Frank L. Miller Sr.
Frank L. Miller Sr., 91, of Paducah, formerly of Cadiz, passed away at 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Mr. Miller was born in Cadiz, September 3, 1921, to the late Charles Edgar and Huel Larkins Miller. He was a graduate of Trigg County High School. On July 20, 1946, he married Ruby Allen Miller and moved to Paducah in 1952. Working at Union Carbide for the next 31 years, he joined the ranks of the “Cold War Warriors” in the Defense Industry as a welder, achieving the rank of master welder. He was also a World War II United States Army veteran serving in the 95th Infantry Division, renowned for its liberation of Metz, France, which earned the division the nickname “Iron Men of Metz.” Mr. Miller was a Purple Heart recipient as a result of this battle. He was a member and deacon of Baptist Tabernacle until it disbanded, then transferred his membership to Lone Oak First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his two daughters, Patricia Miller Wallace (Johnny) and Pamela Miller Rafferty (Jim), all of Paducah; son, Frank Larkins Miller Jr. (Amanda) of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Richard Hayden Miller (Jewel) of Cadiz; grandchildren, John Kevin Wallace (Tara) of Sugar Land, Texas, Linda Lorraine “Rainey” Rafferty-Cortes (Carlos) of Coral Springs, Fla., Nathaniel James Miller of South Chesterfield, Va.; stepgrandson, Jeremy Ray Turner of Paducah; great-grandchildren, Stewart Larkins Wallace, Amelia Ruth Wallace of Sugar Land, Texas, Liliana Lorraine Cortes of Coral Springs, Fla., Caleb Ryan Turner of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Ruby Allen Miller; a brother, Charles Edgar Miller; a sister, Ruth Miller Robinson; his parents; a grandson, Adam Larkins Miller; and an infant granddaughter, Melodi Dawn Wallace.
Graveside services for Mr. Miller will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at Mt. Kenton Cemetery with the Rev. Harley Dixon officiating.
Visitation for Mr. Miller will be from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
Contributions of sympathy may be made to: Lone Oak First Baptist Church, 3601 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003-5751; or Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle online at www.milnerandorr.com.