Cecil Lloyd Miller Jr.

Graveside services for Cecil Lloyd Miller Jr., 64, Topeka, will be 2 pm, Tuesday, February 9th, 2016, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. He died Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, KS.

Cecil was born February 1st, 1952 in Lawrence Kansas the son of Cecil Lloyd Sr. and Sarah Valentine Faler. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1970. Cecil was a computer programmer most of his life. Working at many different companies over the years; lastly being the Kansas Department of Corrections where he retired in 2014. Before becoming a programmer he worked for the Lawrence Paper Company, Gibson’s, and Simmon’s Guns.

Cecil will be remembered for his hearty laugh and for the expected event of him spontaneously singing a favorite country western ballad without an ounce of tepidness to quell his booming voice. He was an avid sportsman and firearm enthusiast. Cecil could always be expected as a vendor at local gun shows and always came with his headband magnifier so that he could carefully examine items that piqued his interest and to provide careful assessments for those who asked it of him. Cecil also loved to read and could often be found on his recliner enjoying books of the military thriller or western adventure categories. Cecil instilled both his love of reading and singing to his daughters and it will be one of his many lasting legacies.

Cecil married Annie Olano on June 18th, 2005 she survives of the home. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Angelo, parents, and siblings Amerette and Beverly. Survivors include two daughters, Jenny Ikenberry of Lawrence and Julie Rodgers of Olathe; three sisters Brenda Bissey, Carole Cassity, and Cathy Wales all of Lawrence; and three grandchildren Ezra Ikenberry, Scarlett Rodgers, and Nora Rodgers.

A visitation will take place on Monday, February 8th, 2016 from 6-7 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Midland Hospice House, sent in care of the funeral home.