Athens Review, Athens, Texas

June 7, 2013

John ‘Ike’ Miller


The Athens Review

ATHENS — ATHENS-Services for John “Ike” Miller, 77, Athens are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2013 at First Christian Church with Kern Railsback officiating.

Burial will follow in Athens Cemetery.

Mr. Miller died Thursday, June 6, 2013 in Athens.

He was born Oct. 5, 1935 in Athens to the late Hubert Harold and Cleo Odell Miller, and was a resident of Athens all his life. Ike attended Athens High School. He retired from a 35-year tenure with Kelly Springfield in 1996, then retired as Director of Transportation for Athens Independent School District in 2010. He loved playing golf and going fishing. He was a lifetime member of First Christian Church

Ike was preceded in death by brothers David Miller, Billy Raymond Miller and sister Peggy Stanford.

Survivors include: his wife of 58 years, Bettie Miller, Athens; son John Ike Miller, II and wife Beth Anne, Athens; daughters Karen Wright and husband Rick, Whitehouse, Lynn Czpansky and husband Tim, Tulsa, Okla.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John I. Miller, II, Rick Wright, Jordan Wright, Bryan McClemore, Andrew Splawn, Jason Young and Tim Czpansky.

Honorary pallbearer will be Raymond Stanford.

Visitation for family and friends will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.

If desired memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 900 Robbins Road, Athens, TX 75751.

You may leave a message of condolence, or light a memorial candle for the family at www.carroll-lehr.com