Melvin Charles Miller formerly of Arcadia, MO passed away in Ste. Genevieve, MO on Monday, August 17, 2020 at the age of 81 years, 3 months, and 2 days. He was born May 15, 1939 in Madison County, MO to the late Ester and Ollie Reed Miller. On June 3, 1961 Melvin was united in marriage to June Lashley Miller who preceded him in death on July 15, 2011. On January 4, 2012 Melvin was united in marriage to Helen Woods Miller who survives. Also surviving Melvin are a loving daughter Lisa Crocker and husband Bradley of Middlebrook, MO, his step-children, three brothers; Jim Miller of Marble Creek, MO, Gale Miller of Yount, MO, Alfred Miller of Marble Creek, two sisters Dorothy Brotherton and husband Charlie of Wappello, MO, Reta Townsend of Farmington, MO, three grandchildren; Matthew Crocker, Jessica Nichols, Erica Hovis, three great-grandchildren; Jonah, Madelyn, Theodore, and many other loving family members and friends. Melvin is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, June, four brothers; Russel Miller, Ernie Miller, Noah Miller, Owen Miller, and a sister Alma Matthis. As a young man Melvin enlisted in the United States Army and served his country with honor during the Korean War. After the military, Melvin worked for 31 years at General Motors to support and provide for his family. He also drove a school bus for the Arcadia Valley School District for many years. Melvin was a member of the Silver Mines General Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 1:00pm from the Cole Family Funeral Home. Visitation will Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 11:00am to 1:00pm from the Cole Family Funeral Home. Interment will follow the services in the Polk Cemetery with full Military Honors. Pastor Bradley Crocker will be officiating the services.
*** Due to the rise of COVID-19 in the area and family request, face masks will be required during the Visitation and Celebration of Life services*** Online condolences may be made at www.colefamilyfuneralhomes.com