Kenneth Wayne Miller of Miami died at 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2007 at Integris Baptist Regional Health Center after a long illness. He was 89.
Kenneth was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Burbank to C.C. and Rosetta (Furst) Miller. He graduated from Fairland High School in 1937.
During World War II, Mr. Miller served his country as a member of the Army. He was a machine gunner sergeant from July 8, 1941, to Oct. 25, 1945. He received a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained on March 14, 1945, when wounded in action in the Asiatic Pacific.
Mr. Miller was co-owner of M & S Moving and Storage for 26 years. He was a truck driver, having continued to drive for Collins Construction Company into his 70s. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
On Dec. 13, 1947, he married S. Gertrude Mathia in Miami. She survives, of the home.
Additional survivors include two sons, Denver E. Miller of Miami and Clinton Miller of Quapaw; one daughter, Kathy Winscott, and her husband John, of Commerce; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great great grandson.
Kenneth was preceded in death by one sister, Marene Miller and one brother, Carl Miller.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday at Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry VonMoss officiating. Burial will follow in Fairland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Garland Mathia, Charles Mathia, Don Hogan, Ron Summers, Steve Shoultz, and Jake Reed. The Floyd L. Perry American Legion Post No. 147 Veterans Funeral Detail will conduct military graveside honors.
The family suggests memorials to the Parkinson's Foundation in care of the funeral home.