Robert “Ted” Emanuel Miller Jr., 80, of Orange passed away on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont.

He was a native of Burkeville; born on Sept. 8, 1930 to parents Robert Emanuel Miller Sr. and Evalena (Maynard) Miller.

He had lived in the Orange area since 1955 and was a member of First United Methodist Church where he was an usher for many years. He was a graduate of Newton High School, Panola Jr. College, Northeast Louisiana Sate College and received his Masters of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. He was inducted into Panola College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, was a life time member of Texas PTA and Texas State Board of Realtors, president of Region 5 Texas Teachers Association and was named to Southeast Texas Regional Planning Council in 1974.

He started the first football program at Little Cypress and retired from LCM CISD after 36 years of dedication to education as principal of LCE, coach/athletic director and administrator. He enjoyed playing golf for many years in “The Herd” at the Sunset Grove Country Club, where he made 2 hole-in-one shots.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Miller Sr.; sisters, Melba Adams and husband, Clyde, Winifred Bailey and husband, Bo; brother in law, Howard See.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Jane (Casburn) Miller of Orange; daughters, Tana Thompson and husband, Tommy of Orange, Terri and husband Dr. Fred Brent of Alvin; son, Trey Miller and wife, Cathy of Orange; sister, Robbie See of Kentucky; brother, Charles Miller and wife, Laurie of San Antonio; brother in law, Dr. Edwin Casburn and wife Linda of San Antonio; cousin, J.E. Miller. Grandchildren, Tayler, Tiffani and Tara Thompson, Tyler Miller, Austin, Alex and Abby Brent.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Newton Cemetery in Newton, Texas.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made in memory of Robert “Ted” Miller, Jr. to First United Methodist Church 502 N 6th Street Orange, Texas 77630.