John Clifton "Cliff" Miller

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John Clifton Miller of Montgomery passed away April 12, 2014 in Conroe, Texas at the age of 82. He was born along with a twin brother on September 13, 1931 in Nashville, Tennessee to Robert Ellard and Margaret Ann Eubanks Miller. Cliff was a member of the Longmire Road Church of Christ in Conroe. He received a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University and a Juris Doctor Degree from South Texas College of Law. He retired from Shell Oil Company in 1992 as a Sr. Tax Attorney and lobbyist in numerous states and Washington, D.C., where he was a resource on Capitol Hill and the White House. He was a member of several American Petroleum Institute and Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association tax policy committees and was a founding member of the Houston Forum Club. He was a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Montgomery County Bar Association. Cliff served his country in the United States Navy and saw combat duty in Korea and participated in the China Patrol. He was associated with the Montgomery Philosophical Society and felt a very close kinship to each member. He was involved in many community activities. Cliff, a strong economic conservative, served and fought for years on the Harris County and the Montgomery County Democratic Executive Committees and in his later years became active in the Republican Party. Cliff was a lifetime member of the Montgomery County Fair Association and an active member of that association's rodeo and carnival committees. He was a past Director and President of the Walden Property Owners Association and Advisor to the Walden Community Improvement Association. He was involved with the Auntie Litter Program as Colonel Clean Street. He has served as director and vice-president of the Crighton Foundation for the Performing Arts, director and president of the Crighton Players and performed in numerous Crighton Players productions. He announced C.A.Y.B. youth baseball games. The special education kids and others will remember Cliff as Major Marvel, The Human Cannonball at the annual Montgomery County Fair Association Carnival. He "shot it out" with the boys and girls attending the Montgomery Old West Festival as Billy Badlander. He portrayed Beethoven for The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra's children's Upbeat Live series. He also performed with the Walden Follies. He was known for his keen sense of humor. Cliff was associated with the Quaid Talent Agency in Houston and Williams Talent Agency in Sugar Land. Cliff performed in television commercials and voice-overs, industrial film and print work and served as an extra in major movies. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Bobby. He is survived by his wife Peggie of Montgomery, his son Michael of Houston, his daughter Teresa (Teddy) Castillo and husband Charlie of Montgomery, and two grandsons who called him Cliff and were the joy of his life, Derek Causey of Beeville, Texas, and Dustin Causey and wife Susannah of Houston, Texas. Cliff was proud to be the mentor of his son and grandsons all who followed his footsteps and became attorneys. Cliff is also survived by his brother Raymond and wife Marjorie, of Nashville, Tennessee, and a number of nephews and nieces and a lot of good buddies. Services will be held at Cashner Colonial Chapel at Cashner Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m. with John Helbig officiating. Visitation will be Monday, April 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Garden Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dustin Causey, Derek Causey, Charlie Castillo, Tink Calfee, Richard McBride, Mack Barnhill, Fred Mc Murry, and Ore Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be those who associate with the Montgomery Philosophical Society and Members of Longmire Road Church of Christ. For those who wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers the family would like them made to the Longmire Road Church of Christ in Conroe. If you would like to leave a written tribute go to


Published on from Apr. 13 to Apr. 26, 2014
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