Hobert L. "Hobie" Miller

September 21, 1942September 5, 2018

Hobert L. (Hobie) Miller, 75, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Hobie was born on September 21, 1942 in Wichita Falls to Hobert Miller and Kheva Moon. Hobie served on the Wichita Falls Police Department for 15 years and later retired from Burlington Northern Railroad as an Engineer. In 1978, he was awarded Policeman of the Year Award for his outstanding service to the community by the City of Wichita Falls. He enjoyed teaching safety courses to children and adults in the community. He was an active member of the Floral Heights Church of Christ where he professed the teachings of Christ. Hobie loved spending time with his family, fishing and his fellowship with his church family. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his soulmate of 47 years: Joni McAlllister Miller of Wichita Falls; son: Doug Miller and wife Debbie of Houston; brother: Reese Walker of Austin; step-brother: Steve Kessler of West Columbia, Texas; step-sister: Carol Seidl of Lancaster, California; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 10th from 6–8 PM, at the funeral home. Celebration of Life Service will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home. Interment will be in Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of “Hobie” Miller to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909 Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310.

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  • Visitation Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hobert L. "Hobie" Miller

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Edgar Wopod

September 10, 2018

Hobie Miller lived in my neighborhood when I was a child (he was two years older). He was a good guy and a good role model for kids in our neighborhood. He was mature for his age as well. I haven't seen him since the mid 1960's, but I still have positive memories. In particular he drove a bunch of us to the WFSH when we were sophomores. My very best wishes to his family and friends, and particularly his brother Reece Walker, whom I also have seen in 50 or so years.

Sherry and Raymond Fincher

September 9, 2018

Joni, we were so sad to hear about Hobie. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. You were such thoughtful neighbors and friends so many years ago.
Raymond and Sherry

Wayne/Dorothy Duty

September 9, 2018

Hobie was one of the Good Guys... RIP HOBIE... Uncle Wayne & Aunt Dorothy

Pete and Carol Seidl

September 8, 2018

To Joni and all the family,

We are thinking of you and sending our love. Found this great photo. We believe it was taken on Mother's Day in 1989 on Grant Street.

Love, Pete and Carol June

Pete and Carol Seidl

September 8, 2018

We are sad to learn of Hobie's passing. He was a true gentleman. Always smiling; always in a good mood. When Hobie and Joni first began dating, I (Carol) was with them in the car. They very politely asked if I would "take a powder". Not knowing what that meant, or understanding they wanted to be alone, they had to explain it to me. "Get lost". I still laugh about that. This picture was taken in Houston in 1975.

Steve Kessler

September 7, 2018

This is my step-brother who I always thought the best things about. When he was a police office many years ago I was burned in an accident. I was in the hospital several days where "Hobie" stood outside the room in his police uniform. I appreciated it but, found out later that the staff thought I was wanted for something bad. We had to explain to those who did not know we are family. This was "Hobie". He would do anything for anyone. I cannot explain how great a man he was. He helped change me into making the right decisions in my own life. I cannot say enough nice things about him.