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Buster Lowell Miller

May 9, 1931October 13, 2021
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Buster Lowell Miller, 90, went to be with the Lord on October 13, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on May 9, 1931 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Buster began working at the age of 11 selling newspapers at Camp Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs. He always worked one or two jobs at a time until he joined the Navy at age seventeen. After boot camp in San Diego, he was stationed in Millington where he met his wife of 70 years, Wilma.

Buster retired from the Navy after 30 years as a Chief Yeoman. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Buster’s second career of 35 years was plant engineer at King Cotton Packing Company in Memphis, Tennessee.

Buster began his 50 year Masonic career after becoming a Master Mason in Richland Lodge #748 in 1970. He joined the Memphis Scottish Rite and Al Chymia Shrine in 1973. He served as Representative of the Masonic Service Association to the Memphis VA logging over 5,477 hours serving our veterans. He also served over 20 years on the Shrine School Board for Al Chymia Shrine.

Buster and Wilma raised their girls at Northview Baptist Church and are active members of Bartlett Hills Baptist Church. They enjoyed many years of camping through the River M Sam’s Club where he served 10 years as President.

Buster is preceded in death by his mother, Bertha Gregg and sister Jean Wright. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Marie Miller; daughters, Lori Hudson (Jeff), Glenda Fox (Bob), Lola Tiner (Wayne), and Brenda Miller; 12 grandchildren, Lindsey Miller (Jason), Miller Hudson (Annie), Brandon Tiner, Kyle Hudson (Mallori), Derrell Tribble (Ashley), Deven Tribble, Jaime Fox, Kevin Tiner, Hayley Hicks (Collin), Macy Tiner, Ryan Tiner, and Cameron Fox; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 718 Union Ave., Memphis, TN 38103.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 10:30am-12:00pm with a funeral service to immediately follow at 12:00pm all at Family Funeral Care, 4925 Summer Ave., Memphis, TN 38122. Interment will take place at 2:30pm at West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road, Memphis, TN 38125.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FamilyFuneralMemphis.com for the MILLER family.

  • FAMILY

  • Bertha Gregg, Mother (deceased)
  • Jean Wright, Sister (deceased)
  • Wilma Marie Miller, Wife of 70 years
  • Lori Hudson (Jeff), Glenda Fox (Bob), Lola Tiner (Wayne), and Brenda Miller, Daughters
  • Lindsey Miller (Jason), Miller Hudson (Annie), Brandon Tiner, Kyle Hudson (Mallori), Derrell Tribble (Ashley), Deven Tribble, Jaime Fox, Kevin Tiner, Hayley Hicks (Collin), Macy Tiner, Ryan Tiner, and Cameron Fox, Grandchildren
  • He also leaves 14 great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Memories

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Violet Wright

October 20, 2021

To: My Aunt Wilma and the Girls
My deepest condolences to each and everyone of you for your loss, I am truly sorry for the passing of my Uncle Buster. May he be reunited with his mom and his sister * my mom*, My Prayers to each and every one of you, much luv and respect to all of you.
Luv Violet Maxine Wright
* Vie *

Bob & Alesia Thiel

October 17, 2021

Buster was President of the River M Sams RV group when we became first-time RV owners and were looking for a group to join. He invited us to come to one of the River M chapter dinner meetings which we did. We joined soon after. Our thanks to Buster & Wilma. Buster will be missed.

Guy and Connie Carter

October 15, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Wilma and the family. We have so many fond memories of camping with Buster and Wilma as a part of the River M Good Sam Group. Buster was such a fun, caring, and wonderful guy and always ready to help a fellow camper. Even though we can't be there for his funeral, because we are currently in Florida, his family will be in our thoughts and prayers as they go through this sad time. Just hang on to all those wonderful memories you have made with him over the years. Hugs! Guy and Connie

Jack Russell

October 15, 2021

Buster was my cousin, but I thought of him as an uncle also because he was only 1 year younger than my mom, making my mom an aunt at 1. So you see my confusion but no confusion...he was absolutely my friend. He was an admired man by all. He stood tall for his family. A true patriot where he stood tall for his country. He made me laugh
He was always cool. Buster & Wilma's names will always be together. Known as the couple that always stayed young. Oh, Miss Agnes! Love you.

Melody Varner

October 15, 2021

Rest peacefully Uncle Buster, with precious memories and love. Melody

Billy Russell

October 14, 2021

In 1976 Rosemary and Michelle and I came to Memphis from Central KY.
I was looking for a new life for my young family. Buster (my cousin) and his wife Wilma and family welcomed us with open arms. He helped me get a job and gave us a place to stay till I could get an apartment. Buster was like a Dad to me and my best friend. If not for Buster I would not be the man I am today. I will truly miss his wit and wisdom.

Varina Rullet

October 14, 2021

I remember Mr. Buster
saying to me once
"Take good care of my two
Loves,. I had DJ and Brenda in my car taking them to Florida.
He had a beautiful smile!!!

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