George Junior Miller (Hoot) passed away on Monday, April 17, 2023 at the VA Hospital in Little Rock holding his daughter Melanie and granddaughter Caitie’s hands. Hoot was born Feb 4, 1933 aboard a houseboat on the White River as the first child to George Washington and Winnie Mae Wilhite Miller. He attended some schooling at Clarendon before enlisting into the United States Army, he was discharged from the Army upon their discovery that he was under age. He then enlisted into United States Marine Corp where he served overseas during the Korean War. After returning home to his beloved White River, Hoot became an avid fisherman, duck hunter, deer hunter and everything in-between. In his later years, his favorite pass time was going to the boat (casino), but his greatest passion was always his family.
Hoot was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Dillingham Miller, his parents, George and Winnie Miller, both sisters, Willa Mae Miller and Hazel Miller Gray, one son, Kevin Miller, one grandson, Jordan Simpson, and two son-in-laws, Charles Catlett and Samuel Speaks.
Hoot is survived by his children, Amanda Catlett, Jay Miller, Melanie Speaks and Aaron Miller; brothers, Sidney Miller and David Miller; grandchildren, Brandi Fletcher, Jake Catlett, Caitie Miller, River Miller, Jordan, Dylan and Peyton; great grandchildren, Levi Fletcher and Ember Fletcher, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and his faithful dog, Sam.
Visitation will be held Thursday April 20, 2023 from 5-7 PM at the Bob Neal and Sons Funeral Home in Clarendon. Graveside service will be held Friday, April 21, 2023 at 3:00 PM Shady Grove Cemetery in Clarendon. We would like to thank Westbrook Funeral Home for all their help during this trying time.