T. Robert "Bob" Miller, 74, of Morrisonville, died at 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
The family will receive guests from 2 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville, with the Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating. The funeral ceremony will begin with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #721 and the Department of Defense. Cremation will be provided following ceremonies. Private family inurnment will be provided at a later date at Morrisonville Cemetery. Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Miller was born on Feb. 4, 1945, in Morrisonville, the son of Theodore R. "Ted" and Roberta (Spillman) Miller. He married Janet Kay Deal on July 30, 1967, at the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and she preceded him in death Nov. 7, 2000. He then married Heather Benning on May 27, 2003, at the Chapel of the Dove in Branson, MO, and she survives in Morrisonville.
He graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1963 and then proudly served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, then Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, and then Fort Riley, KS. Upon being honorably discharged, he graduated from the United Electronics Laboratory in Louisville, KY, where he learned electricity and radio repair. He worked for many years as a self-employed electrical contractor, and spent his entire life helping with the family farm.
He was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, where he taught Sunday School, and served as a trustee for four terms. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #721 in Morrisonville where he was past commander twice. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #681 of Morrisonville, Christian County Pork Producers, and an advisory board member of the Production Credit Association, as well as a three consecutive term member of the Christian County Board, from 1980-1992. He enjoyed camping, fishing, macramé, hunting, and target shooting.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Missy (Dave) Haley of Carlinville; a son, Rob (Brandy) Miller of Auburn; grandchildren, Danny (Emily) Ondrey, Zach (Ellie Halpin) Ondrey, Emmy (Cary Whitlock) Ondrey, Austin and Heath Miller, Stephanie (Jake) Ritter, Jennifer Haley, and Dani (Clay) Hoff; great-grandchildren, Hayley, Max, Garen, Nora, Harrison, and Knox; siblings, Judy (Ken) Streit of Morrisonville, Lynda (Bill) Walter of Carlinville, and Chris Miller of Morrisonville; aunt, Normalee (Roy) Jackson of Mt. Pulaski; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville or the American Legion Post #721. Donations of food may be brought to the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville on Friday. Visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.