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1917 Archer City Hwy, Wichita Falls, TX

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Jackie M Miller

September 20, 1951July 27, 2020
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Jackie M. Miller, 68, from Wichita Falls, TX passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020. He was born on September 20, 1951 in Kosciusko, MS to Opal Lee Tolleson and William Mason Miller Jr. He graduated from Mt. Olive High School in 1969 and joined the Air Force that same year. He graduated from Midwestern State University with his Master’s in Radiological Science in 1998. Jackie worked at Sheppard Air Force Base for 33 years and concurrently for Bethania (United Regional) Hospital for 37 years, while also teaching adjunct for MSU. He has been a faculty member in Radiological Sciences at Midwestern State University. He is survived by his wife: Christy; sons: Jason Hander (Terri), Randall Miller (Matt), Lex Hander (Jenny), Jared Miller (Mary Lynn), Kyle Miller (Somer), his twelve grandchildren: Kendall, Chase, Caleb, Austin, Alexa, Addison, Ally, Bowen, Ty, Lane, Amy, and Callahan; many nieces and nephews; his three sisters: Mary Rowell, Inette Phillips, and Juanice Wilkinson; his brother: Jerry Miller; his sisters in law: Norma Miller and Debbie Miller; and his brother in law: Gary Rowell. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Bill and Bobby Miller, and a grandchild: Alysa Hander. Viewing will be on Monday, August 3rd from 6 – 8 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 4th at 11 AM at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. Burial will be held after the service for family only. The funeral service will stream on Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home’s Facebook page on Facebook Live for those family and friends that aren’t able to attend in person. You may access this link for the 11 AM service. The family kindly requests that if attending in person that you wear a mask and follow all social and physical distancing guidelines. During this time, we want to ensure that everyone remains safe and healthy. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you donate to a newly established scholarship fund called the Jackie Miller Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded to a Radiology student enrolled at Midwestern State University. https://secure.touchnet.com/C20137_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=619&SINGLESTORE=true Online condolences may be made at hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Christy Miller, Wife
  • Jason Hander (Terri), Son
  • Randall Miller (Matt), Son
  • Lex Hander (Jenny), Son
  • Jared Miller (Mary Lynn), Son
  • Kyle Miller (Somer), Son
  • Kendall, Grandchild
  • Chase, Grandchild
  • Caleb, Grandchild
  • Austin, Grandchild
  • Alexa, Grandchild
  • Addison, Grandchild
  • Ally, Grandchild
  • Bowen, Grandchild
  • Ty, Grandchild
  • Lane, Grandchild
  • Amy, Grandchild
  • Callahan, Grandchild
  • Mary Rowell, Sister
  • Inette Phillips, Sister
  • Juanice Wilkinson, Sister
  • Jerry Miller, Brother
  • Norma Miller, Sister-in-law
  • Debbie Miller, Sister-in-law
  • Gary Rowell, Brother-in-law
  • Bill Miller, Brother (deceased)
  • Bobby Miller, Brother (deceased)
  • Alysa Hander, Grandchild (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Lonnie Clements
  • Justin Gellner
  • Steve Hays Jr
  • Greg Banker
  • Jimmy Sheppard
  • Bill Tidmore
  • AJ Chicola, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Sheppard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jeff Croston, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jeff Killion, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chase Hander, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer
  • Caleb Miller, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer
  • Austin Hander, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bowen Miller, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ty Hander, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lane Hander, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer
  • Callahan Miller, Jr. Honorary Pallbearer

Services

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    Monday, August 3, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Memories

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Pam and Lowell Harvey

August 5, 2020

Pam and I are very sorry for your loss. As evidenced by the shared memories of his students, he was loved and respected as he was with his co-workers and the medical staff.
He made sure that his students performed the radiologic study correct the first time just as he did.
I could always count on Jackie on obtaining those weekend x-rays with a positive attitude and a smile.
Lowell Harvey MD

Frank Dunai

August 4, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Jackie while stationed at Sheppard AFB from 1984-1988, then again from 1994-1999. He was a good friend and colleague. He will be greatly missed by all.

Jamie Wilde-Barrientos

August 4, 2020

Jackie was my phase II instructor in 2002 and also a mentor. I was going through a divorce and he would see me having a bad day and tell me to come to his office and we would talk and he would give me that look. The one that says he was about to drop some advice. Sometimes, his advice was buried in a story.
He had the best "Jackie-isms" and hearing them so much, sometimes I would forget that other people might not know them. The first time I said "Bufferilla" to blank stares reminded me how he was one of a kind. His sense of humor and passion for living life made the world a better place.

Inflight Operations

August 3, 2020

Randall,

We love you and are so sorry for your loss. Your father must have been a truly incredible man to have raised someone like you, and we are fortunate to benefit from that. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We know your father's legacy will continue to live on - thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a part.

LUV,

Sonya Lacore, Mike Sikes, Mike Sims, Steve Murtoff, Wayne Shaw, Brendan Conlon, Rachel Loudermilk, Cetta Larabee, Stacie Miller, Lindy Johnston, and Devan Webb

Sheryl Sledge

August 3, 2020

I met Jackie many moons ago when I joined the ICU/CCU team and Christy became one of my mentors.
Jackie taught me so much on the night shift and continued to be a treasured friend both at work and personally. He had the biggest heart and was larger than life. Joe and I will miss him very much.

