Larry L. Miller of Plano, Texas, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on June 28, 2013. Larry was born on April 24, 1950, in Dallas, Texas. He was a 1968 graduate of North Dallas High School. Larry served in the United States Navy from 1970- 1974, earning the rank of Radioman Second Class. During the Vietnam War he was aboard the USS Marvin Shields, a destroyer often in combat in enemy waters as an escort ship for the USS Ticonderoga. Larry was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star, and Combat Action Ribbon. After his service with the United States Navy, Larry attended Texas A&M in Commerce, graduating with a degree in Industrial Technology. Larry was employed with Murata (RFM) as the product management leader of RFM's Virtual Wire radio products. He also held a U.S. Patent in a method of constructing and processing a diode-capacitor assembly. He leaves behind many good friends and respected colleagues in the U.S. and around the world. Preceded in death by his son, Larry Wayne Miller, and his father, Lavon Ray Miller, Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Ann Thompson Miller, and his daughter, Jennifer Ann Miller; his mother, Nell Marie Corbet Miller; sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Jack Sides, Jr.; brother and sister-in-law, David and Judy Miller; sister and brother-in-law, Adina and Rick Perry; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service for Larry was held on July 3, 2013. Larry loved playing golf with his good friends at Holly Lake Ranch, where he and his wife spent the weekends in their home there. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, friend and colleague. He was loved, adored and respected by his family and friends. Larry will be greatly missed. Donations can be made if desired to the
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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 11, 2013