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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Obituary - Randall Travis Miller

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE and TIME OF SHARING will be held for Randy from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri.

Any MEMORIAL donations are requested to be made to a Family Love Fund and may be left at the funeral home or given directly to Tammy.

Randall Travis Miller, 62, was born February 6, 1958 in Columbia, Missouri the son of Roy Byron and Shirley Jo (Thornsberry) Miller.

He passed away peacefully in his home in Appleton City, Missouri on December 22, 2020 with loved ones by his side.

Randy spent many years as a free spirit, traveling between Missouri, where he worked for a childhood friend, Larry Hedges, restoring and installing historical windows and Washington state on the Nisqually Indian Reservation, fishing for salmon with his long-time friend, Albert (Chief) Squally and his family. Those were recalled as his favorite times.

He was a quiet, loving, caring man and spent time providing care for his father in Springfield, Missouri before moving to Appleton City in July of 2018.

He was often seen mowing and lovingly caring for the lawn or in the bleachers at a ballgame watching his pride and joy, Tory. Randy was a Christian. He loved animals and being outdoors. He would spend countless hours walking in the woods shed and mushroom hunting, deer and turkey hunting or building tree stands for himself and others to enjoy.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jeffrey Miller and one brother-in-law, Robert L. “Bob” Meeks. Randy had no natural children, but he gained two bonus daughters, Rebecca Capps Wingate (James) of Sterling, Kansas and Tory Horne of Springfield, Missouri, when he married Tammy (Dines) Miller on July 7, 2014 after a long 22 years of courtship. Other survivors include his granddaughter, Xochitli Wingate; four siblings: Karen Meeks of Springfield, Missouri, Kevin Miller (Lisa) of Clinton, Missouri, Kimberly Stepp (Mark) of Advance, Missouri and Courtney Mansu (Dustin) of Springfield, Missouri; a special aunt, Cheri Warner of Richland, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and his dog, Bella, which was always at his side.

To quote his nephew, Trey, “He was the greatest frontiersman/outdoorsman I’d ever met.”

Randy was loved by many and will be missed by his family and friends.