On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Kenneth Richard “Dick” Miller, a faithful servant of the Lord, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Born Nov. 10, 1945, to Kenny and Ila Miller in Coshocton, Ohio, he attended Kent State University for two years and acquired a degree in engineering from a technical college in Chicago. He graduated from Indiana Baptist College in 1974. He pastored in Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and recently celebrated 25 years as pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Billings.
He married Candace L. Baxter June 25, 1966. They have three daughters. In 1985, they moved to Rapid City, S.D., to work with the Pioneer Bible Institute and Baptist International Missions. For three years they traveled as representatives of the college. They came to Billings in 1988.
Over the years, in addition to his work as a pastor, he was also actively involved in the homeschool community, in nursing home ministry, jail and prison ministry as well as personal involvement in various political campaigns, groups and issues, including managing the Big Sky Legislative Alerts website.
He loved to spend time with his 10 grandchildren and was always up for an impromptu drive exploring Montana. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He threw himself wholeheartedly into the interests and activities of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years Candace L. Miller; his daughters Rachel Miller (Billings), Jessica Kelly (Billings) and Esther Darling (Belgrade); two sons-in-law Casey Kelly and Jeff Darling; his two brothers Ron (Linda) Miller and Tom (Pat) Miller. both of Coshocton, Ohio. He is loved by his 10 grandchildren and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, his nephew Christopher Miller, and two brothers-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, at Grace Baptist Church, 3616 Broadwater Ave, Billings. Interment will be at Terrace Gardens. Reception will follow at Grace Baptist Church. Viewing with family and friends will be held Tuesday, April 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel, 304 34th St. W.
In lieu of flowers, a love offering to help with medical and other expenses would be greatly appreciate and can be given through Grace Baptist Church.