Obituary published October 21, 2013, in the Mexico Ledger
Donald Lewis "Lewy" Miller, 87 of Mexico, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Missouri Veterans' Home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation is Monday evening from 5-7 at the funeral home with a masonic service at 7:00 p.m.
Lewy was born on July 18, 1926 in Mexico, the son of Robert and Minnie (Smith) Miller. During WWII he served in the United States Navy from March, 1945 to Oct., 1947. While in the service he was stationed aboard several ships where he ran the tail hook. Tours of duty included the USS Sable IX-81, CASU-21, USS Charger CVE-30, USS Leyte CV-32 (Plankowner) and the USS Philippine Sea CV-47. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, and the Navy Occupation Service Medal. He attended reunions for all the above ships.
After his discharge he married Eileen Kidd on June 3, 1950 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on March 22, 1994. He later married Helen Gordon Northcutt on Sept. 15, 1997 in Las Vegas, NV. She survives at the home.
He worked at A.P. Green's for 41 years as a welder. He is a member of the First Christian Church, a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge, Past-President of the Golden K Kiwanis, a member of the American Legion and the VFW #3772 where he was Commander from 1996-1997 and the Quartermaster from 1998-2011.
In addition to his wife Helen, he is survived by a son David Miller and Vanessa of Mexico, son Robert Alan Miller of Mexico, son Stephen Miller and Birdine of Las Vegas, NV and a daughter Rebecca Deppe and Jim of Vandalia; step-son Alan Northcutt and Tracey of Centralia and step-daughter Lea Anne DiBlasi of Columbia; grandchildren Tony Miller of Mexico, Keith Miller of Mexico, and Jason Deppe of Vandalia and a great-grandson Evan. He is also survived by a brother Richard Miller of Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Eileen, a brother Robert "Col. Bob" Miller, and two sisters, Miss Helen Miller and Edna Miller Willson.
Memorials may be made to the Missouri Veterans' Home or the VFW Building Fund.
Condolences at www.arnoldfh.com