Center. Surviving ‘Bill' are his wife Alice, three daughters, Arla (Clyde) Franklin of Kennett, Mary (Stan) Buffington, of Poplar Bluff and Kristie (Joe) Hatley of Overland Park, KS; one son, Michael (Kim) Miller of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Jeanette (Frank) Zank, of Neillsville; two brothers, James (Shirley) Miller of Osseo and Donald (Caroline) Miller, of Evansville; 10 grandchildren, Beth Johnson, Amy Franklin, Traci Franklin, Stacy Rommel, Ryan Buffington, Kayla Miller, Alexa Miller, Evan Hatley, and Camden Hatley; and three great-grandchildren, Zakary Johnson, Kyle Johnson and Nik Hollywood.
Preceding ‘Bill' in death, are his parents, a sister Angeline Braumacker; brothers Clarence and Francis Miller and one granddaughter, Sherry Franklin.
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