Gerald Miller, 63, of Orange, died Friday, Feb. 20, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City with Father Kevin Badeaux officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Born Sept. 2, 1951, in Port Neches, Gerald was the son of Joseph Miller and Leviana Mae LaBove Miller. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a crane operator with Geraud Steel in Rose City. He enjoyed salt water fishing and playing pool. For the past three years, he has been playing Dark Orbit, a video game played with people from all over the world and was known as Papa Bear by the other gamers.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Miller and sister, Bernice Nelams Andrews.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Stacy and John Head, Melissa and Rodney Stevens, Tania and Tim Webb and Leslie Rodgers. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Blake Perry, Madison Head, J.J. Blankenship, Clay Blankenship, Felisha Blankenship, Chrystal Miller, Courtney Webb, Jacob Webb, Dax Rodgers, Lanie Rodgers; great grandchildren, Brayden Jateff, Rayleigh Miller and his brother, Jimmy Nelams.
Serving as pallbearers will be Gurvis Oswalt, Brance Revere, Blake Perry, Rick Stalls, Daniel Johnson and Jareb Logan. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Parker, Buford Nunnaly and Ewel Shelley.