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Alan Reed Miller, 76

Alan Reed Miller, age, 76, of Sherwood, Arkansas left this Earth of Natural Causes on April 22, 2020.  He was born on August 4, 1943 in Upland, California to the late Albert Raymond and Fern (Winward) Miller.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved spending time with his family.

Reed has served his church in several leadership positions over his lifetime and made his last temple trip to Memphis the year before he was diagnosed with dementia. His great grandparents on his mother’s side, the Winwards, were part of the Mormon Trail from Missouri. His Mother, Fern, grew up in Payson, UT before moving to California with her husband. They eventually settled in Portland, OR.  Reed grew up in Portland and spent his summers in Curlew, Washington, with his family.

In high school, Reed participated in track, football and baseball while attending Jefferson High in Portland, OR. He was also a musician, playing the drums for local bands in his teen years. After high school, he attended Portland State before being drafted in the Army during the Vietnam War. He served almost eleven years with two tours in Germany. His eldest son, Bob, was born in Fort Jackson, Columbia SC. His second son, Scott, was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany. His second daughter, Paige, was born at Fort Bragg, NC. His son, Dave, was born in Stuttgart, Germany on his last tour, all while he was on active duty. His oldest daughter, Kim, was born in and still resides in Portland, OR. The three youngest sons; John, Steve and Brad were born in Ogden, Utah after he was honorably discharged from the US Army. 

His hobbies included hunting and work. When people would ask, he always said that he didn’t have time for hobbies unless he was hunting with his kids, otherwise he had to work to take care of his family. Along with his insurance business, he also owned several businesses over the years. In Utah he owned a hair salon, a medical testing laboratory and a storage food company. He was transferred to Arkansas in 1980 with Mutual of Omaha, and settled his family in Sherwood with his wife Kasey. She was instrumental in raising their family and guiding the business. He traveled several states for the various insurance companies he worked for. He met his life champion, Kasey Savage, at a party in Portland at age 20. They were married three months later in Vancouver, WA, by a local Mormon Bishop. Reed and Kasey sealed their marriage while serving his country in Bern, Switzerland and would be celebrating their 58th year May 7th.

He served on several advisory boards for insurance companies with the most recent being Capitol American, where he earned the lifetime achievement award along with being a member of the Million Dollar round table. Early in his insurance career he was recognized as “Agent of the Year” with Mutual of Omaha, being noted on the “Wild Kingdom” television program. He started his own health insurance and employee benefit agency in 1989 along with his two sons, Bob and Scott. Reed retired as President of NIBC in December of 2005.  All of his seven children have worked for NIBC over the years and the company celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. Three sons and three grandsons along with a niece run and work at the company today. In 1997 he started another business with his sons, Safteycom. They sell and service outdoor warning systems across the country. Every Wednesday in North Little Rock, Little Rock and Sherwood you can hear the sirens testing at noon.

The family would like to thank Teresa and her staff at FoxRidge for the wonderful care and compassion he received over the last year and a half. 

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Thomas and Tish Miller.

Alan leaves behind his loving wife, Katherine E. Savage-Miller; his children Kimberly Tubbs, Bob Miller (Nancy), Scott Miller (Dawn), Paige Barker (Kyle), David Miller (Jennifer), John Miller (Kari), Steve Miller (Ramona) and Brad Miller; his grandchildren Jamie Mitchell, Blake Tubbs, Courtney Frost, George Miller, Mook Miller, Kiley Williams, Hayden Miller, Hunter Miller, Drew Barker, Will Barker, Charlie Barker, JD Miller, Sydney Miller, Hugh Miller, Katherine Miller, Sophie Miller, Hayes Miller, Nash Miller, Nathan Duren, Cole Miller, Ally Miller, and Blyss Miller; his great-grandchildren Miles Baldwin, Reese Davenport, Sadie Davenport, Maisie Mitchell, Presley Tubbs, Bennett Tubbs, Rylee Frost, Mack Miller, Sutton Miller, Ellis Williams, Maverick Williams, Wynn Williams, Palmer Miller, Hollace Miller, Charley Miller, Parker Miller, Dash Barker, Hank Duren, and Dru Duren; many extended family and friends.

