John Patrick (J.P.) Miller, Jr., 56, of Hardin, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008, at his home.
J.P. was born Aug. 17, 1951 in Memphis, Tenn. He graduated from Carrollton High School in 1969 and served in the U.S. Navy. J.P. worked for Burlington-Northern-Santa Fe Railroad as a signal maintainer for 33 1/2 years where he took electronics training. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Carrollton, Wakanda Lodge #52 AF and AM, Ararat Shrine of Kansas City, Mo., Carroll County Shrine Club, Fraternal Order of Eagles #3917 of Excelsior Springs, Brotherhood of Railroad Signal Men, Boy Scout Troop 414 of Carrollton, Life Scout, and the I.O.O.F. of Lexington.
Survivors include: one daughter, Johnna Den’e Miller Schick of Richmond; his father, Gerald L. Heins Sr., of Carrollton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James Miller and his wife, Tonia, and Gerald L. Heins Jr., and his wife, Debbie, all of Carrollton; one sister and brother-in-law, Gerry L. Germann and her husband, Kenny, of Carrollton; two aunts, Louise Gardner of Carrollton, and June Hinson Sadler of Liberty; three grandchildren, Steven L. Logdson, Lacey A. Logsdon, and Brayden D. Schick, all of Richmond; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
His mother, Ivah C. Heins, his paternal grandparents, Walter and Dorris Heins, and his maternal grandparents, Henry and Virginia Hinson, preceded him in death.
A visitation will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, at the Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton with Masonic services at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 19 at the funeral home, officiated by Chaplain Tom Blake.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gibson Funeral Home in Carrollton.