Walter P. Miller Jr.

Published 11:27 pm Saturday, August 13, 2011

JACKSON — Walter P. Miller Jr. died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. He was 71.

Mr. Miller was born in Brookhaven and lived most of his life in Jackson. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University and was a school teacher in Florence, retiring after 30 years of teaching. He belonged to the Central Mississippi Bulldog Club, the Pelahatchie Men’s Social Club and attended Lula Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter P. Miller Sr. and Wilhelmina Gruchy Miller; and a brother, William Miller.

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He is survived by his wife, Dorothy B. Miller of Jackson; a daughter, Stephanie Austin and husband, Dr. Joe Austin, of Vicksburg; a brother, Jim Miller of Magnolia, Miss.; five nephews; and two grandchildren, Morgan Austin and Paxton Austin.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Vicksburg with the Rev. Joe Little officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery in Vicksburg. Visitation will be 2 p.m. Monday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers will be Sam Newman, Kevin Magee, Robin Carter, Johnny Carter, Grey Breeden and Keith Paxton.

Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg is in charge of arrangements.