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Riley C. Miller

May 7, 1948November 10, 2020
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Riley Clark Miller of Seguin, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the age of 72. He was born to Ross J. Miller and Mary Alice Greene Miller on May 7, 1948 in Urbana, Illinois.

Riley is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Kim L. Miller of Seguin, Texas; son Christopher S. Miller and wife Julie of Fortson, GA; son Stephen T. Miller and wife Stacica of Cataula, GA; grandson Sean P. Miller and granddaughter Paige E. Miller of Fortson, GA; granddaughters Jasmine E. Miller, Alyssia R. Miller, and Kerrina I. Miller of Cataula, GA; brother S. Gordon Miller and wife Sharon of Farmington, AR; sister Mary Miller Carlson of Rio Rancho, NM; sister Sarah Miller Fischer and husband Gerhard of Cary, NC; brother Daniel J. Miller and wife Jane of Lenexa, KS; cousin Bill Rogers and wife Barbara of Corinth, MS; 7 nephews, 9 nieces, 6 great-nephews, 8 great-nieces, and 1 great-great nephew. He is also survived by his Ranger Team 1-5 brothers Scott (Easy Rider) Whaley, Eddie (Casper) Hoppe, and Gregg (Spud) Gaines.

Riley was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy E. Miller; brother Robert L. Miller; and Ranger Team 1-5 brothers Bill (Cannon Belly) Neal and Jim (Stepchild) Gates.

Riley graduated high school in Lodi, WI in 1966, attended the University of Texas-Arlington, and was then drafted into the United States Army on August 22, 1969. He graduated Ranger school and was immediately assigned to Vietnam, where he served two tours of duty. Originally planning to complete his initial tour of duty and leave the Army, Riley decided he enjoyed the life of an infantryman and the brotherhood that life brought, so he reenlisted. Riley spent nearly half of his career in Ranger units, achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major, and retired from the Army after serving more than 30 years of active duty.

Riley’s great passion was Masonry. He was raised a Mason at Fort Benning Masonic Lodge #579 in 1975 and joined the local lodge wherever the Army assigned him. After retirement Riley became an active member in several area lodges and considered New Braunfels Masonic Lodge #1109 his home. One of his biggest joys was educating young men about Masonry.

Public Visitation is from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Zoeller Funeral Home. A Memorial Service is at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Zoeller Funeral Home. A Private Committal Service with Full Military Honors will follow at the Fort Sam National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas. https://masonichometx.org/rileymiller

A special thanks to the brothers of New Braunfels Masonic Lodge #1109.

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Zoeller Funeral Home

615 Landa St.
New Braunfels, Texas 78130

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1:00 pm

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520
San Antonio, TX

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Dan Owczarzak

November 19, 2020

I extend my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Honorable Brother Riley C Miller's wife and family all. To his friends and Brethren all. We lost a great warrior for Masonry and our great Nation on Nov. 10, 2020 when Brother Miller laid down his working tools for his room in that House not made with hands eternal in the Heavens.
May God bless and caress each of us left behind this day, and guide Brother Riley on this great and wonderful journey upon which he now travels. Amen

Dan Owczarzak, PM
Texas Lodge No. 8

Bobby Elkins

November 18, 2020

Hello, I would just like to share a few words in memory of my friend. I knew Riley from Calahans pub for 12 years, during that time we forged a friendship. I’m a Coast Guard vet and once I told him that, our military service created an instant bond. He was always so caring and thoughtful of all. I later would do work for him and Saint Kim(his words) and got to see how genuine he really was. He loved her immensely. I’m a better man for having known him. RIP Miller.

Tanisha Garrido

November 17, 2020

Kim,

Amanda and I send our most heartfelt condolences. May the love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Riley's spirit will always remain with you.

Sending our love,
Tanisha and Amanda

Diana Garrido

November 17, 2020

Kim, My deepest condolences to you my dear friend~ May you be comforted by greatest memories of The love of your life....Riley ..May he Rest In Peace ~ my prayers to you for strength & grace today, tomorrow & forever ♥️

Corby Czajka

November 15, 2020

A Mentor, Leader, Family Man, a Friend and one to always lend a hand. A Brother to many across Texas. A Teacher and plain and simply a great man. Our Condolences from our house hold to yours. On behalf of Randolph Lodge #1268, Schertz, Texas we send Hope and Faith, Riley will be missed.

