Jack B. Miller

December 28, 1928December 13, 2013

Jack B. Miller, 84, of Smithville, Texas, passed away peacefully with his family, Pastor and close friends by his side on Friday, December 13, in Houston, Texas. Born on December 28, 1928 in Houston to Ben F. Miller and Ruby S. Rollins, Jack graduated from Lamar High School in 1946 and received a basketball scholarship to Texas A&M where he graduated in 1950 with a degree in Architecture. He was a point guard on the team and was known as “The Diminutive Dribbler”. His love for Texas A&M University, its Corps of Cadets, its tradition and camaraderie, has followed him through all of his business and personal endeavors throughout his lifetime.

His career in and passion for golf gave him many joyous memories and lifelong friendships. Jack's devotion to the Christian faith and continuous work as an Elder in the First Christian Church of Smithville guided him in all aspects of his life. Jack is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dale Miller, and his son Justin Miller. He is survived by his three children, Sharon Walker, Ellen Vick, and Josh Miller; his son-in-law Johnny Walker; his grandchildren T.J. Harkness and wife Molly, Clint Harkness and wife Codi, and Katherine Vick; and his great-grandchildren Hailey, Clay, Blayne, Presley and Nathan; many beloved nephews, nieces and cousins. Not to be forgotten are his four-legged grandchildren Toolo and Mike-E. Services are to be held at First Christian Church in Smithville, Texas on December 28th at 11am with ceremonial burial of ashes to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Christian Church, PO Box 513, Smithville, TX 78957.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 28, 2013

Jack B. Miller

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Sharon Walker

January 9, 2014

Miss you everyday, Daddy!

January 2, 2014

I am the "Lucky Duck".
I had the pleasure of being Jack's friend. And, if you knew Jack, he was selective with forming his friendships.
Yes, I am truly a "Lucky Duck". I'll miss him a whole lot.
Peggy Meredith

Mike Ellicott

December 19, 2013

I worked with Jack building Texas Tech's Golf Course. He was the consummate professional and a true gentleman. I was honored to work with him and I'll miss his cheerfulness and friendship. Marilyn and I send our condolences to his family.

Stevan Coleman

December 19, 2013

We had the honor and great pleasure of getting to know Jack during the design and construction of the Jerry S. Rawls Golf Course at Texas Tech University. His input was invaluable. Jack was a real gentleman, and real "man's man" as well. Sorry to hear of his passing. They don't make many like him.

December 18, 2013

My sympathy to family and friends, May the assurances of God's love and provisions to be reunited in the future in joyous Paradise conditions for mankind by God's righteous Kingdom rule bring you comfort. Jeremiah 29:11.