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Jack was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma, on September 3, 1930, to William Oliver Miller and Rose Evans Miller. When Jack was two years old, his parents divorced and his mother took him to live at her parents' home.  When he was three years old, his aunt, Barbara "Dolly" Kempf and Uncle Jake Kempf took him into their home in Kilgore, Texas, to live with them. He was forever grateful to them for the great blessing of giving him a home. Although an only child, his aunt and uncle had a daughter several years later: Sharon Kempf Bumgarner, his cousin, became like a sister to him.
Jack finished high school in Kilgore and then attended Kilgore College. He went on to attend the University of Texas in Austin.  Following graduation, he was drafted into the United States Army.  He completed his service in June of 1955. On July 2, 1955, he married Morelle McCoy. 
He went back to the University of Texas in Austin for his Master's Degree in Education Administration. He then taught high school in Halletsville, Texas, and later became a high school principal in Bertram, Texas, he also taught at Texas A & I (now Texas A & M at Kingsville).  He soon enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Oklahoma where he received his doctoral degree in 1963.
He served as a principal at the OU Lab School while he was working on his doctoral degree. He then began teaching at Baylor University for four years. He then accepted a position at the University of Memphis. In 1970, anxious to return to Texas, he took a position at the University of North Texas (then called North Texas State University). He retired from teaching at UNT in 1997. 
Jack is survived by his wife Morelle; daughter Sharla; son Jeff and his three boys Jeffery, Matthew, and Ryan Miller; daughter Marla Carrico and her husband Jay Carrico and their daughter Jayme Carrico; and his daughter Mona White and her husband Josh White, and their two boys Wilson and Jackson White.
Jack loved his family and loved the Lord.  He taught Sunday School throughout his life, wherever he lived, but in Denton he taught at First Baptist and later at Southmont Baptist for many years.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5 to 7 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton.  A funeral service will be Friday, May 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Denton Bible Church.  Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in Denton.
Memorials may be made to , Greater Dallas Chapter, 3001 Knox St., Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75205.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on May 6, 2016
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