Earl Allen Miller 1938-2017

January 05, 2018

Earl Allen Miller, 79, of Paris, died Sunday, December 24, 2017, at Monroe Manor, in Paris.

Earl was born July 25, 1938, near Santa Fe, Mo., to Vern and Arneda Miller. He was married to Eva Davis on June 1, 1958, at Paris. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Brad Miller (Barb) of Santa Fe, and Tony Miller (Glenda) of Paris; two daughters, Lisa Crump (Phil) of Paris, and Anita Musgrove of West Lafayette, Ind.; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Tournear of Paris, Marie Sieli (Bob) of Burien, Wash., Shelby Baclesse of Kansas City, Mo., David Musgrove (Nicole) of Ozark, Mo., Melissa Musgrove of Ellisville, Mo., Brett Miller, Delaney Miller, Brock Miller and Reid Miller, all of Paris; and two great-grandchildren, Brooklynn Gibbs and Brayden Miller, both of Paris. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, in 2003 and 2004, respectively; one sister, Hazel Herron in March 2017; and one son-in-law, Del Musgrove in 2014. Earl graduated from Paris High School in 1956. He began working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C., in January 1957. In late 1957, he returned to Paris and ran the MFA station north of Paris. Later, he worked in plumbing for Ray Miller and then Doc Guthrie.

Earl began working for the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1960. He continued with them for the next 30 years at various locations, mainly as a telegrapher agent, retiring in 1990. From 1992 to 1997, he operated Miller’s Store at the family farm on Route Z. He also farmed for many years.

He was a pilot for most of his life, owning and flying a Piper Cub, a Cessna 150 and a Challenger light sport airplane. He also was an avid collector of Native American arrowheads and artifacts, and was a longtime ham radio operator.

Over the years, Earl owned and operated a number of motorcycles and a bulldozer, as well as building and running two working steam engines.

At one time, he also built computers from scratch and provided computer repair and technical assistance for many people in the area.

Visitation was from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Agnew Funeral Home, in Paris, services followed at 2 p.m.

Honorary pallbearers were Bob Bierly, Charles White, Charles Herron, Jimmy Ball, Dale Bridgeford, Wesley Snider, Darrel Roberts, Don Johannaber and Bill Miller.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements were handled by Agnew Funeral Home, in Paris.