Reed’s Family will hold a Private Family Visitation and Funeral Service on Saturday, April 25, 2020 due to the current public health care concern. Burial will follow at Rest Hills Memorial Park, North Little Rock, Arkansas. The family will be grateful for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400

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63 Comments

  • Terry and Sharon Monroe Posted April 23, 2020 3:05 PM

    To all of the Miller family. I’m so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Jerry & Mary Ann Johnson Posted April 23, 2020 5:04 PM

    We love the Miller family and have wonderful memories of our children growing up together. You all are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Michael Johnson Posted April 23, 2020 5:29 PM

    There’s not a single childhood memory that doesnt include a Miller in it. Love all you guys and will be praying for each of you!!

  • Andrew Popham Posted April 23, 2020 7:25 PM

    The Lord has another great one in heaven. Reed was the most generous, caring, and giving person someone could know. I will miss his advice and fatherly council. My family will his sense of humor and care for others

  • David Green Posted April 23, 2020 7:53 PM

    I loved Reed! He was a great friend! All the best to his family.

  • Duwaine thomas Posted April 23, 2020 8:12 PM

    Reed thank you to you and your wife

    You have a special place in the thomas’ hearts
    Mission accomplished

  • Mike and Debbie Tacker Posted April 23, 2020 9:56 PM

    We have had the pleasure of knowing Reed for forty years. He was a neighbor in Sherwood. He has gone out of his way to be helpful to our family. We have never seen Reed when he was not pleasant and personable. We will remember him well until we see him again. Our heartfelt prayers are with the entirety of his family.

  • Curtis and Nedra Green, family Posted April 23, 2020 10:35 PM

    Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Brother Miller and will miss him until we meet again.

  • Kaye Whitney Posted April 23, 2020 11:17 PM

    Reed was a good man and a good friend. I’m sure he will be missed. My heart goes out to his family and my prayers are with you. I wish the best for Kasey and the family.

  • John Sherwood Posted April 24, 2020 7:29 AM

    What a great man. Always amazed at his humility, as I served with him and Carlton Wing in NLR Ward Bishopric I was much younger, yet he always made me feel like a million bucks and that I could do anything.
    Till we meet agin Brother…

  • Randi Sims Posted April 24, 2020 7:51 AM

    We are so sorry for your loss. Reed was one of our favorite people ever! He was so caring and such a positive example. He is always in our hearts. Love the Sims Family

  • Dickie Thomasson Posted April 24, 2020 9:10 AM

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you.

  • Skylar Jordan Posted April 24, 2020 9:26 AM

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nothing but good memories of Reed growing up. He certainly raised a beautiful family and he’s left an indelible legacy.

  • Allison Greenwood Posted April 24, 2020 10:19 AM

    Sending heartfelt prayers and condolences! So sorry for your loss.

  • Ann Smith Posted April 24, 2020 10:34 AM

    Such a nice man. Always had a funny story to share when he was my customer at the bank. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Franklin Furlough Posted April 24, 2020 10:39 AM

    I offer my prayers and condolences to the Miller family
    I had Privilege working for him

  • Annette Delgado Posted April 24, 2020 10:47 AM

    My deepest sympathy to the family members. May you find peace in God’s love.

  • Annette Delgado Posted April 24, 2020 10:48 AM

    My deepest sympathy to the family members. May you find peace in God’s love. Thinking of you

  • Zach Benight Posted April 24, 2020 10:55 AM

    Prayers for you guys! I always felt like I was a Miller kid and there were so many nobody knew the difference.. love you guys!

  • Stephanie Matheny Posted April 24, 2020 11:21 AM

    Prayers and deepest sympathy from our family to yours🙏🏻 Thinking of you during this time.

  • Shea Flanery Posted April 24, 2020 11:37 AM

    Bob, John, Brad & the Miller Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a life he lived and I can only imagine the lives he has changed! His life is the definition of a legacy. Praying for you guys as you navigate the loss. My condolences.

