Jerry Wayne Miller, 61, passed away June 12, 2019, in Midlothian, Texas, from complications with cancer, surrounded by members of his loving family.
Jerry was born February 26, 1958, during an epic North Carolina winter storm that severely challenged his parents, Boyce Miller, Sr. and Anne Louise Miller (Bryant), both predeceased, from getting to the hospital in time. His father used to joke, “That should have been a clue for how life with Jerry would be.”
The youngest of three children, he was a native of Granite Falls, NC, and was a Boy Scout and member of several church groups. Jerry loved animals, fishing, and biking, played on his high school basketball team, and graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1976.
He enlisted in the US Marine Corps and served his country proudly for 28 years in many deployments, including in Southwest Asia and Southeast Asia. Jerry received more than 60 medals, commendations, ribbons, unit citations, Meritorious Masts, Letters of Appreciation, and other personal awards, including Kuwait Liberation Medals for Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, before retiring as Master Gunnery Sergeant and working as a military contractor in Louisiana.
After relocating to Midlothian, TX, Jerry headed up Dallas Video Concepts, a court reporting and video production company, until his death. He was also a member of American Legion Chris Kyle Post 388 and the Marine Corps League.
Jerry is survived by his children, McKenna Miller and Bryant Miller, whose mother, Teresa Beltran Miller, predeceased him; Wyatt Miller and Sarah Jayne Miller, and their mother, Cindy Messenger Miller; and Kaitlyn Raine Miller and her son, Cole. He is also survived by his brother, Boyce Miller, Jr. and wife, Stephanie, and by his sister, Frances Mitchell and husband, Kenneth.
A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 10, at God’s House in Lone Elm, 150 Lone Elm Road, Waxahachie, TX 75167, with Pastor Gary Wadsworth officiating.
Memorial donations in memory of Jerry Wayne Miller, MGySgt, USMC (Ret’d) can be made to Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd, Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.