William George Miller, 72, died June 18, 2003 at his home in Pine, with his family by his side. He was born May 3, 1931 in Canajoharie, N.Y.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Dec. 7, 1948, where he served in Germany, Japan and the Korean War. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant First Class Feb. 24, 1956. He also served in the New Jersey and Arizona National Guards until 1965.
Mr. Miller retired in July 1988 as a correctional service officer with the Arizona Department of Corrections. He had a long career in various fields of law enforcement, which included working as a juvenile detention officer. Early in his career he was the chief of police in Canajoharie, N.Y.
Throughout his life, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding, traveling and spending time with family and friends. He was an active member of the Pine Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Edith Jordan Miller; children, Lynn (Johnny) Sutton of Gilbert, Tammy (Randy) Stowell of Gilbert, and Francie (Rich) Jones of Lakeside; 15 grandchildren and three and one-half great-grandchildren; sister, Lois Winch of Tucson, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his baby boy, Ricky.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Pine. Viewing will be held at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will be at Pine Cemetery.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier Street, Payson, AZ 85541, or the LDS Mission Fund.
Arrangements are being handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.