Vincent Paul Miller, 85, of Scott City went to heaven Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was born Dec. 15, 1920, at Illmo, son of David and Lottie Miller. He and Dorothy Blattel were married Feb. 17, 1942, at Kelso, Mo., and enjoyed 65 years of marital bliss.
Vincent was employed by Texas Eastern from 1949 to 1982. He inherited a peach orchard from his father and uncle, and was a farmer many years.
He was an avid ham radio operator 30 years. He was an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Scott City and its Men's Club, served as vice president of St. Joseph Credit Union, was a member of Knights of Columbus and served on FSA Board of Directors.
Vincent and his wife, Dorothy, belonged to a square dancing club. They could be seen every weekend at country-western dance halls. He will lovingly be remembered as a suave dancer. Other favorite pastimes of Vincent's were tinkering with computers and playing cards with family and friends.
Survivors include five sons and wives, Vincent David Miller Jr. (Happy), Larry and Joyce Miller, Tommy and Anna Miller, Dennis and Helen Miller, and Paul Miller, all of Scott City; three daughters and husbands, Carol and John Fath and Barbara and Jim Payne of Scott City, Marilyn and Jim Craiglow of Cape Girardeau.
He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, Alesia Gresham, Annette Cummins, Yvonne Campbell, Johnny Fath, Cyndi Payne, Marsha Vangilder, Cheryl Newell, David Miller, Holly Miller, Debbie McMillan, Kevin Miller, Susan Davis, Leann Henderson, April Miller, Andy Miller, Alex Craiglow, Eric Craiglow, Ashley Miller; 25 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rollian Miller.
Friends may call at St. Joseph Church from 4 to 8 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 7, followed by a Knights of Columbus prayer service at 7:15.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Revs. David Coon and Jim Seyer officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be three grandsons, two great-grandsons and two nephews.
In Vincent's memory, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Cemetery Fund.
The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers.