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William Earl Miller, 78
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William Earl Miller, 78, of Rock Island died Thursday, Jan. 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville.
He was born Aug. 24, 1937 in Warren County and was a retired employee of A.O. Smith and a member of Berea Church of Christ. Mr. Miller was preceded in death by parents, Bertle and Lena Mai Rutledge Miller.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Frances Deloris Miller; children, Bruce Alan Miller and Kimberly Danielle (Mark) Swenson; grandchildren, Hunter and Tucker Swenson and Abby and Cody Miller; sisters, Bettye Patton, Brenda Mitchell, and Diana (Murl) George; and a brother, Larry (Becky) Miller. Several nieces, nephews, family and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Richard Bowman will officiate. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery. The Miller family will receive friends Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.