Ricky Ray Miller
January 27, 1961 – April 4, 2019
Ricky Ray Miller, age 58, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Thursday April 4, 2019. Ricky was born January 27, 1961. His first passion in life was drag racing. He started racing at the age of 18 and raced until 2017. He also enjoyed painting cars, that he won multiple awards on.
Ricky is preceded in death by his parents; John and Mary Miller; and sister, Cathy Kirk.
Ricky is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cynthia Miller; son, Will O'Neal III; sister, Lourie Pulliam; sisters-in-law, Terry Chesney, Julie Sanders, Peggy Richmond, Vicki Nicholson, and Enid John; and grandchildren, Austin O'Neal, Kenyon O'Neal, and Camdyn O'Neal.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00am at Central Community Church with a visitation the night prior from 6-8pm at Resthaven Mortuary. Please dress casually for the service. A luncheon at Central Community Church will follow the burial.
Memorial contributions in Ricky's name can be sent to the Cancer Center of America and to the Central Community Building Fund.
- Cynthia Miller, Wife
- Will O'Neal III, Son
- Lourie Pulliam, Sister
- Terry Chesney, Sister-in-law
- Julie Sanders, Sister-in-law
- Peggy Richmond, Sister-in-law
- Vicki Nicholson, Sister-in-law
- Enid John, Sister-in-law
- Austin O'Neal, Grandchild
- Kenyon O'Neal, Grandchild
- Camdyn O'Neal, Grandchild
- John Miller, Father
- Mary Miller, Mother
- Cathy Kirk, Sister
- Rob Holzman, Pallbearer
- Larry Nail, Pallbearer
- Dan Welch, Pallbearer
- Richard Montgomery, Pallbearer
- Troy Tatro, Pallbearer
- Mark Burks, Pallbearer
- Will O'Neal, Pallbearer
- Paul Webb, Pallbearer
- Chad Holzman, Honorary Pallbearer
- J Dog Holzman, Honorary Pallbearer
- Danny Holzman, Honorary Pallbearer
- Cancer Center of America
- Central Community Building Fund
- Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2019
- Luncheon Friday, April 12, 2019
Ricky Ray Miller
April 19, 2019
There are many ways to describe Rick. Although Rick was a racer and a great one he was also much more.
This is my way and in random order:
Rick was a racer. Rick was an award winning paint and body man. Rick was a mechanic. Rick was a champion. Rick was a Christian. Rick was faithful. Rick was a brother. Rick was a friend. Rick was a husband. Rick was a father. Rick was a grandpa. Rick was funny!Anyone that spent much time with him knew that sarcastic humor was his specialty. Rick was a hard worker. Rick was humble. Rick was modest. Rick was serious. Rick was consistent. Rick was loyal Rick was simple Rick was take it or leave. If you knew him well like I did you already know this.
Rick married Cindy nearly 30 years ago. As fate may have it he met her while she worked at the WIR and he was a regular racer there. He loved her, just like he did everything else on earth, he gave it all. He made whatever sacrifices and did everything possible to keep his promise as a husband and a father. Will you and your kids made him proud and he loved all of you dearly.
I will close by saying
Rick Miller I love you brother til we race again!!
April 9, 2019
i will cherish the memories at the race track with my friend. i always dreaded when i was beside the white chevelle. you look over and see Rick miller on the door of that car. you better be on your toes because he was going to race you hard. it was a pleasure going over and talking about the race afterwards. Rick..rest in peace , you will be missed but not forgotten.
Pat and D’Lynna Richter
April 7, 2019
Cindy and Will:
Pat and I are devastated to hear about Rick. I am so glad that Rick allowed Pat to spend some time with him before his passing. Pat thought so much of Rick. He was always there for answers.
We both know what a very tough battle Rick fought. He fought it all the way to the end.
Although this mean disease took him way too early, he is no longer in pain.
We hope and pray as time moves forward, the memories you had of this dear loved one stays close to your heart, as he is in a better place now.