Richard Crum Miller, accomplished expert Ham Radio Operator, traveler, sports enthusiast and prankster Born in 1945, passed away at 75 on Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 in Arvada CO.
Richard loved to cook and made it a point to let you know his cooking was the best in town. He took pride in BBQ and smoking anything he could and could possibly even make boot leather taste great. He took special pride in using food to set up a great joke, like hiding a normal hot dog in the micro wave, then showing his Sis how he could micro wave a mini dog and it Popped into a full size dog; Sorry Aunt Mel, it was funny! Or the time he and his brother Ron turned on the kitchen sink to overfill the kitchen to make a water slide, boy, glad that was not me when Poppa Ralph got home, hurts just thinking about that one!
He loved his mom Kate(deceased) and respected his father Ralph (deceased). He truly missed is Sis Sue (deceased) a character in her own right and still enjoyed a great relationship with his surviving brother Ron and two sisters Mel and Wanda over the past few years and rekindled great memories and spoke frequently. He is also Survived by his son's Roger Miller, Kenny Miller, Brian Miller and step-son's Michael Pierce, Ronald Pierce and Scott Miller.
After a few tactical errors, he married Rita Ann Mack in 1990, a engineer at Rocky Flats, almost 30 years ago, with whom they enjoyed great memories. He enjoyed fishing, having a quality hammer, loved nature, and to just make you laugh (see old guy joke book, volume 1).
He had a life-long love affair with Ham Radio's, a skill learned from his father who was also a very accomplished Ham (hope grandpa gets that one...).
He loved to use his oversized “old man” remote control, which thankfully survived Hurricane Katrina, to flip between watching The News, Politics and anything on The Sports Channel. He was a pioneer for technology for his age and enjoyed knowing how electronics worked, often repairing all his own equipment and nearly even mastered the cell phone.
He took extreme pride in his military service during Vietnam, starting with his father and uncles heritage during WWII that extended through his sons and grandson. He also enjoyed his 10 grand children and dearly wanted to spend more time with them all.
Richard took fashion cues from no one. His signature every day look was all his: a plain T-shirt designed by the fashion house Fruit of the Loom with a denim or plaid over shirt, his black-label brown slacks worn above the navel and sold exclusively at the Wal Mart with a ball cap with a truckers emblem, littered his wardrobe. He was one of a kind!