David Richard Miller
1949 - 2020
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MILLER, David Richard David Richard Miller passed away on December 31, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Born March 25, 1949, David grew up in Garland, TX where he graduated from South Garland HS. David was predeceased by his father Richard Floyd Miller Jr. and his mother Lahoma Hardin Miller. He is survived by his wife Lisa Wooldridge Miller, daughter Lauren, and son Stuart. His brothers Paul, Mark, Daniel Bruce, Bryan, Matthew and sisters, Kathleen Rackler, and Julie Gardiola. David served two tours in Vietnam with the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment, where he earned the Bronze Star with valor, three Purple Hearts, and a list of other honorable decorations. After leaving active service, he served in the 112th Armor 49th Armored Division of the Texas Army National Guard. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout and remained active in scouting throughout his life. He followed Kenneth Kahler as Scoutmaster of BSA Troop 524 in Duncanville and Ovilla, TX, where he dedicated his time mentoring young men on the importance of integrity, leadership, duty, and compassion. His love for the outdoors was compelling, and what was learned from him will continue to be passed on by his friends and family. He was a loving son, older brother, husband, father, and leader in his community. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to BSA Troop 524 of Ovilla, The Salvation Army, or a food bank in your community. Services will be held later in the year.




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Published in Dallas Morning News from Jan. 12 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 17, 2021
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January 17, 2021
Am proud to have had the friendship of David Miller.
Watched and provided unskilled labor at BBB and WAFWOT.
Had hours of stories, laughter, and smiles. Erika always called him living history ,will miss sleeping under the blue tarp.
In the years that David brought the scouts it was obvious the affection he and the troop fathers had for them. Thank you Mike Ferguson Dave Cooper. Tim Rowlet and the others.
Miss you my my friend, our world will be a lesser place without you.
Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the Miller family and thank you for sharing David with us.
Frank & Erika Wheeler
Frank Wheeler
January 15, 2021
Rest in peace Sargent Major. You will be sorely missed. You were a great and positive influence on many lives.

For 20+ years, on Memorial Day weekend, he cooked three meals a day for three days in 100+ degree weather, smiling the whole time. Feeding roughly 80 people. In the evenings after the last meal had been served and he could relax, he'd sit down with a few other Vetrans and reminisce. Inexorably, the younger generation would be drawn to the conversation like moths to a candle, straining to hear every word. My youngest son was one of them, and those conversations were a big reason that he decided to enlist in the National Guard.

He was a good and honorable man that will always be in our minds and hearts.
Leonard Lapham
Friend
January 14, 2021
RIP David. Thanks for your dedicated service to our nation. You are truly a hero which represented our High School well. This Veteran salutes you. My prayers go out to your family.
Dave Frierson (Vietnam 71-72)
Classmate
January 14, 2021
RIHP BROTHER
C 2/5 CAVALRY DIVISION.
Mossie Wright
January 14, 2021
David was a friend, fellow veteran, and coworker. A finer man you will not find. I will miss him,
Joe Clarkson
Served In Military Together
January 14, 2021
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of David Miller. His fellow troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry’s Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia, salute our fallen brother. David served courageously with F Troop of the 2nd Squadron in 1969 and 1970, and it was our privilege to have him in the ranks of the Legendary Blackhorse Regiment. Our loss is that of another brother down and we will continue to honor his memory at our gatherings and at our annual reunion. A multiple Purple Heart recipient, he was an exemplary soldier. His name will be listed on the roll of our honored dead and in our newsletter, Thunder Run. But as our Burial Liturgy clearly states: “life has not ended, merely changed” and David’s soul continues on an endless path. As we were together then (in Vietnam), we will be together again in the life hereafter, comfortably enfolded in the loving arms of our Merciful Father.

Chaplain Blandin W. Karabinos, 11th ACVVC (Vietnam 71-72)

Blandin Karabinos
January 14, 2021
I remember David from high school. I was from the class of '66. There weren't many students when we started the school so we all were friends. He was such a nice guy. It sounds like he went on to have a wonderful life. My condolences go out to his family and friends. May God give you peace.
Linda Allison
Friend
January 13, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 13, 2021
My friend of many years, and classmate. You will be missed.
Kendal Morrow
Classmate
January 12, 2021
RIP big brother! I love you...
Your baby sister.
Julie Guardiola
Family
January 12, 2021
Deepest Sympathy to all who Loved David....
Camp Wisdom will miss his whit, charm, character building quotes, readiness to drop what he was doing to lend a hand and his kindness toward all.
Blaze on my friend.
Ranger Dan Minnick
Friend
January 12, 2021
I graduated with David in high school but my memories go back to being a young boy in the Cub Scouts. David and I were in the same den. Him along with a boy named Mike and I had a great time.
My prayers and sympathies for his family.
James R Clark Jr
Classmate
January 12, 2021
David will be missed. So many memories. Band at Memorial and at SGHS. David and his campaign hat at football games. David home on leave from Nam going to the coast with my brother and others. Good visits at reunions. Talking about guns. Talking old Ford trucks. Helping my grandson with Boy Scout rifle merit badge. All these things. David you will be missed
John Meppen
Classmate
January 12, 2021
I am so sad to hear about David’s passing. I remember a genuinely nice man with a wonderful smile.
We’ve all lost loved ones. It is heart breaking, but there comes a time when you think of the one you love and smile instead of cry. I pray David’s family finds peace and comfort. May all the years of wonderful, funny, precious memories and stories of your time together ease your pain. God Bless.
Vickie Walker Farmer
Classmate
Vickie Walker Farmer
Classmate
January 12, 2021
I am so sad to hear about David’s passing. I remember a genuinely nice man with a wonderful smile.
We’ve all lost loved ones. It is heart breaking, but there comes a time when you think of the one you love and smile instead of cry. I pray David’s family finds peace and comfort. May all the years of wonderful, funny, precious memories and stories of your time together ease your pain. God Bless.

Vickie Walker Farmer
Classmate
January 12, 2021
Our class is so saddened to hear of the Home going of our loved classmate. Prayers are being lifted for David's family. We loved David and were so proud of his many unselfish acts to others.
Your 1967 SGHS Classmates & Band Members....
The guys will miss you at the SG guys' Breakfast....
Pam Clark
Classmate
January 12, 2021
I was sad to read this. My thoughts are with the family during this time and always. I pray that your memories will give you all peace and comfort.
Kathy Thompson Quish
Acquaintance
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