  • ALLAN HUDSON Posted April 24, 2020 11:40 AM

    To all of the Miller’s, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Lisa Bamburg & Mary Alice Hughes Posted April 24, 2020 11:48 AM

    Dear Bob, John, and Brad, We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was obviously a great man and passed those traits to his children. We are praying for your entire family.

    Lisa Bamburg, Mary Alice Hughes
    Insurance Advantage & LMA Financial Services

  • Larry and Susan gilbert Posted April 24, 2020 11:49 AM

    The whole Miller family We are sorry for this loss. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers at this time

  • Jon-Claude Jenkins Posted April 24, 2020 11:56 AM

    Reed was like another father for me and played a very instrumental role in the story of my life!
    I’ll always love the Miller family for treating my family and I so good and giving me a chance to succeed. There is not enough appreciation to offer for me.
    I love you Reed! Thank you!

  • BARBARA BREGGS Posted April 24, 2020 11:58 AM

    I AM JUST DEVASTED BY THIS NEWS. I MET HIM ONCE AND FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS BIG OLE TEDDY BEAR OF A MAN. HE LEAVES BEHIND A GREAT FAMILY AND LEGACY. SO PROUD OF WHAT HE ACCOMPLISHED AND AM VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE WORDS OF WISDOM HE GAVE ME.

  • Shea Bryant Posted April 24, 2020 11:59 AM

    The Bryant’s and the Gadwall family sends our deepest sympathy. He was always so nice and fun! Prayers to all the Miller family.

  • Michael Scheffer Posted April 24, 2020 12:49 PM

    Bob, John ,Brad and the Miller Family, I am sorry for your loss. Praying for your peace during this time.

  • Warren Jones Posted April 24, 2020 12:54 PM

    I’m so sorry for the loss and so thank for the opportunity to work for the Miller family and company he started, It was the job I needed so bad when I got it and has been more pleasure, and too much fun, than workl

  • Wes Adams Posted April 24, 2020 1:06 PM

    I am sorry to hear of Mr. Reed’s passing. He raised an amazing family that I am proud to know. My thoughts and prayers are with Mrs Kasey and all of the family.

  • Nancy Barnard Roberts and Brent Barnard Posted April 24, 2020 1:07 PM

    Prayers for God to wrap his arms around each of you. Reed was a wonderful man in every way. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Angie Clapp and Ron Posted April 24, 2020 1:13 PM

    Ron and I would like express our condolences and prayers in this difficult times and you we will bring thinking of y’all

  • Scarlett Jenkins Posted April 24, 2020 1:15 PM

    I’m so sorry to hear about Reed. I always looked forward to the fun trips with Reed, Casey and your family! He will be greatly missed . Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Bill and Becky Bird Posted April 24, 2020 1:23 PM

    We love the Miller family. We sat through thousands of innings of baseball, and have many memories with our kids growing up together. What an awesome family! Reed will surely be missed by so many. Our thoughts and especially our prayers are with each of you.

  • Karen Frisbee Posted April 24, 2020 1:36 PM

    Such an amazing man!! He had such a big heart and so full of life!! He was always a joy to be around. And such an amazing family. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace and comfort during this time.

  • Linda Pledger Posted April 24, 2020 2:12 PM

    We are so very sorry to hear about Reed’s passing. You are all in our prayers during this difficult time. We have great memories of our time with Reed and Kasey.

  • Cecilia Posted April 24, 2020 2:23 PM

    My condolences to the Miller family, friends and associates.

  • Charles and Julie Comeaux Posted April 24, 2020 2:26 PM

    So sorry for your loss! Julie and I send our deepest condolences and prayers.

  • Mike Jayroe Posted April 24, 2020 2:46 PM

    The Miller Family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • John & Bridget Riedie Posted April 24, 2020 4:08 PM

    I am sorry for terrible loss. You are in our thoughts & prayers

  • Jeff & Julie Roltsch Posted April 24, 2020 4:34 PM

    We will have the Miller Family in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

  • Amanda Adams Posted April 24, 2020 4:50 PM

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with your family at this time.

  • Joe&amaryllis Richbourg Posted April 24, 2020 5:30 PM

    Our sIncere condolences To Kasey and family. Reed was a special person, always enjoyed our interactions . Prayers for the family.

