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Mack Gentry Miller, 95

Mack Gentry Miller, 95ݣears old, passed to heaven on Nov. 24, 2013 at Heart of the Ozarks Health Care Center in Ava, Mo., with his family by his side.

Mack was born March 9, 1918 in Bryant, Mo., to John Lock and Rebecca Ellen (Hall) Miller.

On May 16, 1942, Mack and Rena Mae Hampton were united in marriage and to this union three children were born.

Mack was a veteran and served in the Army Infantry and later transferred to the Air Force where he served in World War II.  After the war, Mack and Rena Mae moved to Washington state to work. He made his living working in carpentry and masonary.

After retiring, he enjoyed making wood crafts, camping and playing his mandolin and harmonica for church, family and friends.

Mack was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 58 years, Rena Mae; two brothers, Melvin and George Miller; one sister, Rozella McCullough; one grandson, Kraig Wayne Davis; and a great-great-granddaughter, Alya Grace Barcus.

Mack is survived by two daughters and their spouses, Barbara and Jack Breshears, Linda and Bob McCleary; one son and wife, Robert ”Bob” and Susie Miller; 14 grandchildren, Preston and Lisa Breshears, Kevan and Karen Davis, Delayna and Terry Dry, Teresa and Dwayne Nash, Roben  Miller and Darrell, Sam and Deanna Miller, April and Kevan Hetland, Michelle and Rob Vestal, Gary and Jessi Buckner Jr., Allen and Joyce McCleary, Jackie and Dusti McCleary, Barbara and Andy Williams, Carol Johnson, Billie Gail McCleary and Jake; 40 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Violet and Hugh Morris, and Nora Hunsaker and Lee; one sister-in-law, Reva and Russel Brott; two special caretakers, Debbie and Carol; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mack were Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 9 a.m. at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo., with burial at Dyer Cemetery with military honors by Douglas County American Legion Post 112. Visitation was Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m.  Memorials may be made to Dyer Cemetery, Three Rivers Hospice or donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral