Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Ray Miller, 78, of Lone Grove is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, December 17, 2012, at New Hope Freewill Baptist Church of Lone Grove with Rev. David Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Newport Cemetery. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Kenneth was born April 10, 1934, at Deese, Okla., to Claude Miller and Bessie Dee (Balthrop) Miller. He departed this life Friday, December 14, 2012, at his home in Lone Grove.
Kenneth was raised at Deese attending school there. He married the former Ms. Sue Hess on December 8, 1956, at Healdton. Kenneth worked at the Lacey Ranch for several years before becoming employed at the refinery of Ardmore. There he was employed until his retirement in 1996, retiring as a lab tester, performing tests on petroleum products. During his years at Valero he also owned and operated his own landscaping business called "Kenneth Miller Custom Tractor Work" in which he done projects for several homeowners and landowners of this area. He loved his family and enjoyed his red limousine cattle. Kenneth hardly ever missed Saturday morning coffee at Ponders restaurant of Ardmore. He was a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church of Lone Grove.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Jerrell Miller, Gary Don Miller and Jimmy Hugh Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Sue of the home; daughters, Kennita Moon, and Rajeana Heath and husband, Mike; son, Kerry Miller and wife, Lisa all of Lone Grove; grandchildren, Angela Jester, Lindsay Price, Matt Harris, Brianna Shorter, Brandi Harris, Katelyn Moon, Kalub Miller and Makayla Heath; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Claudette Brown of Dickson, Ruby White of Wilson, and Linda Weber of Lone Grove; numerous nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
Pallbearers are Junior Mullins, J.D. Balthrop, Michael Keeton, Larry Joe Miller, Chris White, and Jimmy White.
Honorary bearers are Nathan Christian, Joey Ross, Joe Boswell, Brad Mullins, John Perdue and Joe Denney.
A special thank you to Cross Timbers Hospice for their kind felt care and support.
Family visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. this evening at Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Condolences may be shared online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.