OBITUARY

Mark Alexander Miller

August 13, 1960March 5, 2019
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Memorial Services for Mark Alexander Miller will be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel with Cole Purget officiating. Online condolences for Mark’s family may be left at www.reedculver.com.

Pallbearers for Mark include all of his co-workers and associates at American Airlines and the Church On The Move Discipleship Group.

Mark Alexander Miller was born on Saturday, August 13th, 1960 in Wilkinsburg, PA, the youngest son of Harry R and Matilda (Pici) Miller. He grew up in Pennsylvania with his brothers and sister, Michael, Rick and Linda. He was a 1978 graduate of East Allegheny High School, and then graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics specializing in aircraft maintenance. Once he graduated from PIA, he relocated to Texas and eventually settled in Tulsa, OK, working for American Airlines, most recently as a Crew Chief. When he wasn’t working, Mark was enjoying life to its fullest. He loved gardening, and loved raising flowers. An exceptional cook, he was always preparing Sunday Dinner every other week for his family and friends to enjoy. Ever the gentleman farmer, he was happy to travel the farm on his tractor, collect eggs from the chickens and enjoy the sunup with his canine companions. He couldn’t wait for the holidays to roll around so he could decorate and share the special times with the family he adored. He did the entire firework display for a fourth of July veterans event the family puts on each year called freedom Friday. It would look like fireworks you’d see at the finale of a Super Bowl halftime show. He was passionate about long walks on a breathtaking beach, strolls with his dogs, a good workout, body building, channel-surfing, Pittsburgh Steelers and listening to the perfect mood music. With Mark, all you had to do was ask, and he was your helpmate to the end, no questions asked, no return expected. He was content at home with his fiancé, Pam Chaffin. Together, they worked and dreamed on projects great and small. He trusted his life and everything in it to God, and worshipped at The Church on the Move, attending nightly prayer groups, working as cameraman for events, and lending the helping hand he was so famous for. The Lord called Mark from this life on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 in Tahlequah, OK. He was 58 years old and had so many things to do. He leaves so many friends and family that are grateful for the time they shared with this wonderful son, brother, fiancé, co-worker and friend.

He is preceded in death by his father, and his grandparents.

Those left to cherish his memory include his fiancé, Pam Chaffin of the home in Hulbert, OK, his beloved mother, Matilda “Matty” Miller, two brothers, Michael Miller of Houston, and Rick Miller and wife Barbara of Pittsburgh, PA, and one sister, Linda Coulter and husband John of Raleigh, NC. He leaves his uncle, Al Pici, and cousins, Vince, Sandy, Donna, and Diana. His nephews and niece include Ryan Coulter, Matthew Coulter, Kevin Coulter, and Amanda Miller. He will be greatly missed by his fiance’s children, Heidi Carter, and husband Shawn of Hulbert, OK, Scottie McKee and wife Mendy of Hulbert, OK, Rachel Purget and husband Cole of Hulbert, and Savannah Anderson and husband Clint of Hulbert, OK and Pam’s grandchildren Morgan Carter, Jack Mckee, Gracie Mckee, Max Purget, and Cross Anderson as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 9, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mark Alexander Miller

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Colleen Walker Mitchell

March 8, 2019

Mrs. Miller, Rick and Barb, Michael, Linda and John and families – the photos you’ve posted to this site brought back such wonderful memories of your family, a second family to me back in the day. Mark was such a sweet and kind guy, and we had a lot of fun for so many years on Third Street and at 814. I can hear his voice and remember his laugh. I know you can, too, and will miss that. My love and prayers are with you as you grieve Mark’s passing and celebrate and remember his life and love for you.

Pam, it’s evident in the photos how much you and Mark loved each other. I pray that love will comfort you in the days and years ahead. Wishing you God’s peace.

Colleen (and Jim)

Linda Coulter

March 7, 2019

Mark, how can it be that you have left us, and in just the blink of an eye? I have so many fond memories of our childhood together, so many wonderful times we shared as family. Our childhood was remarkable; we were blessed with wonderful parents, siblings, grandparents, and extended family who shared their love of family with us. There are so many things I will remember about you for the rest of my life: your love of family, especially for Mom and Dad; your love for Sunset Beach and all things beach-related (remember the huge turtle we found washed up that one summer? and eating half a plateful of hush puppies?); and your crazy sense of humor that anyone who has ever met you would have experienced within a few minutes. I'm sorry that God chose to call you home so soon, but so very thankful that you did not linger when He called. We often shared bible verses with each other, and I will always remember your love of the book of Psalms. In Psalm 18:2, David spoke these words: 'The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.' I pray that you are resting peacefully at the feet of Jesus, Mark. I love you and will see you again one day!! Love, Linda XOXO

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