He was born Sept. 30, 1928, at Howell County, Missouri to Fred Lonzo and Alta Evelyn (Bay) Miller. He married Opal Mayola Judd, and to this union were added five children, Juanita, Freda, Lavonne, Cecil and Johnnie.
He worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. He owned and operated Miller’s Drive-In. He enjoyed farming, coon hunting and music. He loved to play and sing with his family and friends. He even taught his children, grandchildren and other youth to play various musical instruments.
He loved to serve. He was a Mountain View city alderman in the 1970s. He volunteered with building projects, including the construction of Revival Way Mission Church and Morningstar Campground. Wherever and for whomever he could help he would. His family knew help was only a phone call away.
Cecil was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Juanita, brother Harry Miller and sisters Ellen and Jerri.
He is survived by his wife, Opal Mayola, his children, Freda and husband Roger DePriest of Mountain View, Lavonne and husband James Schwien of Summersville, Cecil “C. L.” Miller and wife Ann of West Plains, and Johnnie Miller and wife Dianne of Black; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great step-grandchild; brothers and sisters Virginia Montgomery, Harry Miller, James Miller, Evelyn Finley, Lois Taylor, Shirley Holliman, Harold “Sunny” Miller, Freddie Miller, Ada Holliman, Darlene Sullivan, Bill Miller, Jody Moore, Kenny Miller, Ruthie Cash, Susie Grooms and Larry Miller.