Curtis Ray Miller Sr., 77, of Tiffin, left to be with his Lord on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City, with visitation before services. Burial followed services at the Rock Island National Cemetery where military honors were provided. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent for his family through the web at www.gayandciha.com .
He was born on April 17, 1936, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Sterling and Geraldine (Jones) Miller. He worked at the bus station in Cedar Rapids, and also for the community school districts in Cedar Rapids, and for many years in Iowa City at both Northwest Junior High School and West High School from where he retired.
Curtis loved his family and they knew it, he was a remarkable dad, minister, pastor and friend. Dad will never be replaced, nor forgotten. He was the real deal, one in a million, and his family loved him so. Dad’s memory was alert, when it came to anniversaries and birthdays, he never forgot anything that had to do with his family.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Hazel (55 years); five daughters, Laura (Ray) Pearson, T.C. Hazel Miller Jones, Jackie Miller, Carmencita Miller Brown (Dion), Rosalie Miller; Son, Curtis Miller Jr. (Rachel); 31 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; his brother, Sterling Miller; sister-in-law, Barbara Miller, several cousins, nieces and nephews.
God said unto the Rev. Curtis R. Miller Sr., “welcome home my friend, well done oh good and faithful servant.”