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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

Jimmy "Shorty" Eugene Miller

August 14, 1938July 3, 2020
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Our beloved Jimmy E. (Shorty) Miller, 81, slipped the bonds of his earthly vessel to walk freely with our Lord on July 3, 2020. He was born August 14, 1938 in Leander Texas, the son of Samuel Miller and Geraldine (Jerry) Craven Miller. Jimmy graduated from Burnet High School Class of 1956 and then attended UT Austin. Jimmy joined and served in the U.S. National Guard.

Having married the love of his life Linda Booker Churchwell, they celebrated 55 years of marriage in August 2019. They lived in Austin, Temple and Cedar Park while Shorty worked in sales for Cudahy Bar S Meat Co and then in the auto glass business for Glass Specialty/Magic Auto Glass, Safelite Auto Glass and retired from Hill Country Auto Glass of Burnet. After living in Cedar Park for 40+ years, he and Linda retired to Lake Buchanan. Observing and enjoying the wildlife and lake setting was an immense joy.

Raising children allowed Shorty to become a kid again while coaching baseball both in Austin and Leander, working with youth rodeos and livestock shows. Serving on the Williamson County Livestock Show Board of Directors working with 4-H and FFA youth was both a pleasure and a passion. Fun times also included camping, hunting, fishing, boating, water skiing, watching sports on tv and of course being with grand and great grand kids.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Lyndon B. Churchwell, sister-in-law Jayne Miller and daughter-in-law Lourdes Rosenberg.

Shorty is survived by his wife Linda Miller; his brother Bobby Miller of Joppa; his sister-in-law Gloria Bowmer of Lampasas; his children, son Kevin Churchwell and his wife Barbara of Joppa, and daughter Kathie Miller of Austin; five grandchildren, Sarena Ringstaff and her husband Josh of Joppa, Chance Webb and his wife Reggie of Burnet, Larry Holybee and his wife Sarah of Hutto, Andres Rosenberg of Austin and Sofia Rosenberg of Austin; nine great grandchildren, Levi, Carson, Hunter, Addie Jane and Cheyenne Ringstaff, Emily and Brylee Holybee and Cooper and Case Churchwell; nieces and nephews, Jo Lynn Miller Knighton, Matt Miller, Amber Jackson and Bryan Hall and their children, other relatives and many friends.

The family will host a visitation on July 10th 6-8 p.m. at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Due to coronavirus restrictions and guidelines, facemasks will be provided and social distancing encouraged.

Following cremation, a private family graveside service and burial will be held at Bagdad Cemetery in Leander. A Celebration of Life gathering is being planned for a later date for anyone wishing to attend and honor Shorty.

Any memorial gifts may be made to the Burnet FFA parents and Friends C/O Sarena Ringstaff PO Box 1305 Burnet, TX 78611. The website is: www.burnetffaparentsandfriends.org Click on “Donate Now” button.

Due to the current health crisis strict guidelines will be observed. All guests are required to wear a mask.

Thank you for your understanding.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

    Friday, July 10, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Inurnment later at Bagdad Cemetery Leander

Memories

Jimmy "Shorty" Eugene Miller

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KATY GILMORE

July 18, 2020

LINDA & FAMILY, I WAS SHOCKED AND SADDENED TO LEARN ABOUT SHORTY'S PASSING. HE WAS SO GOOD TO US WHILE BILL WAS IN THE HOSPITAL. HE VISITED BILL AND THEY WOULD TALK ABOUT THE GOOD OLD DAYS. HE REALLY LIFTED BILL'S SPIRITS . I AM SORRY I DIDN'T KNOW SOONER. HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND GOOD FRIEND.

Trent Boatright

July 9, 2020

Lots of fun times and memories from being around Shorty and Linda, Kevin, Lyndon, and Kathy, from stock shows, rodeos, to pig buying trips you always had fun and laughs when you were with Shorty and we usually ate pretty good too! Some of the best times ever !! The world lost a good un but heavens gettin a real good un too !!

Billy Hord

July 8, 2020

Many a great times in the lamb barn at stock shows with Shorty. He loved working with the kids and their lambs. The world lost a great example of a true gentleman. Rest in peace Shorty.

Kelly Cloud

July 8, 2020

You were like a second father to me, Shorty. Judi and I loved you very much. You taught me everything I know about the glass business. We had so many great times together at work and at home. You were always there to help me with everything, including building fences, sheds and moving. I will miss your funny jokes and story's. I will never forget you.

All my best thoughts and wishes go out to you, Linda, and the whole family.

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Shorty watching Lyndon ride a bull

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Shorty watching Lyndon ride a bull

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