Lawrence Glenn Miller, 85, died on Friday, June 14, 2019 at his rural Finney County home. He was born Aug. 18, 1933, to Tresmon and Josephine (Williams) Miller in their rural Northwest Finney County home. He was the fourth of five children. He attended Holcomb schools.
On Oct. 17, 1954, he married Barbara Jane Jordan at the Community Congregational Church in Garden City. They had four children, Gary, Cheryl, Timothy and Thomas. He served for nine years in the Kansas Army National Guard. A lifetime farmer, Lawrence enjoyed being a private pilot, and loved restoring Studebaker cars.
He was a 65-year member of the Elk’s Lodge, serving as exalted rule and district deputy. He was active in the American Agriculture Movement, and drove a tractor to Topeka and on to Washington, D.C. to protest low farm prices and lobby for parity. He was also a lifetime member of the Eagle’s Lodge, and a 50-year member of the Studebaker Driver Club, winning many trophies and awards in car shows.
Survivors include his four children Gary and wife Susie Miller of Garden Citty; Cheryl and husband Kieth Hand of Lawrence; Timothy and wife Rebecca Miller of Holcomb; and Thomas Miller of Garden City; a sister Geneva Minter of Garden City; nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and three brothers, Norris Miller, Norman Miller, and John Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, all at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. The family suggests memorials given to the Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH), or to St. Catherine Hospice, both in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be given at garnandfuneralhomes.com.