Darrell Keith Miller 70, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at his residence in Olathe.
He was born March 4, 1943, to Ernest William and Agnes Joy (Matheson) Miller in Gorham.
He married Linda Joan Gray Jan. 16, 1965, in Beaver, Okla. She died May 14, 2012.
He then married Joan Dale March 13, 2013, in Bartlesville, Okla.
He graduated from Turpin High School in 1962.
He made the majority of his career in the oil field with companies such as Dowell, BJ Services and Maverick Stimulation, until his eventual retirement in January of 2013 with Basic Energy Services. He also was previous owner of the Beaver Credit Bureau, Quinn Oil in Hays, Miller and Sons Trucking in Turpin, Okla., and Production Acid Service, Flowers by Girl Friends and Stimco Acid Service, all of Liberal. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1964 to 1970.
He had been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Kansas Jaycees, Kansas High School Activities Association, American Petroleum Institute, the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association and served as past president of the Liberal Bee Jays.
He enjoyed officiating high school and college football for more than 30 years.
Other survivors include sons, Kurtis Brent Miller, Liberal, and Kevin Bryan Miller and wife, Diane, Overland Park; sister, Joan “Jo” Velasquez, Liberal; and grandchildren, Caden Payne Miller, Finley Paige Miller and Ashtin Kate Miller.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, his brother and a niece.
• Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the First Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Rummage presiding.
Burial will be at Restlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneral home.com