Vorise Joseph Miller, a resident of Bueche, LA, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014, at Jennings American Legion Hospital in Jennings, LA. He was 89, born in Church Point, LA, to Jimmy and Mattie Cropper Miller on December 28, 1924. He served our country as a Platoon Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Rome-Arno Campaign, Southern France Campaign, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaign and received the medal for all four campaigns along with a Silver Star, Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Citation, ATO Medal, Bronze Arrowhead, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. He was a West Baton Rouge Parish Constable for over 30 years and worked with Acoustical Specialties for over 25 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Visitation will be at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lakeland, LA, on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 pm, celebrated by Father Todd Lloyd. Interment will be at Immaculate Conception Lakeland Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Elsie Belle Chustz Miller; his sons, Rufus Miller and wife Claritha of Upper Pine Prairie and Jimmey Miller of Dutchtown; grandchildren, Lonny Miller and wife Pamela of Walker, Candice Wilkinson and husband Brian of Central and Deanna Chustz Fortier and husband Joe of Denham Springs; great grandchildren, Luke and David Miller and Noah and Ella Wilkinson; sisters, Carrie Sonnier of Bueche, Eula and husband Elton Miller of Carencro and Bobbie Miller of Reno, NV; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Thelma Doucet Miller; grandson, Ron Kevin Miller; stepson, Carl Chustz; brother, Eldus "Dago" Miller; and sister, Mardry Anslum. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Services, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Please share sympathies, condolences, and memories online at www.wilbertservices.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 5 to Aug. 8, 2014