Melvin Eugene Miller, 86, of Shawnee, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Midwest City after a long, extended illness.

Melvin Eugene Miller, 86, of Shawnee, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in Midwest City after a long, extended illness.
He was born July 17, 1925, in Columbus, Ind., to Melvin and Florence (Ochs) Miller. He attended OBU.
On June 10, 1944, he married Dorothy Hale.
A veteran, Melvin served in the United States Marine Corp. as a Sergeant from 1943 to 1946, based at Cherry Point, N.C.
Melvin was an amateur radio operator (K5KXL), helping people deliver messages during war time and disasters all over the world. He enjoyed flying small planes, camping and fishing. He was a Captain in Civil Air Patrol. Melvin taught many people, including the physically handicapped, to obtain their amateur license in Oklahoma and at Camp Courage in Minnesota. He was a past Grand Marshall of the Masonic Lodge, where he was involved for more than 50 years. He was also a member of the Shriners.
Melvin worked at TAFB for 35 years as a civil engineer. He then opened up Millers Electronics in Shawnee for a number of years after retiring from Tinker.
He had been a member of First Christian Church for 53 years, where he also served as an elder and a deacon, as well as being involved with the church board and helped with Texhoma church camp. He was involved with Shawnee Amateur Club, Pott. Co. Emergency Operative Service and Amateur Radio Emergency Service.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Miller of Shawnee; two daughters and son-in-law, Lola and Mark Ingersoll of Shawnee and Teresa and Brad Snider of Shawnee; son and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Tresa Gail Miller of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Warren and Kerry Ingersoll, Dia Ingersoll and John Kidd, Brandy Snider and Joe Gonzales, David Snider, Jonathan Miller, Steven Miller and Christina, Daniel Miller and April, and Julie and Jag Singh.
Many thanks to the doctors and nurses of Midwest Regional Hospital and Midwest City Specialty Hospital and all those who helped with his care.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at First Christian Church with Rev. Ray Belford officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church elevator fund.