PLAINS – Jim Miller, 77, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Meade District Hospital, Meade.
He was born Jan. 15, 1935, to John and Willie (King) Miller at Temple, Okla.
He married Verna Jean Wilcox Aug. 13, 1955, in Plains. She survives.
He attended grade school in Meade, graduating from Meade High School in 1954. He attended Dodge City Junior College, graduating in 1956. He then attended NWSC in Alva, Okla., where he received his masters degree. He later attended Wichita State University where he received his administrative degree. During his years at Dodge City Junior College and NWSC, he played quarterback for the football teams.
He later taught and coached in Boise City, Okla., and Plains and later became principal and then superintendent of Southwestern Heights, serving for 18 years before retiring in 1997. He also farmed for several years.
He was a member of the Plains United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, Shrine Club, the Mutual Investment Club of Liberal, was a former member of the Plains Lion Club, the Meade District Hospital Board of Directors, serving for eight years, and the Kansas State Activities Association.
He enjoyed playing golf, hunting, shooting skeet, attending to his yard and spending time with his family and friends.
Other survivors include his children, Brian Kent Miller, Clinton, Okla., Dana Sue Headrick, Meade, and Kerry Vernon Miller, Dodge City; one brother, Roy Miller, Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren, James Tyler Headrick, Bryan Cole Miller, Katie Faye Annis, Sydney Bren Headrick, Lee Taylor Headrick and Kameron Leon Miller; and two great-granddaughters, Kinley Rae Miller and Avery Jean Annis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Bill Miller and Ralph Miller and a twin brother, Donald Miller.
o Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Plains United Methodist Church with the Rev. Keith Schadel presiding.
Burial will follow at the Plains Cemetery.
Friends may call until 6 p.m. today at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
Memorials are suggested to the Meade District Hospital or the Plains United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerorme bachmanmortuary.com.