Joseph Edward Miller

Beloved husband, dad & grandpa Joseph Edward Miller, age 55, went to be with our heavenly Father on March 29, 2009 after battling cancer for 9 months.

Joe was born November 4, 1953 in Shamokin, PA. He joined the U.S. Army June 22, 1971 at the age of 17 even though he wasn't of legal age. Joe served 2 tours in Vietnam and an additional year.

He completed Special Forces training in June 1974. He was very active during the evacuation of all American Troops from Vietnam in 1975. During 22 years of Military service Joe obtained 3 purple hearts and a Silver Star presented to him by President Nixon and approximately 11 other awards. He was honorably discharged in 1991 due to related injuries.

He is survived by his Aunt of Shamokin, PA; brother of Billings, MT, sister, niece and great nephews. He is also survived by his loving wife and step children, six grandchildren. He will be greatly missed and he will never be forgotten.

Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 West Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton, Texas from 3:00PM - 9:00PM on Tuesday, March 31, 2009. A graveside service will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, 1520 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

Contributed by Sharon McNary