George Robert Miller

George Robert Miller, 95, of Orrick, Mo., passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his home in Orrick.

George was born on September 22, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio. He lived in Ohio until he moved to Orrick 54 years ago. George was united in marriage to Betty Jean Loyd of Orrick on September 30, 1944. She preceded him in death on April 22, 2002. George served his country in the United States Navy during W.W.II. He was employed as a superintendent with J.E. Dunn Construction Company in Kansas City and supervised over concrete construction. He retired from J.E. Dunn in 1982 after 30 years. He was a union member for 60 years.

George loved all sports and he especially liked the Kansas City Royals. He also enjoyed going to dog races and visiting the casinos.

George was preceded in death by his wife, and his daughter, Carol Ann Van Slyke on November 2, 2006.

Survivors include his son, James Michael Miller of Orrick, Mo.; grandsons, Paul Miller (Caty) of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Michael Van Slyke (Christie) of Trussville, Ala.; granddaughter, Stephanie Metcalf (Michael) Simpsonville, N.C.; great grandchildren, Morgan and Ashley of Simpsonville, S.C., Sophie and Alyson of Trussville, Ala., Libby, Cory and Trenton Mathews- Miller of Excelsior Springs, Mo.; and nephew, Jimmy Coons (Sharon) of Louisville, Ky.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at South Point Cemetery near Orrick with Brother Ray Mathews officiating. George requested no visitation.