Grady Joseph Miller (Joe) of Midwest City, Oklahoma was born January 22, 1953 in Belen, New Mexico to Louis and Lorene (Vinson) Miller and passed away December 28, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 67.
He is survived by:
His loving wife: Linda Thompson Miller, whom he married November 27, 1998
Three beloved daughters: Rachel Patterson of Minerva, Ohio, Stephanie Miller of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Jillian Jennings of Norman, Oklahoma
Three beloved sons: Justin Gammon of Seiling, Oklahoma, Jody Clark of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Monty Clark Coonrod of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Twelve cherished grandchildren: Meghan Bell, Cooper Jennings, Audey Clark, Austen Coonrod, Grady Miller, II, Charlotte Hames, Zoey Patterson, Jayden Patterson, Jaykub Patterson, Rozin Gammon, Colten Bowen, and Kaden Duke
Four cousins that he thought of like his brothers and sisters: Amanda (Lockhart) Foresee of Hodgen, Oklahoma, Carla (Lockhart) Pride of Wister, Oklahoma, Colin Kelley of Bixby, Oklahoma, Lyn Arter of Cookson, Oklahoma
Other relatives and a host of friends
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Justin Coonrod. Joe was a retired Captain for the United States Army where he proudly served his country for 13 years. Joe graduated from Heavener High School in 1971 and enlisted in the Army immediately after graduation for his first time of service which occurred in the Vietnam era. He was a 1984 graduate of the University of Oklahoma. (BOOMER SOONER!!) After completing his college education he re-enlisted in the Army and served until 1991. After retiring from the Army Joe spent many years in the car industry specializing in Fleet and commercial sales.
Joe treasured his time being in the midst of his tailgating friends and family on Saturday afternoons, no matter the weather or the score cheering on his Sooners and being with people he loved. The biggest joy of Joe’s life was being a father to his children and Papa to his grandchildren. Grady will be missed by all who knew him.
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please.” - John Wayne
At the request of the family and per Joe’s wishes, there will be no public services at this time, but rather a celebration to be scheduled at a later date to keep the people he knew and loved safe during these hard and unprecedented times. Thank you for your understanding and well wishes.
To sign Mr. Miller’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.