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Richard Michael Miller SR.

June 13, 1957 ~ October 18, 2021 (age 64)

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Richard Michael Miller Sr.

 

June 13, 1957 - October 18, 2021

 

Our Dad, Richard Michael Miller Sr., was born to Lawrence and Frances Miller on June 13, 1957 in Hollywood, Florida. The family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada when Rick was a toddler where he grew up with his two older brothers, Jim and Lawrence. He emulated his brothers and wanted to be just like them. He loved to tell stories of their childhood and always titled them, “The Three Little Boys Stories.”

 

Rick attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School and Clark High School in Las Vegas. Soon afterward he followed in his family’s footsteps by working in the gaming industry for many years. He spent time at the Horseshoe, the Riviera, the Aladdin, and the Sahara hotels.

 

He married Cindy Drake on July 19, 1984. They had five children together, 2 boys and 3 girls; Jared, Ricky, Lindsay, Katie, and Brianna. They moved to Kingman, Arizona in 1998 and raised their family there. Rick and Cindy were married for 24 years. Rick adored her and they remained friends until the very end.

 

He enjoyed working in his yard and you could always find him at the golf course. He was a sports fanatic. He loved coaching his son in Little League, teaching his girls to golf, and yelling at the TV when his Miami Dolphins were playing. Rick was a social butterfly and never knew a stranger. He enjoyed making up song lyrics, dancing, brushing his hair and embarrassing the life out of his kids. He also had a nickname for everyone that was close to him. He lovingly referred to his wife, Cindy, as “Poopie” and his kids were: Big Herman, Lindsa-Roonie, Kater-Potater, and Breezy Doo.

 

Rick struggled with multiple health issues and most recently moved to Elko, Nevada to be closer to his youngest daughter, Brianna. He loved telling stories, playing cards, gambling a little and getting to know his grandchildren.

 

Rick is preceded in death by both of his parents; Larry and Frannie, his brothers; Jim and Lawrence, and his son; Jared, who passed as an infant.

 

He is survived by his four children; son, Richard Miller Jr. (Ricky) of Greeley, Colorado; daughter, Lindsay Lookingbill and her husband, Sean, of Panhandle, Texas; daughter, Katie Goeckeritz, and her husband Jed, of Highland, Utah; daughter, Brianna Miller of Elko, Nevada and his four grandchildren: Hayes, Aubree, Sage, and Nash.

 

A Celebration of Life is planned for Rick in early 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

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