Harold "Lee" Miller, age 79, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Richmond Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Richmond, Kansas.
Lee was born on June 29, 1938, in Garnett, Kansas, the son of Jim Miller and Pearl Miller Barnett. He attended school in Garnett and graduated from Garnett High School in 1956. On March 17, 1957, he married Helen Cassity at Bush City Baptist Church. They celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary in March 2017.
Lee joined the Air Force after high school graduation and served for 4 years. He and Helen returned to Garnett in 1960. He joined his father's business, Miller's Garage, which he eventually owned until he retired in 2011. Lee was a member of the Garnett Fire Department and served as Chief from 1998 to 2009.
Service to others was an important part of Lee's life. He belonged to the Garnett Optimist Club and enjoyed grilling many hamburgers and hot dogs at community events.
The American Legion was very significant to Lee. He served locally as the Adjutant and was a member of the Color Guard. He was recognized as a member of the Veteran's Honor Organization, Forty and Eight. At the state level, he held the position of State Commissioner of Baseball for a number of years, running zone and state tournaments.
Lee was preceded in death by his parents; his great grandson, Hunter Crary; stepfather, Jim Barnett; stepmother, Arlene Miller; and his stepbrother, Jim Searson.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Miller, of Garnett; his four children, Pam McGuire and husband, Mic of Olathe, Kansas, Kim Mitchell and husband, Jim of Bonner Springs, Kansas, Dr. Jim Miller and wife, Lynn of Butler, Missouri, and Rob Miller and wife, Amy of Leavenworth, Kansas; ten grandchildren, Shawn McGuire and wife, Denise, Caitlin Toso and husband, Justin, Whitney Crary and husband, Dr. Ben, Cassity Wooten and husband, Ross, Nathan Mitchell and wife, Paige, Brett, Keagan, Margo, Sam and Grace Miller; and one great grandson, Lincoln Crary; two stepsisters, Sandy Miller and husband, Dennis of Ottawa, Kansas and Cora Sue Underwood of Front Royal, Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Burial will follow in the Glenloch Pleasantview Cemetery, west of Garnett. The family will greet friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Garnett American Legion Baseball Fund. Condolences may be left for the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.