Thomas Odell Miller, son of the late Loyd Thomas and Gladys Ruth Patterson Miller, was born in McNairy, Tennessee on December 7, 1940, and passed away at his home in Parma on May 17, 2018, at the age of 77 years.
Thomas lived in Tennessee until 9 years old, then moved to Arkansas for two years before moving to Missouri.
On September 27, 1958, he was married to Martha Ellen McIntosh in Catron, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Martha Miller of Parma; three daughters & husbands, Marsha & John Paul Campbell of North Dinwiddie, Virginia, Tabatha & Joshua Cullum and Wendy Stafford all of Parma; two sons & wife, Thomas Gene & Tricia Miller of O'Fallon, Joshua Koth of Parma; eighteen grandchildren & spouses, Lindsey & David Longrie of Colorado Springs, CO, Misty & Kenny Patterson of Dardanelle AR, Thomas Jacob & Megan Miller of St Louis MO, Kyle Miller, Kurt Miller, Justin Strayhorn, Landon Strayhorn, and Cooper Strayhorn, all of O’Fallon MO, Aaron & Hanna Strayhorn of O’Fallon MO, Heidi & Joe Day of St Louis MO, Michelle & Micah Alsobrook of St Louis MO, Shannon Strayhorn of O’Fallon MO, Hunter Stratton and Seth Stratton of Jonesboro AR, Evelyn Stratton, Kaycee Cullum, JJ Cullum and Brayson Cullum all of Parma MO, Allison Stafford of Parma MO; eight great grandchildren, Benjamin Longrie, Jonathan Longrie and Andrew Longrie of Colorado Springs CO, Kendall Patterson, Maggie Patterson and Myles ‘Little Tom’ Patterson of Dardanelle AR Kimberley Patterson of Kewanee MO, AJ. Strayhorn of O’Fallon MO; two brothers, Robert "Bobby" Miller of Clinton, Tennessee, Dean Buck of Dexter; one sister, Dorothy Eaton of Parma. Other family and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Leonard and Linda Dutton, and one brother, Paul Miller.
Thomas has donated the "Gift of Life" and his body and will be transported to the St. Louis University School of Medicine. There are no services planned, Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.