Herman Edward Miller was born February 19, 1939 in Bleakwood, Texas to James C. Miller, Sr. and June Mllle,r and entered his heavenly home on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at the age of 82. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, James C. Miller, Jr. and Guy Daniel Miller.
Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Watson Chapel Methodist Church in Bleakwood. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 pm Tuesday, May 4, at Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville.
He is survived by wife of 58 years, Ann Flurry Miller of Bleakwood; his children, Greg Miller and wife Malyn of Texas, Amanda (Mandy) Miller of Bleakwood, and Paul Miller of Clear Lake City, Texas; sister, Sarah Miller Richardson of Bleakwood; sisters-in-law, Alice Miller of Victoria, and Johnnie Miller of Bleakwood; grandchildren, Gregory Miller, Chelsea Harris and husband Tyler, Cailey Miller, Alan Miller and wife Miranda, Ashley Pitts and husband Matt, Kathy Rivera and husband Jose, Rebekka Dove Stack, and Nathaniel Miller; great-great grandchildren, Micah Harris, Joanna Dove Harris, Tessa Harris, Logan Miller, Lily Miller, Caston Pitts, Theo Tobias , Ela Rivera, and Tobias Rivera.
Herman attended Bleakwood Elementary, graduated Newton High School and joined the U.S. Navy in June of 1957. He was “brown-shoe” Navy – never having set foot on a ship - but served in the VP-9 Squadron at Alameda California Naval Air Station, flying aboard P2-V aircraft as a radar tech scanning the Pacific for submarines.
He received an honorable discharge in 1961, and returned home to Bleakwood, where he married Ann Flurry Miller in February 1963. They were blessed with three children, Greg, Amanda (Mandy) and Paul, and had been married for 58 wonderful years when Herman, surrounded by his family, left his Bleakwood home for his home in heaven on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Herman and Ann lived for almost 30 years in Texas City where he was employed at GAF Chemical (later renamed ISP Chemical). While in Texas City, Herman became a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and served as deacon at First Assembly of God. They retired in 1994 to live in the “old home place” in Bleakwood where he grew up. There he continued to faithfully serve the Lord at Watson Chapel through its various outreach ministries.
He loved to spend time with children and grandchildren and enjoyed traveling – especially to the California Coast and to the Smokies. He talked often of fond memories of one trip in particular – a two-week trip with John and Nettie Hall to California and Oregon.
He always looked forward to the Monday Night Prayer Meeting at John and Nettie’s house, studying and discussing God’s Word and worshiping the Lord Jesus! What a blessing to know that Brother Herman is now in His very presence