Billy H. Miller
November 6, 1937 – December 1, 2018
Billy H. Miller, age 81, passed away on December 1, 2018. Billy Miller was born on November 6, 1937 in Georgetown, Texas. Bill was a wonderful father, husband, brother, grandfather, and friend to those who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Bill was a graduate of Georgetown High School, class of 1956. Bill and his wife, Mary Ann, enjoyed attending many high school reunions and visiting with old friends and classmates. Bill married Mary Ann Hutsell of Katy, Texas on June 20, 1959. Bill and Mary Ann were married for 59 years. During this union they had three children, Sheila, Kevin, and Steve.
Bill had a passion for many things and tackled each project with a high level of professionalism. Bill served his country for 40 years in the Air Force, Army, and Texas Army National Guard. He received numerous awards for his exemplary service, including the Army Air Medal, the Commendation Medal, and the Viet Nam Service Medal. Bill was very humble and rarely spoke about his honors and awards. He was very proud to serve his country and often said he would do it again in a heartbeat. Bill, wife Mary Ann, and their first two children, Sheila and Kevin, lived in Ansbach, Germany from 1964-1966 where Bill was stationed with the US Army. In 1966, Bill was sent to Viet Nam and Mary Ann returned to the states with their two children. After Bill returned from Viet Nam, they were stationed in Mineral Wells, Texas where they had their third child, Steve. Bill served admirably during his career as an airplane pilot, commercial pilot, and helicopter pilot, as well as a Certified Flight Instructor for the National Guard. He retired in 1997 with the highest rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5.
Bill had a passion for wood work, learning the basics from his father, Fritz Miller. Bill went on to create hand-crafted furniture including tables, cabinets, entertainment centers, book shelves, and other custom-made furniture. He also made library shelves for Williams and Cooper Elementary Schools in Georgetown. He made furniture for his family and many friends. His wood work was always expertly and professionally made.
Bill loved his church, Faith Lutheran, in Georgetown. He and his wife, Mary Ann Miller were charter members of Faith. Bill loved serving as a trustee, assisting with construction projects and working with the men on yard and landscaping projects. He was always fun to be around and had a smile and good humor that attracted people to him.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Fritz and Lula Miller of Georgetown, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Miller; daughter, Sheila Gauntt and husband, Tony, of Georgetown, Texas; son, Kevin Miller and wife, Mary, of Georgetown, Texas, and son, Steve Miller and wife Charlotte of Austin, Texas. Also, four grandchildren, Aaron Gauntt, Ryan Gauntt, Sara Miller, and Ian Miller. He is also survived by two sisters, Ethel Domal of Georgetown, Texas and Gretchen Walther of Colleyville, Texas. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Uyen and the entire staff at Tiffin House in Georgetown for the exceptional care provided for Bill during his last 14 months on earth. He truly felt at home at Tiffin House. The staff became part of Bill’s new family during his stay. We also want to thank Pastor Selle and Pastor Pohland of Faith Lutheran Church for regular visits and communion services for Bill while he was at Tiffin House.
Bill’s funeral will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 4010 Williams Drive in Georgetown, Texas on Friday, December 7, 2018. A visitation preceding the funeral will be held on December 7, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church from 9:00-10:30 a.m. with the funeral service following at 10:30. The burial will follow a light lunch at the church. The Patriotic Guard will lead the procession to Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville, Texas from the church.
Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Texas, 7719 Wood Hollow Drive, Suite #157, Austin, Texas 78731, The Capital Campaign “For Those to Come” at Faith Lutheran Church, 4010 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas, 78628, or Freedom Service Dogs of America, 7193 South Dillon Court, Englewood, Colorado 80112.
- Fritz Otto Miller, Father
- Lula Homeyer Miller, Mother
- Mary Ann Hutsell Miller, Wife
- Sheila Gauntt, Daughter
- Tony Gauntt, Son-in-law
- Kevin Miller, Son
- Mary Miller, Daughter-in-law
- Steve Miller, Son
- Charlotte Miller, Daughter-in-law
- Aaron Gauntt, Grandson
- Ryan Gauntt, Grandson
- Sara Miller, Granddaughter
- Ian Miller, Grandson
- Ethel Domal, Sister
- Gretchen Walther, Sister
- Nieces and Nephews, Numerous
7719 Wood Hollow Drive Suite #157 , Austin, Texas 78731
The Capital Campaign "For Those to Come" at Faith Lutheran Church
4010 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628
Freedom Service Dogs of America
7193 South Dillion Court, Englewood, Colorado 80112
- Visitation Friday, December 7, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, December 7, 2018