OBITUARY

Jesse Isaac Miller, Jr.

May 6, 1939July 26, 2018
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Jesse Isaac Miller, Jr., 79, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force as a flight engineer serving during the Vietnam War; he also worked for 10 years at Greenwood Hardware and 10 years in maintenance and as a custodian for the Greenwood and Lavaca Public Schools and 10 years at Greenwood Public School as a school bus driver. Jesse was known for his love of bluegrass music and playing the banjo. He loved playing with Common Thread Bluegrass Gospel Band at various nursing homes and churches. He was a member of Greenwood First Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 30 at Greenwood First Baptist Church with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be Sunday from 2 – 7 p.m. at Greenwood First Baptist Church, where the family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m.

Survivors include his loving wife, Alice Marie (Porter) Miller; his mother, Robbie Lorene Miller of Fort Smith; one brother, Ronnie Miller and wife, Myrtle of Van Buren; one sister, Larue Crowder of Nashville, Tennessee; three daughters, Teresa Dunn and Melody Miller-White both of Rogers and Amanda Roberson of Portland, Oregon; three step-daughters, Melissa Brewer and Michelle Jones both of Fort Smith and Rebecca Lankford of Rogers; eleven grandchildren, Miles and Josh Dunn of Van Buren, McKennley (Mick) Isaac White, Tyler Dunn and Alexandria (Ali) Kyllingstad of Rogers, Jolie Engelen and husband, Bryson of Portland, Oregon, Justin Brewer and wife, Nikki, A.J. Brewer and wife, Haylee of Greenwood and Mallery Brewer, Spencer Jones and Maddie Jones all of Fort Smith; ten great grandchildren, Jade White, Ledger Kyllingstad, Ripley Engelen, Evan and Ella Dunn, Cayden Owens, Lainey Brewer, Caroline Brewer, Ellie Kate Brewer and Everleigh Brewer; numerous nieces and nephews; other survivors include his best friend, Dwayne (Boob) Carter and members of Common Thread Gospel Bluegrass Band. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Isaac Miller, Sr. and a brother, Gary Miller.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Home On The Range Life Group.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Miller leaves behind his loving wife, Alice Marie (Porter) Miller; his mother, Robbie Lorene Miller of Fort Smith; one brother, Ronnie Miller and wife, Myrtle of Van Buren; one sister, Larue Crowder of Nashville, Tennessee; three daughters, Teresa Dunn and Melody Miller-White both of Rogers and Amanda Roberson of Portland, Oregon; three step-daughters, Melissa Brewer and Michelle Jones both of Fort Smith and Rebecca Lankford of Rogers; eleven grandchildren, Miles and Josh Dunn of Van Buren, McKennley (Mick) Isaac White, Tyler Dunn and Alexandria (Ali) Kyllingstad of Rogers, Jolie Engelen and husband, Bryson of Portland, Oregon, Justin Brewer and wife, Nikki, A.J. Brewer and wife, Haylee of Greenwood and Mallery Brewer, Spencer Jones and Maddie Jones all of Fort Smith; ten great grandchildren, Jade White, Ledger Kyllingstad, Ripley Engelen, Evan and Ella Dunn, Cayden Owens, Lainey Brewer, Caroline Brewer, Ellie Kate Brewer and Everleigh Brewer; numerous nieces and nephews; other survivors include his best friend, Dwayne (Boob) Carter and members of Common Thread Gospel Bluegrass Band. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Isaac Miller, Sr. and a brother, Gary Miller.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Grandsons & Nephews, Active
  • Home On The Range Life Group, Honorary

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, July 30, 2018
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Jesse Isaac Miller, Jr.

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debbie easter

July 28, 2018

Jessie was a good husband and a good father

Jan Moore

July 28, 2018

Jesse was a wonderful Christian person and a gifted musician. He and Alice made a precious couple. He will be missed by many.

Mark and Linda Kovalck

July 28, 2018

Jesse always had a smile and encouraged everyone no matter what he was going through. We are honoured and blessed to have been a part of his life.

Ronnie Fox

July 28, 2018

I only knew Jesse for a short time when we both drove school buses for Greenwood Schools. We had great talks and shared a lot of memories and funny stories together. He was a great help and friend in helping me when I began as a rookie driver. He was a wonderful person and it was my privilege and honor to know him.

Rick Cox

July 27, 2018

I am very blessed to have known Jesse and counted him a dear friend. He made me a better person. His genuine display of courage, faith, and trusting attitude in these last years I will always remember. God’s peace and blessing. Rick Cox.

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Biography

Jesse Isaac Miller, Jr., 79, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service from the U.S. Air Force as a flight engineer serving during the Vietnam War; he also worked for 10 years at Greenwood Hardware and 10 years in maintenance and as a custodian for the Greenwood and Lavaca Public Schools and 10 years at Greenwood Public School as a school bus driver. Jesse was known for his love of bluegrass music and playing the banjo. He loved playing with Common Thread Bluegrass Gospel Band at various nursing homes and churches. He was a member of Greenwood First Baptist Church.


Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 30 at Greenwood First Baptist Church with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be Sunday from 2 – 7 p.m. at Greenwood First Baptist Church, where the family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m.

Survivors include his loving wife, Alice Marie (Porter) Miller; his mother, Robbie Lorene Miller of Fort Smith; one brother, Ronnie Miller and wife, Myrtle of Van Buren; one sister, Larue Crowder of Nashville, Tennessee; three daughters, Teresa Dunn and Melody Miller-White both of Rogers and Amanda Roberson of Portland, Oregon; three step-daughters, Melissa Brewer and Michelle Jones both of Fort Smith and Rebecca Lankford of Rogers; eleven grandchildren, Miles and Josh Dunn of Van Buren, McKennley (Mick) Isaac White, Tyler Dunn and Alexandria (Ali) Kyllingstad of Rogers, Jolie Engelen and husband, Bryson of Portland, Oregon, Justin Brewer and wife, Nikki, A.J. Brewer and wife, Haylee of Greenwood and Mallery Brewer, Spencer Jones and Maddie Jones all of Fort Smith; ten great grandchildren, Jade White, Ledger Kyllingstad, Ripley Engelen, Evan and Ella Dunn, Cayden Owens, Lainey Brewer, Caroline Brewer, Ellie Kate Brewer and Everleigh Brewer; numerous nieces and nephews; other survivors include his best friend, Dwayne (Boob) Carter and members of Common Thread Gospel Bluegrass Band. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Isaac Miller, Sr. and a brother, Gary Miller.