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1956 Alan 2021

Alan Frank Miller

May 25, 1956 — November 20, 2021

Alan Frank Miller passed away Saturday, November 20th after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He goes to join his father and mother, Frank and Ada Miller as well as his sister Katherine Miller, and his brother in friendship, Tony Tovar. He is survived by his two daughters, Lauren Abu Naser and Anna Nichols and her husband Daniel Nichols; his three grandchildren Caroline Watkins and Amos Nichols and Silas Nichols; his sister Linda Coston, his brother Henry Miller and his wife Mary Jane Miller, and his brother Philip Miller and his partner Kim Green; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He grew up in Pleasant Grove and moved to Forney, Texas in 1985. Around this time, he began his career as a high school math teacher and coach. His experience and expertise spanned many sports, including football, basketball, softball, baseball, soccer, and golf. He retired from education in 2021, following 11 years of service with Dallas ISD.
From a young age, Alan grew to be an accomplished athlete (including a baseball city championship team member), and loved sports and the spirit of competition, teamwork, and sportsmanship that sports exemplified. He loved to watch golf on tv and to be out on the green himself. He loved football and cheering for the Dallas Cowboys (one of his first employers at the Cotton Bowl where he sold programs as a kid). He loved baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers. He loved chess and reading chess strategy. He enjoyed math and numbers and card games. He loved a good joke, and particularly a good joke at your expense. He saw laughter as a necessity in life, and always sought to make you laugh. He was an educator in every sense of the word - he could teach a concept and inspire you to be better, and he always believed in you. He loved a good TV show or movie, The Beatles, and Boston cream pie. 
He grew up going to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with his family and came to know Christ at a young age. This influenced the course of his life, and he never wavered from his faith. He loved to learn about God and his Word. He was passionate about Jesus, talking about Jesus, and talking about Jesus’s love for every human. He taught Sunday school and was involved with his church, First Baptist Forney, for much of his adult life. Second to his Savior, Alan loved and lived for his family. He loved his girls and their children, and they knew no greater earthly love. 
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, November 28, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

New Hope Funeral Home

500 US-80, Sunnyvale, TX 75182

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Memorial Service

Monday, November 29, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church-Forney

1003 College Ave, Forney, TX 75126

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