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Terry Ray Miller

January 8, 1945 — November 24, 2020

Terry Ray Miller, 75 years of age, of Mesquite, Texas, went home to be with Our Lord on November 24th, 2020. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones. Today, we mutually mourn our loss while celebrating the loving legacy he leaves behind. Terry was born January 8th, 1945 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to the late Charlotte (Frances) Miller (Douglas) and Willis J. Miller. Terry was the eldest son of six children, two of which preceded him in death, Robert Earl Miller and Ronald W. Miller. He is also rejoined in heaven with his son Jerry Ray Miller; father-in-law Rodolfo Alfaro; and brothers-in-law Steven and Rudy Alfaro. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Laura; his son Terry Wayne; and his daughter Wendy Jackson and husband Mark Jackson. Terry waits to meet again his siblings, Betty Martin; Hazel Garrett and husband Sye Garrett; and Connie Cancino and husband Raymond Cancino; a loving mother-in-law Noemi Alfaro; and her daughters Noemi Alfaro, Mrs. Buddy Aucoin and husband Lynn Aucoin; Isabel Diaz and husband Richard Diaz. Terry prided himself in spoiling four loving granddaughters and one grandson who were the light of his world, Brandy Rhodes and husband Jonathan; Sydney Minor; Veronica Jackson; and Dilynn Jackson. He was blessed to love and meet two great-granddaughters before his passing, Heaven and Cambree Rhodes. Family, whether immediate or extended, was paramount to Terry. In as much, he leaves behind a legacy for nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and extended family who will feel the absence of his presence tremendously. Terry’s service in the National Guard earned him an honorable discharge leading to much of his life as a truck driver for Redball Motor Freight then Yellow Motor Freight. He was also an active member of the Teamster’s Union, and when Terry wasn’t working, he enjoyed watching NASCAR and playing golf. Once retired, he chose to spend his days with his grandchildren and working maintenance on a small car wash in the community. During his time at the car wash, he became a well known local with many of his customers who expressed the gift his stories and fun spirit were to them during their visits. Terry will be remembered for many wonderful things, but most of all as the loving family member who was never short of a smile and never having met a stranger. While we mourn his passing, we definitely celebrate the time we had with him. Though we know each day is not promised to any of us, we were blessed for each one given to us with Terry Ray Miller. The family would like to thank you for your prayers and support during this time. Your shared memories, comforting condolences, and gestures of love are truly appreciated. The family would also like to thank all of the loving caregivers who assisted in the care of Terry throughout his illness. Our sincerest gratitude for every moment you spent allowing his family the ability to fulfill his wish to remain at home in his final days. For those unable to attend Terry's service in person, his family has arranged for the service to be Live Streamed. You may view the service in real-time by clicking on this link. Once the service is over you may still view the recorded service at the same link.
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