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500 Wildcat Drive
Portland, TX 78374

Tel: (361) 643-6564
Fax: (361) 777-0624

Bruce Wilford Miller

Born: Fri., Mar. 1, 1929
Died: Sat., May 27, 2017


Visitation

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 31, 2017
Location: Limbaugh Funeral Home


Interment

9:00 AM Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
Location: Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 01, 2017
Location: St. Stephens Luthern Church - Portland


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Bruce W. Miller was born in Bloomington, Texas on March 1, 1929 and raised on farms at Inez, Edna and Cuero. He graduated from Cuero High School as the honor boy of his graduating class. In 1946, he joined the US Marines where he served for two years and reached the rank of Sergeant.
In 1949, Bruce entered Texas A&M College in College Station where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education. While there, he joined the ROTC program reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He commanded three Veteran Companies and was a distinguished Military student.
In 1952, Bruce started a long military service as Second Lieutenant with training in artillery at Fort Sill Oklahoma. In 1953, he married Emma Magnia and they spent a year in Germany with the 2nd Armored Division. Bruce continued his military service in the Texas National Guard, where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 2nd Battalion 141st.
From 1954 to 1957, Bruce taught Vocational Agriculture in Yorktown, Texas. In 1957, Bruce started a thiry year career with Central Power and Light Company (CP&L). Upon retirement from CP&L, he stared the Business Roundtable.
Bruce served as Council President for St. Lutheran Church for three six year terms, and taught Adult Sunday School for many years.
Bruce’s Rotary career spanned 40 years, including serving as district governor and receiving the Rotarian of the Year and Service Above Self awards.
Bruce loved traveling, hunting, fishing and golfing, especially with his Over the Hill Gang. He loved the Texas Aggies and taught his daughters to sing all of the songs.
Bruce is survived by his wife Emma; daughters Melissa and husband Kelly DeWitt, Merry Miller, and Melanie Miller. He is also survived his grandchildren, Jill DeWitt and Matthew and wife Courtney DeWitt and great-granddaughter Emma Lynne DeWitt. He is also survived by his sister, Anna Bowers and his brother, Oscar Ray Miller and numerous nieces and nephews.
By God’s grace, Bruce fulfilled his priorities in life.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Limbaugh Funeral Home in Portland. Family will receive guests from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The burial will be Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 9:00 am at the Coastal Bend State Veteran’s Cemetery in Corpus Christi. A celebration of life will follow at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Portland at 11:00 am.
In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Lutheran’s Church, P.O. Box 668, Portland, Texas  78374 or to the Rotary Foundation at http://www.rotary.org/en/donate or the charity of your choice.

 

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Lazaro Ornelas
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
My sinceres condolences, RIP !!!

Crissy Mooney
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Daylon Magnia
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
Uncle Bruce was the kind of man that all men wished they could be. he was a man's man. I never seen him mad or in a unhappy mode. He was always very congenial and polite to all in his presence. The family should be very proud to have had such a member. RIP, see you on the other side.


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