  • Charlie & Missy Thornton & Family Posted April 24, 2020 6:25 PM

    Miller family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dan Rolett Posted April 24, 2020 6:36 PM

    What a great blessing to know Reed and his family. Cheri and I cherish the time and memories we shared together. We extend our warmest thoughts and prayers for each of the family. I thank God for every memory. Wish you all eternal peace- Dan and Cheri

  • Jimmy & Patty Arnold Posted April 24, 2020 7:57 PM

    Prayers to all the Miller family. So sorry for your loss

  • Betty Brown Posted April 24, 2020 10:11 PM

    May God Comfort you and your family at this time

  • Debra Harris Posted April 24, 2020 10:46 PM

    May God bless each of you during this time and beyond with peace and comfort. Reed was such a kind and good person. So sorry for your loss.

  • Drexel “Trey” Baker Posted April 24, 2020 11:07 PM

    My condolences. He always treated me with such love, respect & kindest. I have so many fond memories of him and the family. Love to Kasey, Bob, Scott, Paige, Dave, John, Steve, Brad and the rest of the Miller family. Rest In Peace Mr. Miller!

  • Joseph and Karen Quigley Posted April 24, 2020 11:10 PM

    We will miss Reed very much. Our heartfelt prayers go out to Kasey and the family.

  • Evelyn Cook Posted April 24, 2020 11:11 PM

    Sincere condolences to Kasey and the family

  • Billy Bird Posted April 25, 2020 12:00 AM

    Sincere condolences to all of the Miller family. Mr. Reed was a great man that very obviously loved his family. He was a fun guy to be around as a kid – I loved his sense of humor! I know he will be missed.

  • mike graves Posted April 25, 2020 6:20 AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with all the Miller family, your father touched so many people in so many ways, what a legacy! It’s wonderful to see the character he and your mother instilled in your family.

  • Amanda Divver Posted April 25, 2020 6:35 AM

    Reed will always be in our hearts. He was the first one we met when we moved to Arkansas and rejoined the church. He never missed a beat caring for others. Always so selfless. He was like a dad and Grandpa. We had the privilege of him baptizing my son because of the bond he created with him. We visited him so often and he would come to my son’s baseball games. We are will miss resed so much and will always keep his family in our prayers!

  • Joe and Karen Quigley Posted April 25, 2020 8:46 AM

    RIP my friend. Ten years ago I was a stranger to Sherwood and you took me in. We had the Church and the Army in common. I enjoyed our long talks as we drove to the Memphis Temple together. You and Kasey took Karen and me to eat out a few times. We’ve missed you these last few years, my friend and brother. Your kindness and good works shall thy memorial be. God speed!

  • Jerry and Shirley Brown Posted April 25, 2020 9:23 AM

    So sorry for your loss! Love to all the Miller family.

  • Dianne Phillips Posted April 25, 2020 10:40 AM

    Bob, Brad. and John,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, and I send my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this time of deep and personal sadness.
    Please know that I care, and that you all are kept in my special thoughts, prayers, and wishes for strength and peace.
    Dianne Phillips

  • Bill and Peggy House Posted April 25, 2020 4:06 PM

    So sorry for your loss , our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tine of sorrow.

  • Bob and Karen Savage Posted April 25, 2020 6:08 PM

    To my sister and all the Millers, our love and prayers go out to you!

  • Johnny and Joy Rice Posted April 25, 2020 8:55 PM

    So many memories with everyone in this family. Seems there has always been a Miller in our lives. What a beautiful legacy Reed has left. Much love and prayers for all of you.

  • William Simmons Posted April 29, 2020 1:44 PM

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I never had the chance to meet Reed, but I have enjoyed working with NIBC as an agent, and I am glad to know that I work for a family-owned company that is successful and well thought of in the insurance industry. Reed left a legacy of good people running his company.

  • Phyllis Eubanks Posted April 30, 2020 6:39 AM

    So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time.

  • Danielle Blankenship Posted August 1, 2020 6:20 AM

    So sorry to hear of his passing. I have thought of him many times over the years as I have great memories with him and my grandfather, Charles Butler. My condolences to the family.

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