Obituary of David Joseph Miller
David Joseph Miller, 63, of Windsor, Missouri, formerly of Gravois Mills, Mo., died Saturday, June 22, 2019, at his girlfriend’s home in Windsor where he last resided since 2010.
He was born July 31, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Joseph Alois Miller and Joann (Brand) Miller, who preceded him in death.
David worked for Hentges Tree Service in Jefferson City for several years. He was grounds keeper for St. Patrick Catholic Church in Laurie where he was also a member. He was a fourth degree Knights of Columbus often cooking at their fish frys. He played with the Ozark Mountain Daredevils for 6 years. “Jackie Blue” was one of their songs. He enjoyed participating in fishing contests. David loved bull riding in his younger days; winning a championship in Las Vegas PBR.
He was often ornery, enjoyed pranks and giving people a hard time. Underneath a rough exterior, David had a BIG heart known only by those who truly knew him. When need be, he could be a grizzley!
Survivors include his companion Rebekah Burcham, Windsor, Mo. (who stood by his side); 2 daughters, Joeni Miller (Kyle Hutchinson), Versailles, Mo.; and Jami Franklin (David), Laurie, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Brendon, Joseph, Audrey, David, and Izabella; 5 adopted grandchildren, Jacob, Arianna, Dayson, Jazalean, and Tavynn; 2 brothers, Terry Miller (Debbie), Laurie, Mo., and Victor Burkhart (Cheryl), Gravois Mills, Mo.; 3 sisters, Tracy Richards (Jerry), Florida; Patty Burkhart, Florida; and Delisa Himes, Windsor, Mo., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
According to David’s wishes, no services are planned at this time. Donations can be made to the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, for final expenses or contributions may be made to Twin Lakes Hospice, Clinton, Mo., in memory of David.
Our sincere “Thanks” go out heartfelt to all those who helped David on his final journey!
Anyone wishing to share pictures of David’s life can send them to Rebekah through the funeral home. All will be greatly appreciated!