Marshall Emerson “Buck or Doc” Miller, 99, our beloved uncle, departed this life on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Mission Arch Care Center.
Marshall was born June 25, 1913, to Sarah Elizabeth Pritchett and Albert George Miller, in Benbrook, Texas.
Marshall was a World War II Army veteran. He earned a Purple Heart after being wounded in the Battle of Normandy, and a Bronze Star for meritorious service in Tokyo.
Marshall spent his childhood in Texas, and then moved to New Mexico as an adult, where he lived happily the rest of his long life. He worked as a windmill repairman on various ranches in the area and shared delightful stories of his adventures as he traveled throughout the state. He enjoyed reading and drinking coffee with anyone who happened to drop by, often winning Penny Poker games with his visitors. He had a way with animals and could train anything from horses to dogs.
Marshall was predeceased by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his sister Odell Jones, of Haltom City, Texas; nieces and nephews, Denise Jones, George Miller (Jerri), Preston Dobbs (Ann), Charlene Bennett, Vera Armstrong, Betty Naal (Manuel), Virginia Tanner (Russell); and extended family.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at South Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Chaplain Herb Gage of Vista Care. The Roswell Veterans Honor Guard will conduct military services.
The family would like to thank the staff at Mission Arch Care Center. Special thanks to Ballard Funeral Home for their kind assistance with arrangements.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.