John Leroy Miller, 1940 to 2021
John Leroy Miller, longtime resident of Williams AZ, passed in peace Feb. 3, 2021 at the age of 80.
John was born to Harold and Frances (McNeese) Miller in Glendale, AZ on May 4, 1940. He spent most of his formative years in Yuma and Glendale, graduating from Glendale High School in 1958.
In 1960, he met Dorothy Eyrich and on June 4, 1961, this meeting soon gave way to an almost 60-year marriage. They raised three strapping young boys, each as merry and ornery as John.
John was in the Army from 1963 to 1965. He worked and retired from Ma Bell from 1958 to 1963 and 1965 to 1985. He also worked and retired from Williams unified School District from 1985 to 2005 where he was a custodian, and drove a school bus daily. He cherished driving the students to sports, clubs and other outings around the state.
He will be sorely missed, and survived by his beloved wife Dorothy, sister Ann and her husband Matt Frketich, His children: Scott and his wife Becky (Rocha), Rick and his wife Nicole (Sasser) and Brad and his wife Michelle (Kuehl), his grandchildren: Jessica Miller, Michael Miller, Meghan and her husband Tubbers Matlock, Brandon Miller and Barret Sasser Miller, and his great-grandchildren: Jacob, Robert, Raymond, Alexander and Lincoln.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and a first-born son, Neal.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be scheduled later this year. This will take place in the great outdoors that he cherished so much. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the AZ Game and Fish Hunter Education program. Many in the community will miss John, as he was one of a kind; a real Arizona Cowboy and a wonderful man, who left an indelible mark on the community.
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