Jackie Lee Miller was born Oct. 8, 1952 in Readland, AR to O.C. “Rick” and Lela Crook Miller. Jackie passed away Aug. 10, 2022.
Jackie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sherryl (Guthrie) Miller, three children, Steve (Denise), Les, Rhonda (Matt Wooldridge), all of Lonoke and a grand-daughter he raised as a daughter, Kayla Miller. He and Sherryl were also helping to raise two of their great-grandchildren, Aiden Miller and Shon Roberts. He is survived by 6 grandchildren and 11 great grand-children. He is also survived by two brothers, Charles “Buster” Miller of Texas and Johnny Miller of LA; sisters, Barbara O’Fallon of LA, Helen Hert of WA, Linda (Kenny) Clark of LA, Ann Ashley of LA, Peggy (James) Bowlin of LA, and Donna Miller of MO, and a brother-in-law Cary Stokes also of LA. We also want to acknowledge Antony Roberts who was with Jackie the last two months helping to make his life as comfortable as possible. Jackie ran him ragged, ringing that bell every 30 minutes wanting to be moved from living room to kitchen, then 30 minutes later ringing the bell to be moved back to the living room.
Jackie loved to play his guitar and sing. That is something the family will always remember, the get-togethers and the family sing-alongs. He also enjoyed pistol shooting, and entered several combat shooting contest. He won 3rd place in the Indoor US Nationals back in 1981. He did side-line work on pistols/guns at Broadway Arms for several years in between Cotton Ginning season, his real job. He started working in cotton gins at Lake Providence, LA, moved to Sunflower, MS to operate a gin and moved to Lonoke in 1977 to become the manager of Pettus Cotton Gin, a position he held for 35 years. While in Mississippi Jackie went to college and received his Industrial Electrician’s license. While there he helped write a text book on repairing cotton gins. He was known all over the south for his knowledge of “mixing busted gins”.
Jackie also loved to ride motorcycles. He and his friends rode all over the United States. His best memories were riding with Sherryl and her cousins Carlotta and Robin Ashley. They saw so much country and made many memories. THOSE were Jackie ‘s Favorite memories.
A memorial service has been planned for August 20th at 1 p.m. at the Lonoke County Museum, 215 SE Front St. at Lonoke, AR.
Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service & Crematory, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. James’ online guestbook is available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com
Rest in peace Dad
Kevin enjoyed many times playing guitar with your dad. He has many memories. I knew him from the bank always with his little dog in the truck with him which didn’t like our dog treats. Your dad was always so sweet and always smiling. My heart hurts for you and your family. Rest in peace and love Jackie ❤️❤️
Thanks Heather for the prayers and sharing your memories of dad
Rest in peace you were a awesome father in love you will be greatly missed I know you are in heaven playing your guitar much love
Baby brother that I love and will miss.Thanks for all you helped me through.
Jackie Lee, this is Jackie Dee. I am so bereft, losing my best friend. And Michael even more so. There is and never has been anyone as competent, kind, and helpful as you. If it needed done, you did it. If it needed said, you said it. And if someone needed to say “shut up.” you dd that too. Yes, you were a sharp shooter, but more importantly, you were a straight shooter.
You are a deeply loved man.
To a brother whom I loved very dearly, you will be missed, but never forgotten. He will always be in my heart. I have a lot of good memories of him. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Love y’all!
Rest in Peace Dad you will be truly missed and deeply love forever
Jackie you were one of smartest generous men ive ever known i looked up to you like you were my Dad you were loved and will be greatly missed !
Rest in peace and love….. So glad i got to be apart of your family and yall became a big part of my life. My son Drew admired and loved you so much. You were a wonderful father n law and grandfather and you will be missed so very much. None of this seems real. Im just so glad that i got to sit and visit with you not knowing it would be the last time for one of our chats.. God bless we love you and will truly miss you.
Rest in Peace Dad you will be highly missed and you are greatly loved by many I dearly miss you can’t wait to see you someday
I WILL MISS OUR CONVERSATIONS AND YOUR ENERTAINING SONGS TO ME! YOU WERE FUNNY, SILLY, HONEST AND TRUE! I LOVED TO WATCH YOUR QUICK DRAW AND LISTEN TO YOUR STORIESTHEY ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH. I AM SURE HEAVEN WILL LOVE YOUR STORIES TOO.MAKE IT ANOTHER GOOD RIDING TRIP.. LOVE YOU
We are going to miss our “elderly checks” every so often. He will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
TO Ms Sheryl, Rhonda, Matt, Les and Steve, I am beyond words, Mr Jackie was a GREAT man, I loved his ability to make people laugh and at how much he truly loved his family. I am so sorry for your loss if you need anything please do not hesitate to call . Love ya’ll Teresa
I enjoyed sitting at the kitchen table listening to your stories. You taught me a lot of things and gave me memories I’ll cherish for a lifetime. You taught me how to play cards, you gave me my first ride on a motorcycle, you helped me and gave me words of wisdom when I needed it. You were a great man, with a good heart, I was blessed to have you in my life. You’re missed and loved Papa Jackie. Forever and always.