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Jarold Claude Miller

July 7, 1942October 29, 2021
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Jarold (Jerry) C. Miller, 79, of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, died Friday, October 29, 2021, following a brief illness of cancer. He was born on July 7, 1942 in Washington, Iowa, the firstborn child of John Claude and Maxine (Yoder) Miller. Jarold attended Grandview country school through 8th grade and graduated from Wellman High School in 1960. During his senior year in high school he enlisted the U.S. Navy Reserves. Jarold proudly served our country for eight years including many overseas assignments and several tours in Vietnam. On March 22, 1975, Jarold married Linda Lee Enfield and became the father of three children, Rhonda, Ronald and Scott Simpson. Linda preceded him in death in 2003. Jarold spent his working career as the assistant laundry manager for the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. During his career he helped develop innovative bar coding programs for the laundry service and worked as a laundry consultant after retiring from U of I. After retirement Jerry, moved to Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, where he met and married Mary Ann Scruggs. They have had a beautiful loving relationship for the last 10 years. Jerry loved playing golf and making new friends on and off the golf course. He was an avid Hawkeye fan and a long time season ticket holder for Iowa football games. Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife, Ann, his children, Rhonda Simpson, Ronald Simpson, Scott Simpson, Mary Jo (Paul) Burrroughs, granddaughters, Bobbi Jo (Ben) Miller, Heather( Ryan) Robbins, Amanda(Bret) Greiner, brothers, Jim Miller, Duane(Bev)Miller and Dean(Dorothy) Miller, and special friend and brother in law, C.W. Miller. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren. Jarold was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Linda, brother David and sister Claudine. Jerry’s family would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness and support shown to them during this time of loss. Funeral arrangements are through East Funeral Home, Texarkana, Texas. Online condolences and posting of the obituary and picture video can be viewed at www.eastfuneralhomes.com . A memorial service will be held on November 13, 2021, 10am at Village Church of Christ, Hot Spring Village, Arkansas. Memorial gifts can be made to the Church of Christ. A second memorial service will be held at the Amvets in Richmond, Iowa on Nov. 26th. Memories will be shared beginning at 11:30 AM, prior to the Hawkeye game. Game day attire is encouraged. Memorial gifts in Jarold’s honor may be given to The Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

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Tammy Bender Davis

November 15, 2021

Dean, sorry to hear about your brother passing away. Condolences my friend. Tammy

Buddy Tolbery

November 12, 2021

Played a lot of golf with Jerry, sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

john Harper

November 11, 2021

one of my favorite people, he and I played golf together for a number of years. He was a Navy Vet and I was Air Force . It was always Mr. Miller and Mr. Harper, a private joke. A good ol boy, rest in peace.

Freda Sojka

November 10, 2021

Jim and I loved Jerry. So many memories about him. An incredible friend. Truly a caring man who helped many people.

Dave Gray

November 9, 2021

Jerry was my dearest friend for forty years. I hired him as my Assistant Manager at the University of Iowa and to this day I believe it was the best managerial decision I ever made. Our working relationship over 20 years and our deep friendship is something I will always cherish. We experienced so much in life together and we were always there for each other. I am sad beyond words at his passing. He was one of our many Vietnam war heroes. He did his duty with courage and resolve. He treated all of his friends with that same commitment, loyalty and caring. I will miss his wise counsel, and his example of taking life on life’s terms. It is with profound sadness that I send my sympathies to Ann and Jerry’s Arkansas and Iowa families. God bless Jerry and All that knew him. It was an honor and blessing to call him my friend.
Dave Gray

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Navy Bootcamp - Chicago 1960

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Navy Bootcamp - Chicago 1960

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Okinawa - Navy Worksite

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Jarold and Linda - Christmas 1989

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Mom and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary - 1990
Jarold and Ron

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Boundary Waters Canoe Trip - Summer and 1984

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Jarold- Age 6