Robert D. Miller


Robert David Miller, 74, of Montgomery City, MO, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and children.

Robert David Miller was born on April 3, 1947, in St. Louis, MO, the son of William Joseph Miller and Verla Donna Allen. He joined the Marine Corps on July 1, 1966, at the age of 19. While Robert was in the service, he attained his GED. During his time as a Marine, he was an E-5 sergeant, special ops, and completed 2 tours in Vietnam. On October 21, 1972, Robert married his love, Debra Mae Bass in Overland, MO. They were happily married for 49 wonderful years. Robert loved hunting, fishing, camping, and watching movies. In his younger years, he enjoyed motorcycles and boats.

Robert is survived by his wife, Debra, of Montgomery City, MO; three children: Kim Eller and husband, JR, of Winfield, MO; Bobby Miller and significant other, Amelia Richardson, of Williamsburg, MO; and Heather Kopp and husband, Dennis, of Wentzville, MO; Grandchildren: Liz Miller, and her significant other, AJ Harding, Kristin Eller, Tyler Eller, Maddie Miller, Scott Kopp, Jasper Miller, Logan Kopp, and Zach Miller; one Great-Grandchild on the way; nephew, Bill Miller, Jr. of Arizona; niece, Christy Freeman of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Marilyn Bass of Jonesburg, MO; sister-in-law, Donna Noonan of Jonesburg, MO; brother-in-law, Mike Noonan of Jonesburg, MO; and other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, William Joseph Miller and Verla Donna Allen; twin brother, William Miller; sister, Kathy Miller; and his two loving companions, Siberian huskies Chance and Jay.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held at 3:30 PM on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Williamsburg Cemetery in Williamsburg, MO. Pastor Gene Hall will officiate, and interment will be in the Williamsburg Cemetery. Casketbearers include Bobby Miller, Dennis Kopp, JR Eller, Steven Thomas, Bill Miller, Jr., Mike Noonan, and James Turner.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the NRA or to the Missouri Veteran’s Home on Mexico, MO, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home, 207 Danville Road, Montgomery City, MO   63361.

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