Ed Miller

Ed Miller Jr.

Thursday, October 15th, 1936 - Monday, July 27th, 2020
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Ed Miller, age 83, of Grand Prairie, Texas entered eternal life on July 27, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in St Johns, Arizona on October 15, 1936. He graduated magna cum laude from Bethany Nazarene College in 1958 with a BS degree in natural science. On June 10, 1960 he married Emma Lee Nelson and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Services will be held at a later date. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the funeral service has been postponed. The family will communicate the new date and time when that information becomes available. Your continued prayers for the family during these difficult days are greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to one of Ed’s favorite charities: Gideons International, St. Jude, or The Salvation Army.

In September 1959 Ed joined the Marine Corps where he became a pilot flying the A4 Skyhawk and achieving the rank of Captain. Following his military career, he joined the US Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. There he served as a research physicist in missile guidance. Proving himself to be a brilliant scientist, he was awarded 28 US and 3 foreign patents for his inventions during his career. His significant career contributions led him to be appointed to the NATO D-7 panel in Brussels (1972); test director for joint US/Federal Republic of Germany Laser Expert in Graffenwoehr (1979); 4 Power International Working Group in Paris (1983) and Tri-Services Working Group US Technical Experts in optical guidance (1986). Named Outstanding College Alumni at Bethany Nazarene College (1989), Ed represented his alma mater well through both career accomplishments and service to his local church. He received an outstanding service recognition award at Mastin Lake Church of the Nazarene in 1985 where he held longtime positions on the church board, as minister of music, and as Sunday School superintendent.

Most recently he and wife Emma have been faithful members at Hillcrest Baptist Church. He was active in The Gideons, International and spoke to congregations on their behalf.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Miller, his mother, Geraldine Miller Cline, and his grandson Grant Flowers.

He is survived by his wife Emma Miller, daughter Carol Miller, son-in-law and daughter Max and Brenda Flowers, son-in-law and daughter Joel and Lisa Williams, son-in-law and daughter Michael and Catherine Benavides, grandchildren Kellsie Beasley and spouse Nathan Beasley; David Williams; Paige Dinger and spouse Caleb Dinger; Abbi Williams; William Benavides and Connor Benavides, and great-grandson Noah Beasley.

Ed had a deep, abiding love for family. He was a wonderful husband, Daddy, and Papa. His faithful service to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will remain his greatest legacy.

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Don Smarto

Posted at 10:52pm
I so looked forward to my pastoral visits with Ed. He shared his distinguished career with me. Most of all he shared his deep knowledge of the scriptures and his theological insights. As we went from in person visits to phone calls, I sensed his growing physical decline. On our last conversation, Ed said to me “We will have to continue our talk in heaven.”
I look forward to that conversation. Although I only knew Ed for ten months I cherish that time.
Ed was always kind and gentle and positive. I was honored to know him. I will truly miss Ed but I’m grateful his pain is over and he is safely in the arms of The Lord Jesus.
My prayers for his family. May God comfort you.
Pastor Don

Mike & Jodi Dinger

Posted at 07:54pm
With our deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers.
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Posted at 10:19am
Catherine and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Danelle Pate

Posted at 11:21pm
I have had he honor of calling you dad. Dad and Mom II poured their love into me, shared their home, always remembered me for every milestone, drove the church bus, taught us songs in children’s church and canvased neighborhoods to invite others into the loving life that Christ had to offer, Dad Miller took me and Lisa for Sunday afternoon drives. He just listened to us talk and sing and every now and then would ask a question. I still have a plaque that he gave me when I graduated from high school. I always felt like he really knew me by the verse that was chosen and I have reflected on that over the years. He took time to type up my wedding plans (32 years ago, I thought he was so cool to be able to do that). Who knew how cool he really was. He never bragged of his accomplishments. I’ve been intentionally loved by Mr. Ed Miller and eternally grateful to Him. Rest In Peace. There is much fruit for your labor of love.

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Posted at 10:36pm
Rev. Daniel M Hyde, Nathan and Susan Hyde, Joe and Danelle Pate and Brent and Susan Van Hook. We love you all and our prayers are with you.
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