James Earl “Jimmy” Miller- September 10, 1951 - November 7, 2017
James Earl “Jimmy” Miller, of Buffalo Mop, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Golden Years Nursing Home in Marlin, at age 66.
At a later date, the children and other family members will honor Jimmy’s wish to have his ashes spread at Mt. Scott near Lawton, Oklahoma. This site was chosen by Jimmy after a previous vacation trip with family to the area, due to its beauty. Also the ashes of his brother-in-law, Jerry Patterson have previously been spread there.
Jimmy was born in Mexia on September 10, 1951 to Roy B. Miller and Irene A. Lehrmann Miller. He grew up in Tehuacana and Forest Glade, and went to school in Mexia.
From the time he was old enough to be out of school, until the past five years, Jimmy worked at various occupations. Years ago, he had worked at the sewing factory in Groesbeck; he also worked many years in the concrete division of Gifford-Hill in Mexia and Groesbeck. For the last fifteen years, he worked in farming and ranching with his uncle, Earl Lehrmann. After suffering health problems five years ago, he resided in Golden Years Nursing Home in Marlin.
Jimmy enjoyed getting out and driving around on “spur of the moment” road trips, sometimes with family and sometimes alone. He might leave home on a Friday and end up in Oklahoma or Arkansas, and be back home by Monday. Jimmy’s greatest hobby, all his life, was fishing, either alone, or with friends and family. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jay Roy Miller; and sister, Marilyn Miller Fontenot.
He is survived by his son, Clarence “C.J.” James Miller and his wife, Amanda Kay Webb Miller of Groesbeck; his daughter, Patricia Ann Miller Mendiola and her husband Richard R. Mendiola of San Antonio; two grandsons, Cutter James Miller of Groesbeck and Christian Zane Mendiola of San Antonio; sisters, Linda Miller Patterson of Glenn Heights and Marie Miller Hendrix of California; uncle and aunt, Earl and Gloria Lehrmann of Buffalo Mop; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Golden Years Nursing Home in Marlin for the care they provided Jimmy and for treating him like family.