The Woodward News

October 1, 2013

Max Eldon Miller


Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — Max Eldon Miller, 84, of Arnett went to be with our Lord and Savior September 27, 2013. Max was born on September 16, 1929 to Richard E. “Dick” and Jennie Mae (Glasgow) Miller at their home. He started school at Pinkston Community School and attended the Arnett Public School of Arnett.  On July 10, 1948 he married Norma Lee Heinsohn at the Baptist Parsonage in Arnett, OK. Max and Norma lived in the Pinkston Community until they made their home 2 miles south of Arnett in 1976. In 2011 he believed they needed to move to town, where they built a new home in Arnett and lived until his passing. Max and Norma had four children Lola Marie, Eddie Max, Teddy Ray, and Nancy Lee. He was a farmer, rancher, and a carpenter. Max was very active within the community.  He was a member of the Arnett Kiwanis Club and the Arnett Senior Citizens. He received many awards throughout his life. Two of the most memorable awards to Max were the Oklahoma Wildlife Sportsman of the Year and the Senior Citizen of the Year. Max was a member of the First Christian Church of Arnett. His church activities include Sunday School Superintendent, Elder, and he was on the Building Committee. He envisioned and promoted the building of the Fellowship Hall and the New Church building. Max loved hunting, fishing, wood working, custom harvesting, dancing, and visiting with people.

Max was preceded in death by a daughter, Lola Marie, and son-in-law Leslie Pshigoda, his parents Dick and Jennie Miller, his brothers Roy, Kay and Luther Miller and sister Loree Shultz.

Max was a great husband, dad, and grandpa. He is survived by his wife Norma Lee of the home, two sons Eddie and his wife Susan Miller, Teddy and his wife Terry Miller, and one daughter Nancy and her husband Scott Vincent, all of Arnett. Brothers Sam and his wife Beth Miller of Red Bluff, CA, Richard Miller of Indianapolis, IN and Ronald and his wife Pat Miller of Arnett and one sister Lela Vincent of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, and numerous relatives and friends.

Max never met a stranger. He enjoyed going every day to Scotty’s at happy hour to get a root beer and visit with friends. One of Max’s biggest passions was playing with his toys, and he liked BIG Toys.  If you needed anything done in the community Max was always the guy to go to.  If you ask any lady, when the music starts, the person you wanted to be on the dance floor with was Max.  He will be greatly missed.



Services will be Tuesday October 1, 2013 at 10:30 am at the First Christian Church, Arnett, Oklahoma with interment at DeBolt Cemetery, Arnett, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family at shawfuneralhome.net. Shaw Funeral Home of Arnett