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Basil Lee Miller
04 Apr 1928 - 17 Apr 2011
© Davis Funeral Home
Reprinted with permission

Basil Lee Miller, 83, a resident of Friendswood, Texas for the past 42 years passed away April 17, 2011. Basil was born April 4, 1928 in Drumright, Oklahoma to Johnny Miller and Lureba Chase Miller.

Basil grew up and attended school in Cushing Oklahoma. During his high school years Basil worked at the Cushing Airport and lacked only a few hours having a private pilot license. He had a lifelong interest in aviation and was often seen at Cloverfield Airport talking with pilots or just watching planes take off and land.

Basil graduated from Cushing High School in 1946.

He married Marceille Bunch on October 19, 1949. They were married for 61 years.

He was a kind and gentle man who loved his family dearly.

Basil retired from Texas Pipeline Company in 1983.

After retirement Basil loved being outdoors and for several years enjoyed camping trips with his wife. He had a small boat and spent many enjoyable hours fishing with his son Basil John. He also collected Case knives.

Basil was always in church on Sundays and on Wednesdays as well. He was an usher at Christian Temple in Houston for many years. In recent years he was active in senior groups at Christian Temple in Houston and later at Calvary Chapel in Friendswood. Sundays were made for church and football games. He loved to watch the Cowboys and both teams from his beloved Oklahoma.

Basil was preceded by death by his mother and father, son, Mitchell Charles Miller, grandson, Randy Edward Surface, and brother-in-law, Bob Maston.

Honorary Pallbearers include Marvin Briggs, Jerry Brown, Frank Foster, Ian Guthrie, Travis Ray Waggy.

Basil is survived by his loving his wife of 61 years, Marceille Faye Bunch Miller; daughter, Marcia Lea Miller Surface and husband Charles E. Surface of Webster, Texas; daughter, Marta Lynn Miller Bicknell of Friendswood, Texas; and son, Basil John Miller of Houston, Texas. Sister; Bonnie Miller Maston. Grandchildren: Christopher Surface and wife Lindsay Surface, Daniel Bicknell and wife Holly Bicknell, Michelle Surface Pfister and husband Deacon Pfister. Great Grandchildren: Noah Surface, Kaitlyn Surface, Kara Surface, Joshua Bicknell, Elissa Bicknell, Caleigh Bicknell, and Dylan Pfister.

Graveside services will be held Friday, April 22, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Fairlawn Cemetery with Rev. Robert Adams, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church, officiating.

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