Published 10/1/2012 in Obituaries
LAKIN — David Mac Miller, 61, of Lakin, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at his home.
He was born May 12, 1951, in Ulysses, to Glen and Ruth Tunis Miller.
On Nov. 28, 1970, he married Connie Joan Rushton in Holly, Colo. They lived near Coolidge before moving to Lakin in 1972. He began working for Colorado Interstate Gas Co. in 1972 and retired in 2010 as the director of operations.
He was a member of the Lakin Church of Christ where he also served as a Deacon and an Elder. He was also a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. He enjoyed electronics, mechanics, camping, traveling, especially to the Colorado mountains, and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Lance and his wife, Kelsey Miller, of Shawnee, and Travis and his wife, Shonty Miller, of Terra Haute, Ind.; two sisters, Glenda and her husband, Rene Crisostomo, of Atlanta, and Alma Lou Plunkett of Syracuse; seven grandchildren, Clinton, Kylie, Logan, Keighan, Maizey, Colton and Lucas; his father-in-law, Hugh Rushton of Holly; and two sisters-in-law, Rose Marie and her husband, Jerry Jones, of Holly, and Betty Lou and her husband, Duane Headrick, of Turpin, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law, Elsie Rushton.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Coolidge Gymnasium in Coolidge. Burial will follow at the Holly Cemetery in Holly. There will be no calling hours.
The family request memorials be given to St. Catherine Hospice or to the Lakin Church of Christ, both in care of Garnand Funeral Home, Lakin. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com.
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Thinking of You
Connie and family,
It is a sad time. Even though I haven't seen you or David in years, I know that your lives were filled with love, happiness, and I am sure, a lot of "spontaneity” when interacting with friends and family … if David was anything like his dad.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We are all honored in having known David and remembering all those great times together when we were younger, from grade school on through high school. During this difficult time, try to recall those times often – we will too.
Your friend eternally,
Posted by: Janice (Walker) Holvoet on 10/5/2012
To Connie, Lance and Travis
I'm so sorry for your loss. Dave was one of the first people I met when I moved to Lakin in 1981. He had a smile on his face every time I saw him. He was so kind so enjoyable to be around. I will miss him, too.
Posted by: Cathy Conrady on 10/2/2012
Connie & family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always have fond memories of our elementary school days out at the little Webb Country School! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Posted by: Diann Hancock on 10/2/2012
You are in my thoughts and prayers
Connie and family:
I am so sorry to hear of you loosing David. He was a fine example of humanity and what we should do and be; whilst here. I feel very privlidged to have known him.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and may all your travels be done safely.
Posted by: Colleen Taylor on 10/1/2012
Thinking of you
To the family of Dave. I did not know him, but my brother was a very dear friend of his. Dennis Clark talked very highly of Dave and told us for years, what a wonderful boss and friend he was. God Bless you all.
Posted by: Nancy Clark Roth on 10/1/2012