'Bud' Miller

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Keith "Bud" Miller, 84, passed away Monday, June 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

Friends may call between 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m. at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, followed by interment in Hobbs Chapel Cemetery near Cape Girardeau, along with a military honor guard graveside service. The Rev. Janet Hopkins will officiate.

Keith was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Neely's Landing, Mo., son of Charles B. and Anna Keith Miller.

Bud was a lifelong resident of Cape Girardeau County. He was formerly the manager of the Riverside Lumber Company for 30 years.

He was a member of Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church, a life member of VFW Post 3838, a 53-year member of St. Mark's Masonic Lodge 93, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite of St. Louis, a member of High Twelve and Sword of Bunker Hill.

He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to August 1945, having received the Silver Star, four Bronze Stars and numerous other medals.

Survivors include one son, Bobby Miller; a special friend, Shirley Reeves; and a sister, Gladys Aubuchon, all of Cape Girardeau. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Missouri Veterans Home or High Twelve Scholarship Fund.