Gary Glen Miller, 72, of Simmons, Mo., passed away suddenly Dec. 26, 2017, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was born May 31, 1945, to Martin and Winniefred (Camm) Miller in Cabool, Mo.

Gary was raised south of Cabool on his parents’ farm and attended Cabool High School, graduating in 1963. He raised purebred hogs in high school and showed them at area fairs and the Missouri State fair. He won many awards for his purebred hogs.

He married Madeline Edith Wells on March 20, 1971. To this union of 46 years were born two daughters, Teri and Trisha.

He went on to be a lifelong farmer of Texas County, Mo., having a dairy herd and raising commercial beef cattle. Among his other endeavors, he was an insurance and real estate agent, in which he co-owned Cabool Insurance and Real Estate in Cabool, Mo., for almost 20 years.

He loved “wheeling and dealing” with people. Gary enjoyed the used auto business, which he owned for over 15 years in Simmons, Mo., and in his later years PaPa’s Mall. He made many friends and acquaintances in his many years of being in business and farming. Gary’s leisure time was spent by being at the picnic grounds on the Piney River with his friends and family.

Gary is survived by his wife, Madeline of the home; daughter, Teri and husband, Steve Harrah of Greenbrier, Ark.; daughter, Trisha Miller of Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Savannah and Emmett; and sister, Lois Hemphill of the Kansas City area.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Winniefred Miller; his brothers, Charles Miller and Raymond Miller; and two nephews, Mark Miller and Frank Miller.

A memorial service was 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor Orval Gayer officiating. Mr. Miller was cremated under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in his memory to the American Heart Association or your local animal shelter. To send an online condolence to the family, go to

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