Roy D Miller
- 64 years old
- Born Feb 13, 1936
- Died Sep 19, 2000
- Boulder City, Nevada, United States
My father, Roy Dell Miller , was born to Arville and Clara Miller on Tuesday, February 13, 1936 in Clinton, Arkansas. He was second born, out of 4 children. My father met my mother Darlene Florence Eldredge when he was 20 and she was only 17. Less then a year later on January 11, 1956, they were married and 10 months later, gave birth to their first child Cynthia Ann. Over the next 10 years, they had 5 more children: Russell Wayne, Gregory Scott, Loreen Sue, Brian Keith and last Me, Catherine Elizabeth. My dad loved his family and worked extremely hard to make sure we were all taken care of. All us kids, loved our dad with all our hearts and souls. Sadly, my dad passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at 10:15am, of a massive heart attack. On that day, I didn't only lose the best father that I believe ever lived, I lost a huge part of my life, and at the time, I felt I would never get back. I now know in my heart, he is in heaven looking down on all of us and we will see him again one day, God will make sure of that !!!
My father passed away a month before my daughter Kimberly was born. My sister revised a poem for me that I wish to share:
Your arms around me I never felt
At least not that I remember
I was born in late October
You died the month before, in September
I wish you could have waited
Until I could hear your voice
But the angels took you by surprise
I know you didn’t have a choice
I have to grow up without you Grandpa
Your eyes I’ll never see
But throughout my life and in my heart
You’ll always live in me.
Others say I don’t have a Grandpa
Because I never got to see you,
But even though you are not here with me now
A part of me will always know you
My mother speaks of you often
She tells me how wonderful you were
Sometimes I hear her crying alone
You must have meant the world to her.
She tells me you are an angel now
A special angel watching over my brother and me
She says you help all the children in the world
To be happy, joyful and free.
So Grandpa, even though I’ve never felt
Your arms around me here on earth,
I think God let you hold me in your arms a while
Before giving me birth.
So when people say my Grandpa never knew me
I will say that’s not true,
I think you got to know me,
Even before anyone ever knew….
I love you Grandpa