Love, Sheryl and Joe Sledge

Lynette Watts

August 2, 2020

I can’t express the type of man Jackie was in just a few words. Selfless, honest, kind hearted, big hearted, happy, content...he was a colleague, a mentor, a life-advisor, but mainly, he was my friend. To Christy and the entire family, Gar and I are heartbroken over your loss. We love you and are praying for you.

Mark Simmons

August 2, 2020

Jackie Miller was the most important influence in my life. I met him at Eglin AFB, for Phase 2 Medical X-Ray Training a few months after joining the Air Force as a Vietnam Era Draftee. There were a few X-Ray Techs in the Eglin
X-Ray Department who outranked Jackie but he was clearly the department leader and rightfully so. He was the most gifted X-Ray Tech and patient manager I ever had the privilege to work with in all aspects of the craft. Under his tutelage, I evolved in skill and got to the point where patients would ask for me by name to do their X-Rays. That is such a very special point in an X-Ray Tech’s development for those fortunate enough and thoughtful enough to achieve it. When Phase II was over I got what was considered an undesirable assignment to Laughlin AFB, TX. Jackie told me that Laughlin might end up being one of the best assignments of my career. He was right as always; I was able to work at the base Hospital and also part time at Del Rio Memorial. I became the NCOIC of the X-Ray Department as a SSgt, I earned a college degree and I was selected to be a Commissioned Officer in the USAF. I give Jackie, his work ethic, his friendship and his leadership skills the credit for all of that. We communicated regularly over the years until just a few weeks ago. He was sick when we talked last; he went for treatment for a respiratory infection that sounded very serious over the phone and he was admitted to the hospital. We never had a chance to talk to again and I could feel that something was very wrong. Jackie was the brother I always wanted but my parents never had. He was the best brother I could have ever asked for. I will never forget him and I will do my very best to earn the privilege to see him again in the beauty of eternal life. RIP my teacher, my friend, and the best brother I could have ever found. You deserve a very special place in heaven and I am sure you will earn it.
Mark Simmons

Bill Tidmore MD

August 1, 2020

Jackie was what every Radiologist desired wherever we worked. He was willing and able with a great attitude and a smile on his face.I was fortunate to meet and work with Jackie since 1974 and he made me a better doctor, a better Radiologist, and a better person. We worked together at Bethania, at Sheppard,and at MSU. He was the forerunner of a Radiology Assistant. He was also my close friend. I can say for many doctors, Jackie was the go to person in radiology. Christy was the go to nurse at Bethania. He was a great neighbor,willing to help at any time. He was there for his family and their needs and now in Heaven helping out . I will really miss him as will so many.

Beth Veale

August 1, 2020

Here are some pictures of my friend of 30 years with some of the students. Nobody cared more about the Radiologic Technology profession and making sure our program produced the best technologists than Jackie. He was dearly loved and we feel the loss intensely.

Brenda Connor

August 1, 2020

I had the pleasure of working at Sheppard’s hospital with Jackie. Although we were in different areas, our paths would frequently cross. He was such a fine and decent person. My condolences to all his family. Praying for you during this difficult time.

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Kyle and Somer's Wedding 5/25/14

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Biography

Jackie M. Miller, 68, from Wichita Falls, TX passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020.
He was born on September 20, 1951 in Kosciusko, MS to Opal Lee Tolleson and William Mason Miller Jr. He graduated from Mt. Olive High School in 1969 and joined the Air Force that same year. He graduated from Midwestern State University with his Master’s in Radiological Science in 1998.
Jackie worked at Sheppard Air Force Base for 33 years and concurrently for Bethania (United Regional) Hospital for 37 years, while also teaching adjunct for MSU. He has been a faculty member in Radiological Sciences at Midwestern State University.
He is survived by his wife: Christy; sons: Jason Hander (Terri), Randall Miller (Matt), Lex Hander (Jenny), Jared Miller (Mary Lynn), Kyle Miller (Somer), his twelve grandchildren: Kendall, Chase, Caleb, Austin, Alexa, Addison, Ally, Bowen, Ty, Lane, Amy, and Callahan; many nieces and nephews; his three sisters: Mary Rowell, Inette Phillips, and Juanice Wilkinson; his brother: Jerry Miller; his sisters in law: Norma Miller and Debbie Miller; and his brother in law: Gary Rowell. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Bill and Bobby Miller, and a grandchild: Alysa Hander.
Viewing will be on Monday, August 3rd from 6 – 8 PM at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home.
Services will be held on Tuesday, August 4th at 11 AM at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. Burial will be held after the service for family only. The funeral service will stream on Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home’s Facebook page on Facebook Live for those family and friends that aren’t able to attend in person. You may access this link for the 11 AM service. The family kindly requests that if attending in person that you wear a mask and follow all social and physical distancing guidelines. During this time, we want to ensure that everyone remains safe and healthy.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you donate to a newly established scholarship fund called the Jackie Miller Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded to a Radiology student enrolled at Midwestern State University. https://secure.touchnet.com/C20137_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=619&SINGLESTORE=true
Online condolences may be made at hamptonvaughancrestview.com.

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