EUNICE~It is with the heaviest of hearts and great sadness that the family of Robert H. "Bobby" Miller announces his passing on Friday, January 18, 2019 at The Road Home Therapy Center in Church Point with his loving family by his side. He was 88. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal will follow in the Miller Cemetery with Father Henry Broussard Celebrant.
Robert, known to many as "Bobby" proudly served his country in the United States Navy Reserves as a diesel mechanic. He was a retired rice, soybean and crawfish farmer, avid hunter who served as president of the Atchafalaya Basin Association Hunting Club. He served on the Louisiana and United States Rice Producer's Legislative Group (The USA Rice Farmers), Louisiana Rice Research Board, St. Landry Farm Bureau Board, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Rice Advisory Committee as chairman and vice chairman, and two terms on the St. Landry Parish Police Jury. His actions demonstrated his commitment to serving his community and family. But most of all he loved his family. Bobby’s larger than life personality attracted all who knew and loved him; and was evident in the endearing name given to him by his grandchildren, “Boss Hog”. The Annual Miller Family Good Friday Fish Fry and Crawfish Boil was legendary around Eunice and beyond, and much anticipated each year by family and friends.
He is survived by his five children, Robert H. Robby Miller, Jr. of Eunice, Jeanie Miller Robinson of West Monroe, Matt Miller and wife, Debbie of Eunice, Mary Miller Hebert and husband, Jeffery of Baton Rouge and Monica Miller Salopek and husband, Steve of Lafayette; his four siblings Dr. A.C. Miller and Theresa Miller Seale both of Eunice, Beverly Miller Longman and husband, Douglas of Maurice and Harris James Miller of Cody, Wyoming. He was blessed with twelve grandchildren, Rob, Mark, Mitch, and April Miller, Rod and Ryan Robinson, Benjie and Andre Miller, Jeff Hebert, Stephen, Claire, and Sophie Salopek and further blessed with eight great grandchildren, Syrus, Jackson and Gunner Miller, Bricen, Reid and Graham Robinson, Slade Miller and A. J. Hebert. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
He now rests in heaven with his beloved wife of fifty nine years, Norma Jean McManus Miller; his parents, Alexandre and Ola Young Miller and a brother, Joseph G. Miller.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Monday, January 21st from 3:00pm until 9:00 pm and again on Tuesday, January 22nd from 7:00 am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Monday.
The family would like to express great appreciation for the love, care and thoughtfulness given to their father, Eunice Community Medical Center, LGMC Pulmonary Care Unit, The Road Home Therapy Center in Church Point. Sincere thanks to Dannell Trumps and Elizabeth Benton. A special thanks to his son-in-law, Dr. Stephen Salopek.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements
Robby, Jeanie, Matt & All;
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. It was great growing-up with you and knowing your Folks. Good people, good times, fond memories.
Best to You All,
Bob DeRosierMooresville, NC
I was sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. I served with him on the Farm Bureau rice advisory committee when we were both a lot younger. It was no secret that he spoke his mind. But it was always toward the betterment of Farm Bureau and Louisiana rice farmers. Both he and Norma Jean were dedicated Farm Bureau volunteers. Along with their other interests, they are a large part of La. Farm Bureau's history and will be missed.
Donald BerkenWelsh, LA
Ave Atque Vale, Robert H. "Bobby" Miller - my old friend and nemesis who is now holding court in the coffee room of Heaven.
Robert P. "Bob" LeeEunice, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Bobby. May your many happy memories sustain you and God’s love comfort you.
Ed and Debby GraulEunice, LA
Sincere condolences. May God bless you all at this time and in the days to come. May he Rest in Peace.
John R Young, Family and StaffEunice, LA
I will always treasure how I spent more time in their kitchen until 3am than I did visiting my cousin. Thankfully, I was able to spend time with him and that kitchen on my last trip. I will always treasure those memories.
Laurie SalopekAmbridge, PA
So sorry for your loss Beverly. Bobby was such an outgoing person. Bet he and Norma are having a great time! Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
My wife Susie and I pray that Family and friends of Bobby are comforted god at peace from our LORD in this time of mourning and remembrance! GOD bless You All!! ❤️😃✝️☝🏻
Butch FontenotLoretto, TN
My prayers are with all of you and I know they are all together now dancing to some good cajun music.
Donald LedouxNorth Fort Myers, FL
My condolences to the Miller family, sorry for your loss Jeannie. May Eternal Rest be Granted to him and Perpetual Light Shine Upon him. Rest in Peace with Mrs. Norma Jean.
John SiffertSugar Land, TX
April and family--In the short time I short time I got to know you at NALA last summer, you shared your family history and this man was a cornerstone. Joy in those memories and sorrow in the loss of his Earthly presence. Peace to you sweet girl . .
So sorry for yalls lose. Loved mr. Bobby. RIP MY DEAR FRIEND. PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY. LOVE YALL.
Jack and carla LedouxHaynesville SO, LA
To Jeannie and the rest of the Miller family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace .
Joan A. CotnerEunice, LA