John H. Miller Jr., 75, Chanute, died Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at his home.
He was born March 25, 1935, in Joplin, Mo., to John Herbert Sr. and Helen Holt Miller. He graduated from Picher High School in 1954 and received his Engineering Degree from Oklahoma State University in 1959. He has been a resident of Chanute since 1969.
He married Pat King in 1959. He married Micki Schumacher in 1994. She survives.
He was a chemical engineer and co-founded Optimized Process Furnaces, Inc., of Chanute, in 1972.
He was a member of the Chanute Lion’s Club, Chanute Investment Club, a Member and Elder of the First Christian Church, a Foundation Board Member for Neosho County Community College, volunteered at Cherry Street Youth Center, and was a past member of the Board of Trustees of Neosho County Community College.
He enjoyed his family, church, hunting, traveling, gardening, fishing and boating.
Other survivors include two children and their spouses, Mike and Heather Miller, and Tracy and Lester Rhine, all of Chanute; four stepchildren and their spouses, David and Katy Bollinger, Jeffrey and Bridgette Bollinger, Lonna and Don Lockhart, and Reggie and Angie Bollinger; five grandchildren, Tara McMillen, Kristin Mustin, Joshua Miller, Zachary and Bryce Rhine; nine step-grandchildren, Matthew Bollinger, Aleigh Bollinger, Sarah Bollinger, Mary Bollinger, Morgan Fitzgerald, Erin Fitzgerald, Parker Bollinger, Harrison Bollinger, and Hale Bollinger; a great-grandchild, Brody McMillen; and a sister, JoAnn Myers.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Jeanie Miller.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Tom Eastman presiding. A private family burial will take place at a later time. Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.
Contributions to The First Christian Church or Cherry Street Youth Center may be left with the funeral home.