Chester A. Miller Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., passed away Jan. 12, 2011, at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center six days before he would have celebrated his 69th birthday.
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Chester was born on Jan. 18, 1942, to Chester F. and Eva L. Miller in Audubon, the second son of six children. Upon graduation from high school he served his country in the U.S. Air Force before joining Western Electric Corp. His time with Western Electric kept him overseas in Kwajalein, Seoul, Singapore and Brunei. While he was in Seoul he met and married Keum Mi Chang. They recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fort Walton Beach.
"Chuck" was the neighborhood "go to guy" when you needed any help. A simple phone call and he would be there riding his red motor-scooter through the Kenwood subdivision. He always had time for anyone who needed his expertise and he never wanted anything for himself in return.
He loved playing golf and was at the Fort Walton Beach Golf Club with his loyal buddies Darrel Jones, Ron Starbuck, Ralph Rivers and Jim Boswell every Saturday morning.
He will be remembered for his love and devotion to his family, friends and his God.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Keum Mi; daughter, Jennifer of Tallahassee, Fla.; daughter, Michelle of Gainesville, Fla.; daughter, Lori Jonell and husband Rob of Woodbury, Minn.; son, Scott Miller of Duluth, Minn.; brother, Kenneth and wife Gisela of Adairsville, Ga.; sister, Rosemary and husband Darrel Jones of Fort Walton Beach; brother, Franklin of Janesville, Minn.; sister, Helen Ann and husband Steve Miner of Shawnee, Kan.; grandsons, Drew and Eric; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Joseph Miller.
The family received friends at Davis-Watkins Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m.
His Lord said to him: "Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou has been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." - Matthew 25:23
Davis-Watkins Funeral Home was entrusted with the celebration of Chuck's life. Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.DavisWatkins.com
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Jan. 25 to Feb. 4, 2011