Gary Eugene “Papa G” Miller, 66, of Lyons, Kansas, passed away November 20, 2022. He was born November 3, 1956, in Little River, Kansas, the son of Donald E. and Marilyn A. Brown Miller. Gary was a lifetime Little River resident. He graduated from Little River High School with the class of 1974 and attended Hutchinson Community College. Gary was a farmer, rancher, and owner and operator of Miller Heating and Plumbing, LLC. He was a member of the Little River Jaycee’s, Little River Lions Club, and a member of Quail Forever. Gary also volunteered for the Little River Fire Department. He loved horses, roping, riding his motorcycle, classic cars, and making people laugh. He was an avid Royals, Kansas University Jayhawks, and Chiefs fan. Gary enjoyed boating at the lake with family and friends, fishing, and hunting. Most of all, Gary enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. On September 28, 1985, Gary was united in marriage with Michelle Rome in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives of the home. He is also survived by his two sons, Garrett Miller and Gavin Miller and fiancé Baylee Carey both of Lyons, KS; brother, Larry Miller and wife Kay of Albuquerque, NM; four grandchildren, Brynlee, Quintyn, Scarlet, and Steely Miller; mother and father-in-law, James and Geri Rome of Hutchinson, KS; two sisters-in-law, Marla Parsons and husband Troy of Hutchinson, KS, and Melinda DeSplinter and husband Rick of Andover, KS; brother-in-law, Mitchell Rome and wife Laura of Hutchinson, KS; nieces; nephews; countless friends; and extended family. Gary is preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the First United Methodist Church, Little River, with Pastor Jeff Goetzinger and Pastor Anna Borders officiating. The service will be recorded for those who cannot attend and available on the funeral home’s website following the service. Burial will follow at the Bean Memorial Cemetery, Little River. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 7:00 P.M., Monday, November 28, 2022, at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons, with family present from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to the Little River Fire Department or Michelle Miller (for Papa G’s Grandchildren’s Education Fund) in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.
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