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John Smith Miller

Sunday, April 21, 2019

John Smith Miller, 84, of Andrews passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 in Big Spring, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Shreveport, Louisiana. Cremation is under the personal care of McNett Funeral Home of Andrews. Please visit www.mcnettfuneralhome.com for obituary information, and pictures.

John was born on June 19, 1934 in Homer, Louisiana to Marion Maurice and Jane Ashely Wilder Miller. He graduated from high school in 1954. John married Shirley Ann Teekell on May 26, 1953 in Bossier City, Louisiana. They moved to Denver City, Texas where John was an oil field contractor until retirement. After retirement they moved to Del Rio, Texas where he and Shirley lived for 21 years before moving to Andrews in 2011. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a captivating storyteller. John was always so proud of his father, Marion Maurice Miller, who was a Sheriff deputy killed in the line of duty on February 27, 1954 in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Andrews. John was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Shirley Miller on December 16, 2018.

John is survived by daughters, Peggy Thurston of Andrews, Maurie Hazlewood and husband Mel of Marble Falls, Texas, son, David Miller and wife Margaret of Crosby, Texas; sister, Bennie Baker of Thibodaux, Louisiana; seven grandchildren, Cameron Miller and wife Sarah of Kingwood, Texas, John Scott Miller of Humble, Texas, Lauren Zuniga and husband Ray of Crane, Texas, Steven Thurston and wife Lauren of Uvalde, Texas, Jessica Varner and husband Brook of Andrews, Texas, Andrew Finley and wife Ali of Austin, Texas, and Ashlie Finley of Austin, Texas: eleven great grandchildren, Arya and Grayson Miller, David, Ailidh and Parker Zuniga, Robert and Quinn Thurston, Hudson and Walker Varner, Caleb and Caitlyn Finley.

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