David Lee Miller, 83, of Orange , passed away Friday, May 8, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Don Sheffield. Military Honors and Interment will follow in the Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly, La.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. 

Born on Dec. 10, 1925 in Temple, Texas to William Joseph Miller and Annie Ruth (King) Miller, he lived in Orange for the last two years and had previously lived in Carlyss, La. for 33 years. Mr. Miller began his career in the United States Navy at 16, he later joined and retired from the United States Air Force as a master sergeant and worked as a police officer in Euless. Mr. Miller was a 32nd degree Mason. He enjoyed raising roosters, fishing and hunting. He was also an excellent marksman. During his time in the Air Force, Miller coached the pistol team, he achieved three world records and 36 international awards and competed in the Mexican Olympics as a shooter. 

Mr. Miller is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Frank and William “Bill” Miller; and his sister, Betty Sohm.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Ruby Lee (DeVille) Miller; his son, David Miller and his wife Mary all of Orange; his grandson, Douglas Alexander Miller, companion, Nikki Ryder and their daughter, Savannah Rose Miller all of McKinney; and his granddaughter, Ginger Cato of Las Vegas, Nev.

The family wishes to extend grateful thanks to the staff of Hospice of Texas for their care of Mr. Miller. For those desiring memorial donations, please make a donation to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219 or call (800) 421-1121, ext. 7650, or on the web at