E. C. ’Slim’ Miller

Former Ardmore resident, E. C. "Slim" Miller passed away Feb. 14, 2020 at Durango, Colo., at the age of 91 years, 5 months and 19 days. Slim was born Aug. 25, 1928 at Electra, Texas to the late E. C. Miller, Sr., and Irene Simmons Miller.

Slim grew up in Texas and was a graduate of Wichita Falls High School. He enjoyed rodeo sports and riding bulls. While bull riding at a rodeo in Ardmore he met and fell in love with Melba Glee Hyde. They were married Feb. 2, 1951 at Henrietta, Texas and were the parents of three children, Charlette, Steve and Richard. They were married for 57 years when Melba passed away Feb. 1, 2008.

An over 60-year resident of Southern Oklahoma, Slim had lived in Durango for the past six years. Of Baptist faith, he was a self-employed oilfield welder for many years before retiring. A member of the American Quarter Horse Association, Slim had trained and raced several of his horses. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing and going to the casino.

In addition to his parents and wife, Slim was preceded in death by a son, Richard, his brother and four sisters.

Slim is survived by his daughter, Charlette Patzkowsky; his son, Steve Miller and wife, Rosemary; grandchildren, Richard Lucas "Luke" Miller and wife, Jodie, Shawna Eames, Robbi Burkett, Courtney Miller and Christopher Miller; great-grandchildren, John Vincent Dobson, Jack Burkett, Lauren Burkett, Matthew Miller, Tristan Miller and Curtis Miller.

Pastor Gary Bostwick will conduct graveside services at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at the Lone Grove Memorial Cemetery; with the assistance of Nic Claborn, Joe Calhoun, Brad Wilson, Nick Burkett, John Dobson, III, and Matthew Miller serving as pallbearers.

The family will gather at the funeral home at 1 p.m. before going to the graveside.

Service arrangements have been entrusted to Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory. Words of comfort may be sent to the family online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

Published on June 22, 2020