Rodney Dean Miller was born on June 3,1952 in Omaha, Nebraska to Leonard & Glendora (Headley) Miller. Rod grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and attended Benson High School. After high school Rod joined the Army in 1969 and served for 3 years. He served during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Germany as a Communications Specialist. He attended Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas where he received an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Art. Then Rod began working for The United States Post Office as a Parcel Clerk where, he worked for 15 years. Rod retired early from the Post Office and then went to work for Weber Flooring where he has worked for the last 24 years.
Rod married Rebecca Murphy in 1977 in Overland Park, Kansas. They were happily married for 44 years. Rod was a devoted husband, father, and an amazing PaPa to his grandkids. He enjoyed listening to music, attending concerts, writing poetry and cooking in the kitchen with Rebecca. Rod was an avid reader and a wonderful artist.
Rodney Dean Miller, 68, passed away on March 10, 2021 at his home in Lenexa, Kansas. Rod was preceded in death by his father, Leonard Miller; his mother, Glendora Miller; and his sister, Becky Miller.
Rod is survived by his wife, Rebecca Miller of Lenexa, Kansas; his daughter, Jessica Miller of Overland Park, Kansas; his son, Jackson (Erica) Miller of Olathe, Kansas; his niece, Jordan (Adams) Ndogo; his grandchildren, Marlee Miller, Keegin Jewell, Finley Jewell, Claire Winters, Logan Miller, and Amari Ndogo; and his sister, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
I’ll be in the rain
You’ll catch the drops on your tongue
Me, You, Universe
We would like to thank all the talented musicians that supported Rod and our family in this most difficult time. We want to personally thank; Joel McNulty, John Sanders, David Williamson, Jeff Limer and Aaron Lucero who showcased their talent while giving our Papa the most amazing concerts to relax and enjoy the true moments of living life to its fullest!
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Phoenix Home Health & Hospice, all of Rod’s Care Team at KU Medical Center, Thatcher’s Funeral Home and Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to The Rod Miller vs Cancer GoFundMe (gf.me/u/zgxgrp).
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