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Dale Miller


August 15, 1936
June 11, 2019

Graveside Service 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Hillcrest Memorial Park

Dale Wilbur Miller, 82, of Centralia passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 15, 1936 the son of Glenn and Tressa (Tate) Miller in Springfield. He married Judy Pursley in Centralia, IL on January 19, 1963 and they later divorced.

Survivors include his devoted sons, Aron Miller and wife Julie of Central City, IL, and Montgomery Miller of Paris, IL; loving step-daughter, Laramie Freshour and husband Chuck of AZ; cherished grandchildren, Lee Miller and fiancée Briana McKee of Glen Carbon, IL, Colburn Miller of Alton, IL, Joseph Miller and special friend Nicole Loyd of Goldsboro, NC, Daleena Miller of Salem, IL, and Chance Miller of Mt. Vernon, IL; kind sister-in-law, Barbara Miller of Herrin, IL; caring brother-in-law, Ed Pursley of Centralia, IL.

Mr. Miller was preceded in death by both his parents; and his beloved brother, Glenn Miller.

Mr. Miller was a proud Army veteran where he served his country faithfully as a communication operator with honor. Upon returning home from his military service, Dale worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 37 years before retiring in 1993. He held a lifetime membership with the United Transportation Union and a Patron National Rifle Association. To say Dale loved to travel would be an understatement. He enjoyed every part of the adventure of travel and was especially partial to his time spent at the ocean. Dale was a proud grandpa, always sharing treasured stories of his grandchildren.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia with Pastor Mike Hall officiating. Memorials may be made in Dale’s honor to Clinton County Meals On Wheels and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Dale may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.