April 7, 1944 – May 16, 2013
Roger Miller, 69, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Thursday, May 16, 2013 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was retired from the Civil Service and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Bertha Alicia Miller; three sons, Patrick Miller of Polk City, FL, Tomas Miller of Greenwood and Kenneth Patrick of Greenwood; one daughter, Heather Doolittle of Las Cruces, NM; two sisters, Wilma Keefer of Lamar, AR and Dimple Miller of Minneapolis, MN and five grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.
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September 2, 2013
I wish I was able to speak to him one more time.. I would tell him thanks for always thinking of me and my family all the times that he did.. And that Ruger always talked about finding that tool "Uncle Roger" needed to take down the futon.. Its funny how in the middle of the day the littlest thangs will make me think of him.. We have a cabinet in the kitchen that we have always called "The Thang Uncle Roger Gave Us",being we really don't know what its called, and Ruger and Willow both know what we are talking about when we refer to it to get something.. I remember Roger and my grandpa always talking about Vietnam and I could always see that he didn't like re-living those days.. So until we meet again Uncle Roger, I will think of you everyday..
July 9, 2013
For my good friend Roger Miller, he was more than a friend to me he was a Brother, a Mentor and true American hero. I met Roger in Detroit in 1988, Roger and I later taught at the INS Academy and then we served in Miami at MIA. In 1998, I moved to Washington State where I retired from CBP. Roger and I kept in touch however; it was not as often as it should have been. I considered Roger to be as close as a brother and my best friend. Roger was a man that had a kind word for everyone and was always willing to give anyone a chance to prove themselves or just be themselves. Roger was a loving father, friend and a highly respected leader, he had a great influence over all the people he met and there is not a day that goes by that I don't use those common sense principles that he taught me as a young officer and later with him as he taught me to lead by example, with a kind word and by just being myself. Roger had some very funny sayings and to this day they ring in my memory and I use them with great pride because I know where they came from, a funny, kind and loving friend Roger Miller. Roger was bigger than life to me and my family; he was there with encouragement and wise advice for my son Nick as he went off to Iraq and Afghanistan. Roger gave Nick his compass that he used in Viet Nam, I don't know if it was just a gift or it meant something deeper, Roger never said, but I think it meant that with the compass Nick could always find his way and Roger was like that, always helping those of us that knew him find our way. I will miss my friend and my brother. As Roger, would say “Life is Good”. Rest in Peace my good friend my brother. Jerry Emory Lynden Washington
June 27, 2013
Very sorry to lose a fellow agent and classmate of the 86th BP Session. God bless the family to help them through their loss.
San Angelo, Texas
June 26, 2013
I was a classmate and friend of Roger's during the BP Academy. We got to see each other occasionally after graduation as I was stationed at Del Rio only 30 miles from Bracketville. Roger was a great guy, good friend and well thought of, "Fit to ride the River with." Vaya con Dios amigo.
June 26, 2013
I have fond memories of Roger the short time that I worked with him in Brackettville, Texas.
Tim Murray/San Jose, CA
June 8, 2013
So very sorry to hear about my old friend, I worked many days with Roger tracking in the desert and checking traffic on Hwy 26 Deming, NM.