Jon David Miller
October 10, 1962 – May 15, 2018
Jon David Miller passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in Coppell, Texas, surrounded by family and with complete assurance of his heavenly home.
Jon Miller was born October 10, 1962 at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota. The third child of Jack and JoAnne Miller, Jon grew up in South Dakota, California, North Dakota, and Colorado before the family settled in Wimberley, Texas. In 1980, Jon graduated from Jack C. Hays High School, where he excelled academically (salutatorian) and athletically as a member of the golf and basketball teams. Destined to be an Aggie, Jon received his BBA in Accounting with Honors in 1984 from Texas A&M University, the place where he met his future wife Angela. Jon was a proud member of the Corps of Cadets, Squadron One, and served as Wing Commander and a Ross Volunteer. After graduation, Jon was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He served our country as a T-37 instructor and KC-10 pilot and was a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, flying missions in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
After completing his military service, Jon joined Delta Airlines as a pilot in 1991 and felt privileged to have a domestic and international flying career, but often told his boys and wife his favorite layover was home.
Jon loved his family and was a devoted dad to Matthew, Nathan, and Andrew. One of Jon’s favorite activities was enjoying sports with his boys – whether playing, watching, or coaching their teams, he relished every moment (and there were a lot). He tied with Angela as the boys’ biggest fan, encouraging them in every endeavor – academic, athletic, ministerial, work, and as servant leaders. This past year, Pops was excited to step into his newest role as grandfather to Savon‘Tae and Jack.
Jon’s greatest passion was serving – his family, others, community and country. Jon and Angela have been active members of Valley Ranch Baptist Church since 1992, where he went on youth and other mission trips, delivered food to families in need, spearheaded logistics for the VRBC/Cornerstone Baptist Church Christmas Store, and served on various committees. Even during his four-year health battle, Jon continued to devotedly mentor boys at Tom Landry Elementary School as part of the Big Hope program. Recently, Jon was recognized as the 2017-2018 Big Hope Volunteer of the Year.
Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Miller and Jo Anne Nielsen Miller. Survivors include: his wife of 32 years Angela Dodd Miller; his sons Matthew (wife Caroline) of Hoover, Alabama, Nathan (wife Nicole) of Marble Falls, Texas, and Andrew of Coppell, Texas; grandsons Savon’Tae Miller and Jack Miller; sister Christina Miller (husband Jeffrey Miller) and brother Marcus Miller (wife Laura Lynn); father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Betty Dodd; brother-in-law David Dodd; nephews Brett Miller, Erik Miller, Justin Dodd; and nieces Camryn Miller, Madison Miller and Caroline Dodd. A memorial service to celebrate Jon’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18th at Valley Ranch Baptist Church in Coppell, Texas. Visitation: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on May 17th at the Rolling Oaks Funeral Home in Coppell, TX. Internment: Rolling Oaks Memorial Center, Coppell, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Big Brothers, Big Sisters’ Big Hope Mentoring Initiative (www.bbbstx.org/jonmiller) or Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 152551, Dallas, Texas 75215 or to Valley Ranch Baptist Church with a notation designating Big Hope or Cornerstone Baptist Church as the intended recipient.
Proverbs 17:17 tells us that “A friend loveth at all times.” Angela and her sons wish to thank the family members and friends who have faithfully supported them.
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Jon David Miller
June 27, 2020
I went through T-37 instructor training with Jon, survival training, served in Air Training Command with him; met and visited his parents at their home in TX, and did a few social events with him and Angela while in AZ. Although I just became aware of his passing 2 years after the fact, it really hit me hard. He was truly an exceptional person.
May 18, 2018
I was so sorry to hear of Jon's passing. After I finally joined FB a few years ago, I had tried to find him without success. Jon and I went to high school together. He was super smart and a great golfer. But what I remember most, even as a teenager, was his high moral fiber and strong character. He was a good guy, through and through. I'm very sorry for your loss.
May 17, 2018
I remember your mother, Jo (my older sister) bringing all of you kids to Grandma's house in Rapid City, South Dakota, when I happened to be visiting with all of my three girls. It was such fun to see them all together and brings back many happy memories of seeing my mother with a Big Happy Grandma Smile on her face as she looked at all of the grandkids.
Angela and family, my heart breaks at your loss. But know that Jon wears his crown in heaven for all of his good works here on earth. God bless you all and remember that you are all in my prayers.