Warren Miller

Warren Leroy Miller passed away on Aug. 31, 2012, at 91 years of age. Warren was born in Jeffersonville, Ind. on Jan. 29, 1921, to the late Edward S. and Hester L (Osborn) Miller. He married Ruth Laverne Mann at Howard Park Christian Church in Clarksville, Ind., on Dec. 15, 1951. Over the past seven years, Warren and Ruth were cared for and resided in Leavenworth, Kan., with their youngest daughter, Judith, and her husband, Gregory, where Mrs. Miller now survives.

Warren Miller

Warren was predeceased by his brother, Shirley Miller, in 1931. He was the devoted father to five: Geri Miller and wife, Maril of Coolidge, Ariz., Stephen Miller and wife Kathy of Midwest City, Okla., Karen Hollinsworth and husband, Bob of Mustang, Okla., John Miller and wife, Marie-Therese of Salt Point, New York, Judith Beck and husband, Gregory of Leavenworth, Kan. Warren was the loving grandfather to seventeen and great grandfather to two: William Miller, Jennifer King and husband, Austin, Stephen Miller, wife, Rebekah and great granddaughter Kayden, Brenda Miller and great grandson Jason, Kathryn Smith and husband, Drake, Stephanie Miller, Crystal Miller, John Coppock and wife, Hillary, April Coppock, Tara Jiminez and husband, Craig, Michelle Miller, Meghan Miller, John Vincent Miller, Erin Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Lisa Burris and husband, Joe, and Warren Beck.

Warren attended Jeffersonville High School in Jeffersonville, Indiana. He joined the United States Air Force and piloted B-17 and B-25 bombers in the European Theater during World War II. He continued to serve his country first as a Strategic Air Command B-52 pilot and then as a C-123 pilot in Viet Nam. He completed his active service as a B-52 and KC-135 test pilot and chief of flight test, being stationed his last 12 years at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He retired from the USAF with 28 years of service, the rank of Major. In addition, Warren worked in the Civil Service. In 1972, Warren realized his dream of moving to farmland and raising cattle in Wellston, Okla. There, he volunteered as a firefighter with the Southwest Lincoln County Fire Department. He and his wife were longtime parishioners of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Harrah, Okla. and where Warren was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

The family will welcome visitors on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, for vistation with Rosary Service at 1845 at Smith Parks Funeral Home in Harrah, Okla. A funeral Mass will be offered Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Sept. 5, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Harrah, Okla. Father Lucas of St. Teresa will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Theresa Cemetery. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to either St. Teresa Catholic Church, the USO, the Wounded Warrior Project or the VFW.