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     Amos Miller, age 100, of Lamar, passed away Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Truman Healthcare Center.

 

     Amos was born July 29, 1910 at Capron, Oklahoma, to L.J. and Lily (Corley) Miller. As a child, he moved with his family to Barton County where he spent most of his life and achieved his goal of celebrating 100 years.   On December 24, 1941, at Lamar, he married Margery Pritchett and, in 1942, was called to military service.  As a soldier in the 88th Infantry Division, Amos was deployed to Italy, Casa Blanca, and North Africa during World War II.  Returning home in 1945, Amos continued his career as a skillful auto mechanic.  He also was a master of lawn mowers of any make or model and had designed engines and parts for many of the Lawn Boy mowers.   He was a member of the Jasper Christian Church, the Lamar Masonic Lodge, I.O.O.F., and VFW  Post  3691.

 

     Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Margery, of the home; his son and daughter-in-law, Vern & Karen Miller of Flower Mound, Texas; a daughter, Arlene Buck of Lamar; five grandchildren, Travis and his wife Teresa Buck of Lamar, and Nathan, Kyle, Daniel and David Miller, all of Flower Mound, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Jed and Clara Buck.  Amos was preceded in death by a daughter and two sons-in-law, Virginia & Jim Erwin and Keith Buck; seven brothers; and three sisters.

 

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home where Masonic Rites will be observed at 6:00 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Lake Cemetery with military honors conducted by Lamar VFW Post 3691.

Comments  

#8 Altamont Ks.Carol Rohrbough 2010-08-29 07:15
To all family of Amos Miller.
Amos will be missed greatly even though we not got to seen him too much the past years . We always enjoyed his joking and onery teasing when around. I am Alice Bradbury's sister. Wanted to come but was unable to attend the service. Hope to keep in touch with some of your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Always loved coming to Lamar to see cousin Amos
#7 Cypress, TexasBarbara Eubank Hines 2010-08-23 06:58
I am Daisy's grand-daughter and Fern's daughter. Great-Uncle Amos was a family favorite. His spirit put a smile on your face and we loved having him come visit. He will be missed; but, never forgotten. My deepest sympathy is extended to each in his family.
#6 Lamar, MissouriMark & Tamara Myers 2010-08-23 06:15
Travis & Teresa
So Sorry! Just found out this morning!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love ya!
#5 Kimberly, IdahoMichael L. Miiller 2010-08-21 14:57
I think back very fond memories of uncle Amos. I still remember his visits to Idaho and his visit here with Roy. I very much enjoyed my visit to Lamar that I took with my nephew Max. The highlight of the trip was our visit with uncle Amos and the wonderrful stories and history that he shared with us. I will miss you uncle Amos! You are the very last of your siblings, I am glad that you made your goal of 100 years. My very best of wishes to your wife and family.
#4 McKinney, TexasPatty Dunnihoo Braselton 2010-08-21 12:43
My family and I send our sincere sympathy on the death of Uncle Amos. I have very fond memories of him and the family when we came to Lamar to visit Grandma and Grandpa Miller. With Amos living right next door to them, we always got to enjoy his humor and ornery teasing with us kids. We lost our mother (Goldie Mae,Bucky,Newingham Dunnihoo) in June of this year. It's never easy to say good-bye to family. Amos kept the Miller longevity going with 100 years. Know it was a colorful and wonderful life. God's blessings, peace and comfort to all.
#3 CarthageAllen Miller 2010-08-21 10:39
Margery - Arlene - Travis

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.
I believe that as long as a person remains in our hearts and minds, they aren't really gone.And I for one will always have memories of him & Maple street.
Allen
#2 Lary and Mary Higgins 2010-08-20 16:38
sorry for your loss. Praying for your family in these trying times
#1 Ball, LouisianaBill and Jeanette Newingham 2010-08-20 09:09
Our hearts are full of love for you and your family. We will be with you in spirit. Give our love to your Mom. She and your dad met a grand milestone in life by being married 69 years.

With Love
Bill and Jeanette

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