September 25, 2018

David Reid Miller

David Reid Miller

(June 25, 1951 – April 08, 2018)

FUNERAL SERVICES:  2:00 P.M. Friday, April 13, 2018, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel.

BURIAL:  Baggett Creek Cemetery

VISITATION:  Family will receive friends at Comanche Funeral Home on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

LUNCH:  Lunch for the family will be at Pettit Baptist Church at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, April 13.

David Reid Miller, age 66, went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Gustine, Texas.

He was born June 25, 1951 in Pampa, Texas to Harry Gene and Irene (Mingus) Miller.  David Reid was raised the cowboy way.  At a very early age he was riding bulls and broncs and always had a rope in hand.  He was a member of the AJRA and very well accomplished in the rodeo arena.   He was a state champion calf roper and in 1969 won the AJRA  world championship in bull riding, an honor he was extremely proud of.  After graduating from high school in 1969 he went on to work on many ranches across the state. At one point, he displayed his leather making talents in his Rafter D saddle shop and boot repair in Tulia, Texas.  He and Fred Pitt owned and operated the Maverick Rodeo Company.  David Reid and Lavana Boucher had three boys, who followed in their father’s footsteps. He loved roping, bull riding and was a team roper with his son, Robert.

On July 4, 1985, he was united in marriage to Janie Patton in Gustine. The two of them spent over 30 years in the trucking industry.  They traveled through 48 states and Canada.  Today they are owners and operators of Miller Trucks. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.  He was a member of Pettit Baptist Church.  David Reid was always a cowboy at heart and when things got tough he always said “COWBOY UP”.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Miller; sons: Robert and Lori Miller of Gustine, Neil and Amber Miller of Gustine, and Brian and Kristy Miller of Mertzon; step-daughter, Janalyn and Kip Elkins of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; stepson, Bobby and Kay Downing of Broken Arrow, OK; six grandchildren, Bailey Miller-Iglehart, of Odessa; Emma and Harper Miller of Gustine, Blake, Kelby and Braxton Miller of Mertzon; numerous step-grandkids, cousins and extended family.  He was also expecting a great-grandson.

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