Courtney James Miller |

Courtney James Miller

Courtney James Miller, 86, of Frankford, Mo., passed away of natural causes Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with the Revs. James P. Miller and George Hinch officiating.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at the funeral home.

Funeral services are also at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Grant Mortuary in Craig, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of service, followed by burial with Military Honors in Craig Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Routt County, the son of Sterling Paul and Mattie Vertesta Pankey Miller. He married Wilma Louise McKee, who survives, on Nov. 24, 1950, in Hayden.

Other survivors include sons James Paul Miller and wife Lola, of New London, Mo., Jack Stephen Miller, of Frankford, Mo., and Dale Aden Miller and wife Elisa, of North Pole, Ark.; daughters Lorretta Jean Johnson and husband Robert of Maywood, Mo., and Edna Lucille Ehret of Frankford, Mo.; brother George Lynn Miller of North Pole, Ark.; sisters Elizabeth Van Dorn and Maxine Updike and husband Elwin, all of Craig, Lucille Van Dorn, of Casper, Wyo.; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Wilson P. Miller and Robert S. Miller; and sisters Jean Sowards, Gloria Van Dorn and Elba Long.

Mr. Miller grew up near Craig before moving to Frankford in July 1964. He served in the United States Army during WWII in the Philippines, and also served during the Korean Conflict.

He was a farmer, worked in logging, oil, gas industries in Colorado and after moving to Missouri, worked for Cerf Brothers Bag Factory and also worked for C and E Refractories for 19 years.

Mr. Miller raised miniature horses and German shepherd dogs and enjoyed working with country art. He belonged to the American Miniature Horse Registry and was instrumental in developing the local ALKHAMSA Arabian Horse Association.

He had an enormous sense of humor. He was a member of the Frankford Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the family, care of Mudd-Veach Funeral Home, 606 W. Main, Bowling Green, MO, 63334.