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Ronald Carroll "R.C." Miller


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Ronald Carroll "R.C." Miller Obituary
R.C. Miller, 84, of Tucumcari, NM, passed peacefully in his home on Saturday July 14, surrounded by family.
R.C. was born on July 21, 1933, in Tucumcari, NM, to Rex and Irene Miller. He grew up in Quay County.
R.C. served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a signalman (commonly known as a skivvy waver) aboard the U.S.S. Mt. Katmai. He did visual communication from ship to ship, but also performed duties of navigator and radio operator.
R.C. married the love of his life Eva Ruth Tatom on September 15, 1956 in Santa Rosa, NM. They shared almost 62 years of marriage together. R.C. and Ruth placed God at the center of their marriage, and because of their devotion, love and loyalty, their union should serve as an example to all.
R.C. worked as a DOT officer for several years. He retired as Assistant Chief of the Nara Visa Port of Entry. He was also the supervisor of the Port of Entry in San Jon, NM.
R.C. loved his time performing with The Singing Miller, ministering to many through his love of music. He was also a longtime member of the Assemblies of God Church.
R.C. loved to hunt, fish, and play guitar. He loved to get together with his brothers, son, and friends for a good ole fashioned jam session. He was known as a cowboy with talents in about every aspect of ranching. At one time he had hunting and trapping rights on about 100,000 acres and ran his traps in the morning before work.
R.C. was an extraordinary Dad and an influential teacher. He was very smart and enjoyed sharing his knowledge and teaching others. He taught his kids and grandkids how to shoot, clean and handle guns, and hunt. He taught them how to ride a bike, ride and handle a horse, drive, swim, and many many other things. He was an inventor and could make something out of almost nothing.
R.C. was known to his grandkids and great grandkids as "Pap". Pap deeply loved his grands. Pap always had a sparkling clean pool, cars and scooters charged up, and swings and toys ready to go. And for the older grandkids, Pap always had the 3-wheeler and tractors gassed up and ready to cruise. Pap never raised his voice, was always loving, kind and gentle, but was larger than life to his grandkids.
R.C. was preceded in death by his parents; Rex and Irene Miller; three sisters, Goldie Scott, Alma Hendrix, and Elayne Miller.
R.C. is survived by one sister, Pat Cross, and two brothers; James (Mac) Miller and wife Trudy, and Gary Miller and wife Betty Jim. As well as 14 nieces and nephews.
R.C. is survived by his beloved wife Eva Ruth Miller of 62 years; his daughter Lindy Woods and husband Dennis, and his son Cliff Miller and wife Bernice. Five grandchildren; Bec Nail and husband Will, Paul Mullins and wife Tyler, Jimmy Miller, Cassie Huffman and husband Clay, Tracy Hardy and husband Jared. Thirteen great grandchildren; Austin Knight, Lexi Knight, Chelsey Wilson, Kyzen Miller, Olivia Miller, Gage, Huffman, Haisley Huffman, Casen Huffman, Kynlee Huffman, Delani Barber-Miller, Walker Hardy, Emerson Hardy, and Stella Hardy.
Viewing will be held Wednesday July 18 through Friday July 20 from 9 am to 7 pm at Dunn Funeral Home 115 S. 3rd St. in Tucumcari, NM.
Graveside service to be held Saturday July 21, 2018 at 10 am at Tucumcari Memorial Park 4161 Quay Rd. 63.
Published in the Quay County Sun on July 18, 2018
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