GEORGE A. MILLER, JR. May 11, 1931-Jan. 14, 2018 was a Crozier Tech HS Graduate-Garland Fire Dept. Battalion Chief
At 86 years of age, George A. Miller, Jr., “Junior”, was called home by his Lord and Savior on January 14th, 2018 to a peaceful rest in heaven. He was a beloved son, brother, father, and friend.
Junior was born May 11, 1931 in Denton, Texas to the parents of George Anderson Miller, Sr. and Julia Auburn Schults Miller. He is survived by younger sister, Ida Sue Kotas of Sachse, Texas, and younger brother Tommy Gene Miller and wife Nelma of Scroggins, Texas.
He is also survived by three sons, Phillip D. Pruitt of Comanche, Oklahoma, Kelly V. Miller and wife April, of Sunnyvale, Texas, and Jeb S. Miller and wife Brandi of Flower Mound, Texas. He was blessed with numerous nieces and nephews, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Junior graduated from Crozier Tech High School, Dallas, Texas in June 1951. He was drafted in March of 1949 while still in high school and gladly committed to the United States Air Force. He was stationed at the Naval Air Station, Keflavia, Iceland during the Korean War serving as a Crew Chief on P-51 Mustangs.
After being honorably discharged in 1954, he served at the Garland Fire Department from October of 1957 to March 1991 achieving the rank of Battalion Chief. Throughout his career as a Battalion Chief he was often in a position to award new probationary firefighters their collar brass – the traditional GFD. When he delivered the collar brass to the new recruits he encouraged them to always keep them polished, wear them on their collar proudly, and wear it close to their heart. He reminded them that GFD stood for God, Family and Department and to not ever let those get out of order.
He will be fondly remembered for the numerous lives he encouraged and impacted, his comedic wit and the colorful stories he shared. He always made time for the many kids of all ages that came across his path through his children’s lives, grandchildren and others.
Our greatest comfort and confidence comes from knowing that he knew the Lord as his personal Savior.
Visitation is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday the 17th and a Celebration of Life Service at 10:30 am on Thursday the 18th at Williams Funeral Directors in Garland. Burial will follow the funeral service at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to:
Garland Firefighters Association Charities
111 South Garland Avenue
Garland, TX 75040
Phone: (972) 240-3622
Courtesy Williams Funeral Home, Garland TX.