Moe Miller

Carroll Lloyd “Moe” Miller, 70, son of Robert Lee and Helen Effie Flowers Miller, was born March 2, 1940, in Houston, Mo. He passed away Jan. 26, 2011 at his home in Houston, Mo.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Danny Gene Miller; his parents, Robert and Helen Miller; two brothers, James “J.C.” Clayton and Raymond Roy “Bud” Miller; and three sisters, Gladys Marie Revels, Geneva Bernice Smith and Lucretia Elizabeth Lewis.

Moe is survived by his wife, Martha Miller of their home in Houston, Mo.; four sons, Scott Miller and wife, Melissa, of Houston, Mo., Kyle Miller and wife, Janean, of Cabool, Mo., Rustin Miller of Houston, Mo., and Billy Miller; six grandchildren, Kaden, Karson and Kinley Miller, Catlin and Travis Spencer and Jesse Kilgore; brothers and sisters, Hazel Hicks, Irma Gaddy, Joyce Slatner, Robert Miller and James Boswell; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Moe was saved on Oct. 25, 1953, at Rocky Branch Baptist Church and was baptized at Baptist Camp the same day. He graduated Houston High School with the class of 1957.

Moe married Martha Young in 1962 and enjoyed 48 wonderful years together. They had four sons.

Moe had many interests and hobbies but one of his greatest loves was stock car racing. He built and drove cars for over 30 years. In later years he loved watching two of his sons follow his passion of racing and thoroughly enjoyed being their pitman. He was an avid baseball and football fan and attended as many of his grandchildren’s athletic events that he could. Moe was so proud of his children and grandchildren. Gigging and fish fry’s kept him busy in the winter. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, shuffleboard, pitching horseshoes and just sitting at the shop watching his boys work on their race cars. Moe would never miss a chance to help others. At the time of his death he kept busy restoring a classic car.

He lived a very full and interesting life. Moe was well respected by many and a friend to all that met him. His absence will leave a huge void to his family and friends, now he is racing on a bigger track, fishing in a bigger lake and gigging with a bigger pole….. Moe you will be missed!

Services were 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at the First Baptist Church, Houston, Mo., with Paul Murray and Daryl Young officiating. Pallbearers were Kaden Miller, Donnie Wilson, Dewayne McCartney, Terry Jay Miller, Terry Moore and Joe Perryman. Honorary pallbearers were Karson Miller, Travis Spencer, Richard Hicks, Michael Moore, Leroy Cole and Jim Boswell. Burial followed in Wolford Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

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