Texas A&M has lost one of its most ardent supporters. Richard Ray "Ric" Miller passed on September 11, 2013 at home in The Woodlands, Texas. He was the epitome of the 12th Man in spirit and the essence of this spirit translated into the way he lived his life. He was a naturalist; a hunter who filled a life's-worth of dinner tables with dove and quail and generosity. He inspired others and shared with them his love for hunting and the outdoors along with the pursuit of knowledge and a spiritual connection with all living things.
Ric was born on February 17, 1934 in Grand Chenier, Louisiana where he spent his childhood, exploring and hunting the gulf marshes and the Mermentau River. He graduated from Texas A&M University, Class of '56, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He spent his professional career as a much respected petroleum landman both in Houston and Midland, Texas before retiring to The Woodlands.
Preceded in death by his parents, Raphiel and Georgia Nell Miller of Grand Chenier, Louisiana; his brothers, George Osborne, Carl Kingsley Miller, Gerald Lehman Miller, and Carroll Elsworth Miller; and his sisters, Raphael Phifer and Gloria Berry, Ric is survived by his high-school sweet-heart and wife Anita Clint Miller of the Woodlands TX; daughters Katherine Kim Miller of Wimberley TX, Kellie Elizabeth Robbins of Austin TX, and Kristie Lee Miller of Seattle WA; his honorary son, Calvin S. McIntosh Jr. of The Woodlands TX, his sister, Shirley Dunham of Plano TX; and family and friends too numerous to name. He will be dearly missed by all.
Ric's love and passion in life were his family, the State of Texas, and his alma mater, Texas A&M University.
In tribute, a memorial service is scheduled at two p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Forest Park Funeral Home, 18000 IH 45 S, The Woodlands, Texas 77384, 936-321-5115.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ric's memory to the Texas A&M Foundation or the Trinity Episcopal Church of The Woodlands outreach program for the Houston homeless.