Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7 at Terpening & Son Mortuary Chapel for Douglas Dale Miller of Artesia.
Mr. Miller, 46, passed away on October 4, 2017 at his home in Artesia, New Mexico.
Tim Arlett will officiate at the service. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.
Douglas was born on December 21, 1970 in Fairmont, West Virginia; the son of Patricia Miller.
Douglas Dale Miller was so proud of a niece that had the same birthday as he except 38 years later. Her name is Paige Van Bibber. Douglas was stationed in Germany for 3 years. He loved to go to the Mannheim and go to see the castles while there. Douglas and Lori Schafer were married for nearly 13 years. Out of that marriage he had two beautiful children, twin daughter Haylee Dawn and twin son Hayden Douglas. On June 11, 2010 Douglas married Melissa Bliss who was a single mother of one son Austin Bliss. The two had one son together Seth Nicholas Miller who is very special along with Austin Bliss. He loved his twins and these two boys. He also has a son William Tice who lives in New York with his mother whom Douglas hasn't seen since he was 2 years old but had recently been speaking with him on the phone.
In 1972 Douglas's mother married Mark A. Van Bibber from Kentucky. In 1976 they moved to Artesia and in 1977 Mark adopted Douglas. In 1982 Patricia went into the Army and her brother Marvin E. Miller Jr. and Doreene Helms Miller adopted Douglas. Douglas was always in his natural mother's life and moved to Ohio to be with her in 2001. Then in 2003 he moved back to Artesia with her. He worked with several oil field companies for 11 years. He worked at Walmart for a little over 2 years when he was called back into the oil field in January 2017. He lived with his mother and step-father Jesse Hernandez up until his passing. Through his life he had several girlfriends but there is two that are very special to Patricia and Jesse and that is Donna Adams of Artesia and Cathy Corbett of Rio Rancho.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Elizabeth Lee Miller and a cousin Elizabeth Nichole Edwards.
Survivors include his mother Patricia Hernandez of the family home; adopted parents Marvin E. Miller Jr. and Doreen Miller of Fairmont, WV; twins Haylee Dawn Miller and Hayden Douglas Miller of Fairmont, WV; sons William George Tice of Govenor, NY, Seth Nicholas Miller-Bliss of Cottonwood, NM and Austin Bliss of Artesia, NM; brothers Christopher Michael Van Bibber of Ashland, KY, Marvin E. Miller III and Frederick Blaine Miller of Fairmont, WV; and grandfather Marvin E. Miller of Fairmont, WV.
I didn't know him but I wish that I did. I have talked to him a couple times but he passed then i started to talk to his mom and i like to.and i would like to say to my dad iI love you.
William TiceGouverneur, NY
Our prayers go out to all of you. Think of all the good times we all had with him. Do not dwell on the bad. He is in the arms of Our Lord now and is no longer in pain...
Fly High Doug,
Love tour Aunt Karoll and Uncle Steve
Karoll & Steve DanishStar City, WV
Doug, you were my guardian angel in school cause there was many times I wanted to end it all..but you talked me through it and when I found you on Facebook, I was so happy..I will never forget the conversations we had via phone a few years back. Im sorry we never said goodbye on this side, I will see you again. I love you..Rest easy my sweet friend
Jennifer K ShaverFairmont, WV
Patricia, I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved son. I know you know he is in a better place with no more pain & suffering, but even so his absence will not be easy.
While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon.
We are so sorry for this terrible loss. You and Dougie are in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. May your beautiful memories sustain and bring comfort to you during this difficult season.
Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our prayers are with you during this time.
May your memories of Doug and the love of your family surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead
Take care of yourself,
So sorry about Doug 's illness and recent passing . He was such a nice young man . Our world is at a loss without a person like Doug .
Veronica Franks McQuainFairmont, WV
Prayers for his family. Rest in peace Doug. High and Mighty with the Class of 90.
Tammy Reger SixFairmont, WV
We are gonna miss you Doug! Give Nanny and Niki a BIG hug for me. Until we see each other again take care cuz, please watch over everyone. ((((( Hugs )))))
Tina DillowOlin, NC
I love and miss u every minute of every day. I am so blessed to of been able to see u and say goodbye one last time before u left this earth. U will be greatly missed. U touched so many lives. RIP Doug, I Love U!
Cathy CorbettRio Rancho, NM