William "Bill" John Miller


August 25, 1944 ~ January 19, 2023

Born in: Columbus, Georgia
Resided in: Grand Prairie, Texas

William “Bill” Miller, 78, of Grand Prairie, Texas, passed away on Thursday, January 19th after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Bill left this world while in his home surrounded by his children and wife of 44 years. A man who entered every room with the presence of a giant; large in stature, love, temper, and humor, Bill had a heart the size of Texas, the place he was proud to call home. He was the life of the party who never met a stranger and believed most problems could be solved with a stiff drink, a thick steak, and a great story. To know him was to love him and to be loved by him was an honor.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents Thomas “Buck” and Margaurite Miller of Corpus Christi, TX, brother Dan Miller of Brownsville, TX, and sister Rita Miller of San Antonio, TX.

He is survived by brother Thomas Miller of Tyler, TX, wife Patricia Miller of Grand Prairie, TX, daughter Michelle Strain of Benton, LA, son William “BJ” Miller of Austin, TX, daughter Megan Hubbell and son-in-law Ronnie Hubbell of Aledo, TX, grandchildren Savannah Strain, Grayson Hubbell and Charley Hubbell, and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

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Public Viewing: January 27, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Funeral Service: January 28, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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  1. We loved Bill and have so many memories with him and the family. Bill did have a big heart and never met a stranger. At Thanksgiving he would open his house anyone to come and enjoy the spread they would put on. You never left hungry. Hugs and love to everyone. He will truly missed. Love ya Bill, rest in peace.

  2. Billy was a long time friend since junior high school. We had some fun times together, he was a cut-up and had a great sense of humor. I’m sure his family will miss his presence. You will be in my prayers.

  3. CandleImageBilly was my special Coz’
    But more like my brother!!!

    Loved him dearly and we always enjoyed our
    Phone calls and meeting up over the years!
    Always joked with each other about being
    “Miller’s”…and all our wonderful memories!

    Billy and his other two brothers (Dan and Tommy) came back to the farm in Georgia (after their Dad died) for many summers to stay with us! They worked in the tobacco to earn money for school clothes!!! My Daddy “Buster” became their second dad!

    Billy always had a smile-a joke-
    And loved life to the fullest!!!
    I Love ❤️ Coz’

  4. I’d like to post this is it ok
    Fond memories of Bill. Pat and I had a good laugh remembering the first time i met Bill. We had lunch plans and Bill was there to get to know Pat….. we took him with us to a Chinese restaurant First time we had seen anyone have a Bloody Mary with Chinese food. Get the big picture. Bill stuffed in my VW bug in the back seat ! And he went shopping and bought Pat a sweet gift. And the memories continued. He was larger than life and the best cook Fond fond memories of Bill

  5. CandleImageBill was such a nice man. Prayers and comfort to his wife, Patricia and to his family during this difficult time.

  6. A wonderful man who was larger than life! His presence lite up the room when he entered. Although I did not know him as well as my husband, Malcolm Wells, I can almost promise you they are both in heaven now recounting the stories of their friendship.

  7. Bill was one of those guys you just don’t meet every day. Big man with an even bigger heart. He dearly spoke of each of his children and love of his life Patricia, every chance he had. It would be a terrible shame if you never had the opportunity to share his culinary creations at his dining table. I’ve never met a more friendly and gracious man. Rest in Peace my friend.

  8. I first knew Billy when we were in our early teens in Corpus Christi. My boyfriend, Bubba Stone, at that time lived with the Millers while attending Del Mar, and both of us became very good friends with the Miller family. Many years later, I re-connected with Billy and Dan. Billy and I had regular conversations and I always found him to be delightful. Billy was a very kind and considerate teen and remained that way to me the rest of his life. He especially enjoyed reminiscing and talking about his family, always emphasizing how much he loved Pat. He loved bragging on her, his children, and grand children. He was definitely a family man. I will miss our conversations and his humor.

    May Billy’s family feel comfort in the special memories they treasure.

  9. Willy J, A man could have no better friend than you! A true Southern Gentleman. There are not enough words to describe what a wonderful individual you were. There are not enough Bill Millers in this world. Rest in Peace my beloved friend. I will forever be greatful for your friendship.

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