Matthew Taylor Miller

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Senior Airman (SrA), Matthew Taylor Miller, 22, of China Spring, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 in The Florida Mountains in Deming, NM.

Service Information: Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 17, at Lake Shore Funeral Home. Due to current COVID-19 mandates, limited seating will be available. For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed Click Here to View the Live Stream. Burial will follow the service in Moore Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, at the funeral home.

Matthew was born September 9, 1998 in Clifton, Texas. After graduating from China Spring High School, he entered the United States Air Force in February of 2018. He was a vehicle operator in the Air Force and was active duty at the time of his passing. There are many great things you can say about Matthew but he is most remembered for his fun and adventurous personality. He loved woodworking, building things, being outdoors and tinkering with his truck. Matthew was a reliable person who was always there for his family and friends when they needed him. He loved his family, friends and adored the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Megan who he married December 23, 2018 in Clifton. Matthew was a hardworking young man who was compassionate about life. He will be missed and loved by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James “Jay” Argabright.

He is survived by his wife, Megan Miller of China Spring; father, Joseph Miller of Waco; mother, Angela Price and husband, Jason of Paris, AR;in-laws, Johnnie and Regina Day of China Spring; siblings, Erica Tripp (Jerry Don, Jonathan, Philip, Aaron, Sean) of Delaware, AR; Elizabeth Collins (Chad, Hayden, Hadley) of Russellville, AR; Joshua Miller of Russellville, AR; Rachel Douglas (Paul, Carson, Abigail) of Edna, KS; Jessica Mendiola (JamesLee, Aiden, La’Ana, Kambrielle) of Mount Vernon, WA; Christopher Miller of Saint Anthony, ID; Andrew Miller (Sara) of Saint Anthony, ID; Makayla Meador of Stephenville; grandmother, Wanda Argabright of Clifton; grandparents, Roger and Janice Coon of Smithville; sisters-in-law, Mallory and Maddie Day of China Spring; and his beloved dogs, Bonnie and Rufus. Thoughts and memories may be shared at www.LakeShoreFH.com.

 

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. He was a great person to get to know he will be missed

  2. Mr. Brian K. Palmer

    To Matthew’s Parents;
    Loss of your child, burying them before you are laid to rest even, is just not the way any of us pray to God the Father when we do. I did not and do not know your son. But, I do share my heartfelt condolences with you as you grieve his, untimely, passing. May the good LORD God provide you, all comfort, peace that surpasses your own understanding.

    To Matthew’s Wife/Megan;
    I am married. Like you, I love my beloved spouse more than anything, second, only to God the Father. You, more than likely, are beside yourself seeking anything of comfort, while seeking, also strength to carry on past the passing of the one you will, forever, be united with from, “I, Do!”, til long after forevermore. My heart goes out to help you with the brokenness in yours. I am so sorry for your loss. May you seek the LORD for everything only He has to help you from where you surely are through and past this til you are reunited with Matthew one day. But, Megan, not yet. You do not know me. But, please listen as I know God has more for you to be apart of and do, this side of eternity before that day. My prayers lift, from my tippy-toes to the feet of God, on your behalf. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

    To Family/Friends;
    Please use this loss as an opportunity to draw closer to One Who gives and takes away life (Job 1;21) – God

    A friend of a friend of Matthew / Matthew Cunningham
    Pastor Brian “BigB” Palmer

  3. Very sorry for your loss. Matthew was a great student. I was privileged to have had him both his Freshman and Senior year of High School. I am also grateful for his service to our country.
    Mrs. Perry

  4. Daia Nichole ketchum

    You were a big brother to me . 💙my brother was your groomsmen in your wedding. This hit me hard I haven’t seen you since I was 12, but you always was there for me . I love you mattyB💙💙 (I grew up calling u mattyb cuz u hated it)😭

  5. Suzanne Frazier

    Megan, I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Matthew. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  7. Gina cunningham

    Sending prayers hugs & love keeping the family & friends in my thoughts & prayers may god comfort you in your time of the loss of your Airman Matthew Taylor Miller much love & god bless

  8. Mr. and Mrs. Roy A Jimenez, SMSgt USAF (Retired)

    Our heartfelt condolences go out to the wife, family and friends of Matthew. We just met Matthew a few weeks ago and even though we only had the honor of meeting with him for about an hour, he left such a great impression on my wife and I that we still feel to this day. He was very respectful, happy, and full of life. He loving spoke of his wife, dogs, and was proud of the work he had recently done on the front end of his truck. He was happy with the Air Force and possible making it career. Being he and his wife are friends of our daughter and future son-in-law, we were looking forward to getting to know him. Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. So sorry for his passing! I had a pretty good idea of the level of your mutual commitment when you were in my 384 class. I know he was a great protector of our country, and how proud you were of him. We will keep you and your families in our prayers.

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