Keith Wolf

November 15, 2020

Truly a great man and masonic brother.

Guy Anderson

November 13, 2020

My sincere condolences to the immediate and extended family of Riley. May God bless him and all of you now and forever. Peace be with us all.

Ernest Mason

November 12, 2020

This is so heartbreaking. I have enjoyed the talks over the past several years with Riley. I called Riley on Tuesday night and it went to voice-mail. I wished I could have had one last talk. I know Riley has gotten his Heavenly wings and is preparing a place for all of us. He has joined his mom and dad, sister and brother. What a reunion it was.

Doug Arthur

November 12, 2020

Kim and family. My heart is with you. God's Grace and Peace to you. Riley has given my family and myself love, peace and the gift of friendship. He will live forever in our hearts and memories. My love to you and family

Courtney Nesloney

November 12, 2020

We have lost a true champion for the Comal ISD community. Riley, representing the NB Masons, donated AEDs (cardiac defibrillators) to two Comal campuses, as well as supporting school nurse continuing education by sponsoring 4 nurses to take the national certification exam (NCSN). He was a kind soul with a great sense of humor, and he will be greatly missed.
The school nurses of Comal ISD honor him and the Masons for their generous support for many years.
Godspeed friend

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Biography

Riley Clark Miller of Seguin, Texas passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at the age of 72. He was born to Ross J. Miller and Mary Alice Greene Miller on May 7, 1948 in Urbana, Illinois.

Riley is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Kim L. Miller of Seguin, Texas; son Christopher S. Miller and wife Julie of Fortson, GA; son Stephen T. Miller and wife Stacica of Cataula, GA; grandson Sean P. Miller and granddaughter Paige E. Miller of Fortson, GA; granddaughters Jasmine E. Miller, Alyssia R. Miller, and Kerrina I. Miller of Cataula, GA; brother S. Gordon Miller and wife Sharon of Farmington, AR; sister Mary Miller Carlson of Rio Rancho, NM; sister Sarah Miller Fischer and husband Gerhard of Cary, NC; brother Daniel J. Miller and wife Jane of Lenexa, KS; cousin Bill Rogers and wife Barbara of Corinth, MS; 7 nephews, 9 nieces, 6 great-nephews, 8 great-nieces, and 1 great-great nephew. He is also survived by his Ranger Team 1-5 brothers Scott (Easy Rider) Whaley, Eddie (Casper) Hoppe, and Gregg (Spud) Gaines.

Riley was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy E. Miller; brother Robert L. Miller; and Ranger Team 1-5 brothers Bill (Cannon Belly) Neal and Jim (Stepchild) Gates.

Riley graduated high school in Lodi, WI in 1966, attended the University of Texas-Arlington, and was then drafted into the United States Army on August 22, 1969. He graduated Ranger school and was immediately assigned to Vietnam, where he served two tours of duty. Originally planning to complete his initial tour of duty and leave the Army, Riley decided he enjoyed the life of an infantryman and the brotherhood that life brought, so he reenlisted. Riley spent nearly half of his career in Ranger units, achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major, and retired from the Army after serving more than 30 years of active duty.

Riley’s great passion was Masonry. He was raised a Mason at Fort Benning Masonic Lodge #579 in 1975 and joined the local lodge wherever the Army assigned him. After retirement Riley became an active member in several area lodges and considered New Braunfels Masonic Lodge #1109 his home. One of his biggest joys was educating young men about Masonry.

Public Visitation is from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Monday, December 7, 2020 at Zoeller Funeral Home. A Memorial Service is at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Zoeller Funeral Home. A Private Committal Service with Full Military Honors will follow at the Fort Sam National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Masonic Children & Family Services of Texas. https://masonichometx.org/rileymiller

A special thanks to the brothers of New Braunfels Masonic Lodge #1109.

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