Paul O. Miller
It is with heavy hearts that the daughters of Paul O. Miller announce his passing at home at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, surrounded by his family after a brief illness.He was 86.
He was born on January 25, 1927, to Oscar and Adelaide Miller. He married the love of his life, Lillian, in 1945. They were married 59 years prior to her passing. Together they had three daughters. He worked different jobs early on, but eventually earned his certification as an electrician and went to work for Sonnier Electric in Lake Charles in 1951. Soon after he began his electrical career, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country proudly from 1951-1954. Upon his return from service, he continued working for Sonnier Electric until his retirement in 1988. He was also a proud member of I.B.E.W. Local 861 in Lake Charles from 1951 until the time of his death.
He enjoyed building and fixing things, reading and gardening, but most of all spending time with his family.
Above all, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He was always there for his family and he will be greatly missed.
He leaves behind his three daughters, Johnnie M. Dennis of Jennings and husband Tommy, Janita M. DeCourt of New Iberia and husband Freddie and Jana M. Ashworth and husband Joel of Carlyss. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Jared Dennis of Roanoke, Holly Dennis of Jennings, Natalie DeCourt of New Iberia and Claire Ashworth of Carlyss; one great-grandchild, Hayden Dennis of Roanoke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian C. Miller; mother-in-law Meliza Crochet; brothers Adam Miller and Felix Miller; and sisters Marie Ida Landry, Eve Johnson and Lena Gotte.
His services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at Miguez Funeral Home with Pastor Garland Reed of Miller French Baptist Church officiating.
Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. today, Sunday, at the funeral home, with a rosary recited at 6 p.m., and will continue at 8 a.m. Monday until time of service.
Pallbearers will be his sons-in-law, Tommy Dennis, Freddie DeCourt and Joel Ashworth, grandson Jared Dennis, nephew Tony Gotte and cousin Mike Mire.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Heart of Hospice, 750 Bayou Pines East Ste. A., Lake Charles, LA, 70601.
The family would like to thank everyone at Heart of Hospice for their care, support and compassion.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.
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