Stanley Arthur Miller of Cuba was born Tuesday, December 22, 1931 at Bourbon, Missouri to and Stella (nee Ratliff) Miller and passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the age of 86 years.
Stanley proudly served in the United States Army from December 4, 1952 until November 13, 1954. He received the rank of Corporal and he spent one year three months and 18 days stationed overseas during the Korean War. He earned the National Defense Service Medal.
Stanley married Jane Doyle on July 27, 1963 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Cuba.
Stanley worked 33 years as a mechanic for Jim’s Motors and he worked eight years for Don Treece Chevrolet as a mechanic before retiring in 1994.
Stanley enjoyed gardening, fishing with his sons, cutting wood and after he retired, he became the neighborhood mechanic.
He helped Jane babysit after he retired. He loved having children around but when the house was quiet, he watched NASCAR and St. Louis Cardinal Baseball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Stella Miller; three brothers, George and wife Edna Miller, Jim and wife Judy Miller and David Miller; daughter-in-law, Mary B. Miller; and brothers-in-law, Robert “Bob” Veach and Robert Doyle.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jane Miller of the home; two sons, Joe and wife Tracy Brandenburger Miller of Owensville, Missouri and Donnie and wife Renee Miller of St. James, Missouri; two grandchildren, Ryan Miller of St. James, Missouri and Kelsey Miller of Holts Summit, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Betty Miller of Cuba, Missouri, Carol and husband Tom Tucker of Cincinnati, Ohio, Catherine Veach of Cuba, Missouri, Betty and husband Gary King of Colorado, June and husband William Dotson of Cuba, Missouri, Rosemary and husband Mike Campbell of Cuba, Missouri, Charles “Elmer” and wife Wilma Doyle, James and wife Sue Doyle, Richard and wife Lulabelle Doyle, all of Cuba, Missouri, David and wife Pat Doyle of Steelville, Missouri and Paul and wife Ellen Doyle of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with special music of “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away.”
Interment, prayers and full military honors followed at the Gerth Cemetery, Bourbon, Missouri.
Pallbearers were Joe Miller, Donnie Miller, Bobby Doyle, Keith Doyle, Gary Campbell, Ewell Day, Bill Dotson Jr. and Jason Mehl.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.