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GERALD L. "JERRY" MILLER of Hewitt, TX died De-cember 13, 2017 at the age of 81. He worked as a licensed funeral director at W. Y. Goff Funeral Home in Commerce; Franklin-Bartley Funeral Home in Lubbock; and Hampton-Vaughan Funeral Home in Wichita Falls from 1954 to 1963. He served as a sales representative for Pierce Chemical/Royal Bond for part of Texas from1997 to 2000 and from 2001 to 2008 was a sales representative for The Dodge Company, Inc.
A 1958 graduate of the Dallas Institute–Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science, he served as instructor from 1963 to1967. He also served as dean at Commonwealth College of Sciences from 1963-1967; president of The Bryman School in Houston from 1970-1971; vice president of Professional Training Schools and Pierce Mortuary Colleges from 1971-1987. From 1987 to 1997 he served as president of Pierce Mortuary Colleges and was a trustee of Pierce Mortuary Colleges and director of Professional Training Schools and Pierce Chemical/Royal Bond.
He was a member of the Phi Sigma Eta Mortuary Fraternity; board of trustee and member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association; selected as Funeral Supply Salesman of the Year in 1988 by the Kansas Funeral Directors Association; South Central Texas Funeral Directors Association Salesman of the Year in 1999; named Funeral Supplier of the Year in 2000 by the TFDA; and Certificate of Special Recognition from the Texas Funeral Service Commission in 1997.