Lewis Paul Miller


Lewis Paul Miller, 82, of Gonzales, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2021, at his home surrounded by family.

Paul was born September 27, 1938 in Waurika, Oklahoma, the son of the late Harley and Eva Miller of Olton, Texas. Paul grew up in Olton where he went to school and worked on the family farm. The Miller Family grew cotton, corn, raised hogs, and owned Miller’s Cage Eggs.

Paul married Sarah Sue McIlroy on March 25, 1961. Paul joined the army shortly after their marriage and was called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis where he was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas. During this time they welcomed their first daughter, Paula.

After returning to the Texas Panhandle, Paul and Sarah welcomed their youngest daughter, Sharon, in 1966. After 25 years of working for Lamb County, Paul retired and he and Sarah moved to Gonzales, Texas in 2005, where he spent the remainder of his life.

Paul was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and, during his younger years, he enjoyed building and flying model airplanes.

If he wasn’t reading a Louis L’Amour book, he was watching a western on TV. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of his eye. Paul was a spiritual man and involved in many church activities. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife: Sarah Miller, of Gonzales; brother: Frank (LouAnn) Miller of Marble Falls; children: Paula (Jeff) Burress of Lampasas, and Sharon Barta of Gonzales; grandchildren: Chance (Meagan) Randolph of New Braunfels, Dusty Barta of Gonzales, Codie (Lance) Tucker of Lampasas, and Tristan Barta of Gonzales; great-grandchildren: Wyatt and Dallie Mae Tucker, Fallon Barta, and Kace Randolph; extended grandchildren: Kayla (Jason, Piper, Parker) Otto of Hondo, Sammy (Todd, Carter, Seth) Ulrich of Fort Worth, and Carly Barta of Gonzales.

Mr. Miller is preceded in death by his brother: J.C. Miller.

Pallbearers include Chance Randolph, Dusty Barta, Lance Tucker, Tristan Barta, Jeff Burress, and Lorne Dale Barta. Honorary pallbearers include Doc Mason, Steve Hallinger, Lloyd Holden, and Max Barta.

Visitation will be at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Memorial Heights Baptist Church on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 10 a.m. Graveside services to follow at Barta Cemetery.

Donations can be made to Grace Christian Academy in Gonzales.