Frank Miller died at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Mr. Miller was born on Sept. 3, 1921, in Cadiz to the late Charles Edgar and Huel Larkins Miller. He was a graduate of Trigg County High School. On July 20, 1946, he married Ruby Allen Miller and moved to Paducah in 1952.
Working at Union Carbide for the next 31 years, he joined the ranks of the “Cold War Warriors” in the Defense Industry as a welder, achieving the rank of master welder. Frank was also a World War II United States Army veteran serving in the 95th Infantry Division, renowned for its liberation of Mets, France, which earned the division the nickname, “Iron Men of Metz.”
Mr. Miller was a Purple Heart recipient as a result of this battle. He was a member and deacon of Baptist Tabernacle until it disbanded, then transferred his membership to Lone Oak First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Allen Miller; a brother, Charles Edgar Miller; a sister, Ruth Miller Robinson; a grandson, Adam Larkins Miller; and an infant granddaughter, Melodi Dawn Wallace.
Mr. Miller is survived by his brother, Richard Hayden Miller (and wife Jewel) of Cadiz; two daughters, Patricia Miller Wallace (and husband Johnny) and Pamela Miller Rafferty (and husband Jim), all of Paducah; one son, Frank Larkins Miller, Jr. (and wife Amanda) of Nashville, Tenn.); grandchildren John Kevin Wallace (and wife Tara) of Sugar Land, Texas, Linda Lorraine “Rainey” Rafferty Cortes (and husband Carlos) of Coral Springs, Fla., Nathaniel James Miller of South Chesterfield, Va.; step grandson, Jeremy Ray Turner of Paducah; great-grandchildren, Stewart Larkins Wallace and Amelia Ruth Wallace, both of Sugar Land, Texas, Liliana Lorraine Cortes of Coral Springs, Fla. and Caleb Ryan Turner of Princeton; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributions of sympathy may be made to Lone Oak First Baptist Church, 3601 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003-5751 or to Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ. 08540.