Donald D. “Don” Miller, 75, of Western Grove, Arkansas died at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, Monday, July 8 (2019). Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel in Harrison. Funeral is 10 a.m., Saturday, July 13, at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Andrew Campbell officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at White Oak Cemetery near Bergman.
The son of the late Don Hugh and Alma (Knowles) Miller was born at Jacksonville, Florida on June 30, 1944. He was a member of Newton County Baptist Church, where he served as Trustee. He was also a board member and active volunteer at the Tetelestai House in Omaha, as well as a former deacon at Valley Springs First Baptist Church.
Don’s career in the military would span 21.5 years, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Military Police Division. After retirement, he made Arkansas his permanent home and became a farmer.
Don is survived by his wife, Carol Chaney, of Tucker Hollow; his children, Tyler Miller, of Wisconsin and Tanya Hoppis, of Bellefonte; his step-son, Seth Chane, of Virginia; his brother, Steve Miller, of Bergman; two sisters, Janet Mauldin and Carol Ann Prevatt, both of Florida; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Betsy Cash, of Valley Springs; other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers are Jim Gephardt, Gene Bell, Wes Guynn, Mike Caldwell, J.D. Jones, Duane Hoppis, Austin Hoppis, Carl Hoppis and Wayne Keith.
Honorary pallbearers are Joe Hefley, Tommy Graham and the men of Newton County Baptist Church.
Memorials can be made to Tetelestai House, 22100 Old Hwy 65, Omaha, AR, 72662 or on-line at www.tetelestaihouse.org.