Robert “Bob” L. Miller, 85, of Hays, KS, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ellis, KS. He was born August 25, 1932 in Fort Scott, KS to Harry and Edith (Madden) Miller. Bob graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1950 and attended Pittsburg State University. On September 3, 1960 he married Dorothy “Dottie” Serafin in Kansas City, KS.
Bob had worked at several different jobs in his working career including Insurance, Car Sales and even his own shoe store but he found his home at Eagle Radio. He started with Eagle in January of 1994 and had just turned in his retirement papers. Bob had a great knack of knowing how to talk to people which showed with the longevity of his career. He was also a US Army veteran serving from 1954 – 1957 and then the Army Reserve until 1962.
Bob was an avid sports fan having played basketball at Pittsburg State and semi-pro basketball for the US Army. Golf became his passion having been a long-time member of the Ellis Country Club. He enjoyed traveling to golf tournaments including the US Open and the Gerald Ford Invitational many times. When he wasn’t golfing, he could be found watching sports on tv especially the Kansas Jayhawks, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals. He was even known to place a friendly wager on the sports he enjoyed.
Bob enjoyed traveling to Vail often with Dottie and their country backroad rides just to get away. Bob was a survivor. He battled and beat cancer twice and two open heart surgeries. Above all, Bob was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Bob is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dottie of Hays; two sons, Dennis Miller and wife Carrie of Louisburg, KS and David Miller and wife Jana of Hays; four grandchildren, Corey Miller, Caitlyn Miller, Britt Miller and Amelia Miller; a niece, Susan Stern of Ft. Scott and two nephews, Tommy Gene McNeil of Fort Scott and Kelly McNeil of Springfield, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Juanita Ogle.
A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 10-11:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM both being held at the Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine St., Hays, KS 67601.
Inurnment will follow at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in WaKeeney.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org)
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