Funeral services for Jake Miller, 86 of Vernon, who died on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Vernon, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Sullivan Funeral Home. Interment will be at Wilbarger Memorial Park under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Miller was born Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1928 in Wabash County, Ind. He was the son of the late Otto Frederick Miller and the late Elsa Ridgeway Miller. He married Merle Gene Gfeller on Feb. 14, 1953 in Vernon. She preceded him in death on March 13, 2007. He had been a resident of Wilbarger County since 1948. He served in the United States Army as a PFC, 101st Airborne & Signal Corps during the Korean War. He was a graduate of La Fontaine High School in Indiana. He played spoons at numerous performances and was a member the Red River Ramblers Band since 1958, playing guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo, steel guitar and mandolin. He was member of the City of Vernon Electrical Board for 40 years. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Vernon.
He is survived by his daughter, Judy Helm of Lubbock; two brothers, Len Miller of Quanah and Orlin Miller of La Fontaine, Ind.; one sister, Wilma Jean Terrell of Waldo, Fla., and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Forrester and Mable Unger, and a brother, Bob Miller.
Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Sullivan Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sullivanfuneralhomevernon.com.