HAMILTON - Kenneth Lane Miller, age 58, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas with his family by his bedside. He fought hard against a recent cancer diagnosis with several complications.
He was born Dec. 23, 1961 to the late Patricia Ann (Bell) Grippando and the late Lloyd Sherrill Miller in Muleshoe, Texas. In his younger years, he lived in McAlester, Oklahoma for a while. After graduating from Muleshoe High School in 1980, Kenneth moved to Dublin, Texas to live and work with his dad on a dairy.
Later, his dad bought a dairy in Dublin and he worked with him running it. In February 1984, Kenneth started working for Fibergrate Composite Structures in Stephenville, Texas while continuing to work for his dad. He was with Fibergrate for 36 years and was well known and respected in the industry. Kenneth met his wife Deborah (Horner) Miller of Hamilton, Texas through mutual friends while she was attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville. They were married Aug. 18, 1984 in Hamilton. Kenneth was baptized April 11, 2019, and a member of the Park Heights church of Christ in Hamilton. He was active in serving the Lord’s Supper, leading prayers, serving as an usher, fellowship activities, participating in nursing home visitation, and a few months ago completed a Bible course called Fishers of Men. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and playing with his dog Boo. His pride and joys were his daughter Betsy and granddaughter Katy. They were so precious to him and he loved them beyond words.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 36 years, Deborah Miller of Proctor, Texas, one daughter, Betsy Ann McKinzie and husband Matt of Hamilton, Texas, one granddaughter, Katy Layne McKinzie of Hamilton, Texas, and father-in-law, Glen Horner of Hamilton, Texas. He is also survived by one brother, Nicky Miller and wife Tawny of Denver City, Texas, two sisters, Debbie Braselton and husband Jeff of Lubbock, Texas, and Lainie Miller of Daytona Beach, Florida, brother in law, Bobby Horner and wife Tammy of Waco, Texas, nieces, Brandy Broderick and husband Mark of Cedar Park, Texas, Nichole Watkins and Valorie Thomas of Lubbock, Texas, Megan Crowell and husband Seth of Lindale, Texas, nephews Shane Miller and wife Jessica of Denver City, Texas, Christopher Hartline and wife Mary of Lubbock, Texas, Jerod Horner and fiancÚ Dallas Rettig of Dallas, Texas, and numerous great nieces and nephews, beloved family members and friends.
Kenneth is preceded in death by his grandparents Lawrence and Lona Mae Bell, Lloyd and Mary Miller, mother, Patricia Ann (Bell) Grippando, stepdad, John David Grippando, dad, Lloyd Sherrill Miller, and mother-in-law, Betty Horner.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Riley Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.
Services will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Park Heights Church of Christ, Hamilton, TX at 10 a.m.
Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Hamilton, TX.