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Fort Sill National Cemetery
Elgin, Comanche County, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Glenn Shroads

© Trout Funeral Home
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David Lee Miller

April 13, 1949 - June 11, 2020

Sgt. David L. Miller, age 71, a resident of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his home. Friends and loved ones may pay their respects at the funeral home from 10am-8pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020. A funeral ceremony will take place at 1pm, Thursday, June 18, 2020, with Minister Randy Walker officiating. For those unable to attend, the ceremony will be broadcast live. The broadcast can be accessed by visiting www.troutfuneralhome.com between 12:45 pm and 1 pm on Thursday and selecting the LIVESTREAM link in the upper right hand of the homepage. He will be laid to rest at a private graveside ceremony with military honors at the Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Oklahoma, on Friday. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Tonkawa.
David was born on April 13, 1949 to Jess Isaac Miller and Beulah Q. Totten in Oklahoma City, OK. He was raised in Billings, OK and graduated from high school there in 1967. After high school, he went to work for Gene Carter and later married Loretta Back. They had two sons, James and Ray. As time continued they were divorced, but he remained close with her. In December of 1978 he was married to Galan McZegle. They had two children, David Lee, II and Shelia. In 1977, David joined the U.S. Army where he served as a mechanic, spending three years in Germany during seven plus years of service to our country. Upon returning to the U.S., he settled in Tonkawa and continued helping others as the skilled mechanic he had learned to be in the Army. When David wasn't working, he adored spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. As well, he was fond of the great outdoors including hunting, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. It wasn't only the quiet pursuits he enjoyed. Racing cars and playing spirited games of dominoes were some of his other treasured past times.
Survivors include his beloved wife Galan Miller of the home, children: James Back of Billings, OK, Ray Back of Cleveland, OK, Staff Sergeant David L. Miller, II, U.S. Army and wife, Jessica, of Killeen, TX, and Shelia Miller of Tonkawa; siblings: Ronald Miller and wife, Lanita, of Boise City, OK, Karen Crume of Galena, MO; grandchildren: Jeremy Miller, Joshua Miller, Joshua Back, Samantha Miller, and Michael Back.
David was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, as well as his brothers Gerald Miller and Dale Miller.
Pallbearers will be David Lee Miller, II, Aaron Miller, James Back, Raygene Back, Floyd Guernsey and David McZegle. Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, R.J. Miller, Ron Mayes and Michael Nall.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6525 N Meridian Ave STE 110, Oklahoma City, OK 73116, or the American Diabetes Association, 4334 Northwest Expy #265, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. You may leave memories of David at www.troutfuneralhome.com.

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