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Leon Miller age 77 of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed this life on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the Cornerstone Hospital of Muskogee while surrounded by the love and comfort of his family. Leon was born on March 29, 1939 in Wagoner, Oklahoma to John H. Miller and Thelma (Sinclair) Miller. After graduating high school, Leon met his lifetime companion, Peggy Joe (Brown) and they were married on September 28, 1957 in Stigler, Oklahoma. Leon continued his education where he worked to receive his Masters Degree at Northeastern State College. After receiving his Degree in Education, Leon continued as an educator and taught, coached basketball and baseball at schools such as Climax Springs in Missouri, Boynton, Oklahoma, Taft, Oklahoma, Edison Elementary in Muskogee and his last position was with the Okay School System where he spent his final 17 years in the school system.
Throughout his lifetime, Leon was a well known man with a special kindness to everyone who knew him. Some of the hobbies he enjoyed was when he could go coon hunting with his buddies. He liked to fish, go hunting, working in the garden and enjoying all the family gatherings that included both his regular and extended family. Leon never missed any of his grandkids sports.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Thelma Miller. Six brothers, Scotty, Mickey, Larry, Perry, Frank and Terry Miller. Five sisters, Lillian Lykins, Jeanette Gautney, Georgia Kaye Brown, Crystal Mae Miller and Charlene Neal.
Survivors include his wife Peggy Miller of the home. Two sons, Abner Miller and wife Terri of Muskogee and John Miller and wife Tiffany of Muskogee. Two sisters, Leona Wilson and Cinda Wilkey of Wagoner. One Brother, Jerry Miller of Wagoner. Ten grandchildren, Mitchell Miller and wife Ashley, Michael Miller and wife Brook, Jolie Moore, Railey and Jake Cox, Jesse Allen, Gina Gugello, Wendy Gugello, Mike Gugello and Lindsey Allen. Five Great grandchildren, Jersey Miller, London Miller, Teagan Miller, Kennedy Miller and Cyle Gugello. Others who Leon considered to be his adopted children were Rusty, Randy and Scottie Pofhal, Kathy Rock and Randall B. Weatherman.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Brown, Jason Gautney, Sean Lykins, George Lykins, Jr, Austin Miller, Randall B. Weatherman, Dustin Williams and Brian Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Mark Downing, Charles Hughes, Ed Lasater, Bob Rolland, Gene Wilson, Josh Wilson, Joe Wofford, his former students and all of his coon hunting buddies.
Viewing and visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Shipman's Muskogee Cremation & Funeral Service 1325 N. York Street Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the York Street Christian Church located at 1125 S. York Street in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Published on January 19, 2017
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