Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Charles Franklin Miller, 70, of Wheaton, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011, in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield.

He was born Sept. 10, 1940, in Marksville, La., the son of Hudie and Hilda (LeBlanc) Miller. On March 3, 1990, in Houston, Texas, he was united in marriage to Frances Servotte, who survives.

Additional survivors include: two daughters, Mary Blunt and her husband, Cris, of Houston, Texas, and Amanda Greene, of Bossier City, La.; three brothers, Larry Miller, of Baton Rouge, La., Ronald Miller, of Dubach, La., and Donald Miller, of Ulster, Penn.; two sisters, Nell Pankratz, of Pasadena, Texas, and Ann Bruning, of Lake Charles, La.; and three grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Melody Martin.

He grew up in Louisiana. For 30 years, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany 23 years. He also served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. In 1990, he retired from the military as master sergeant and returned to Louisiana. In 2001, he moved to Missouri to make his home. He was a member of the Wheaton Street Machine Car Club.

Funeral service were held today (Wednesday) in McQueen Funeral Home, Wheaton. Rev. Billy Joe Gentry conducted the services. Burial with military honors will be Saturday in LeBlanc Cemetery, LeBlanc, La.

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