Thomas Eugene Miller returned to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Funeral services are set for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012 at First United Methodist Church in Bryan. Interment will follow later that afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Restever Memorial Park in Bryan. No visitation is scheduled. Tom, born on January 4, 1929 in Bryan, Texas, was the son of Eugene Adam Miller and Ella Lucile (Schroeder) Miller. A lifelong bachelor, he is survived by his sister, Helen Lucile Sample of Beaumont, TX, his sister Eugenia Ann Hunt, and brother-in-law Hubert Hunt of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, his nieces Helen Sample and Ann Hunt, his nephews Ernest Sample, Jr., Donald Sample, John Hunt, Paul Hunt, and a large group of extended family and friends. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Bryan, TX, the Upper Room Sunday School Class, and sang in the choir. Tom graduated high school from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan. Following high school, he was awarded numerous undergraduate and graduate degrees and was a graduate of Texas A&M University (B.S., B.A., M.A.), the University of Texas (M.A.), and the University of Texas, School of Law (J.D.). He also performed post-graduate work at the University of Houston and the University of California. Tom worked as an editor for Bancroft-Whitney, living in San Francisco, California from 1966-1992, and was the author of numerous legal publications. Additionally, he was the author of Home from 7-North: A Psychological Journey, under the pseudonym, Millard Thomas. In 1992, he retired and returned to his hometown of Bryan, Texas, living there until 2007. During his time in Bryan he was a devoted Aggie football fan and season ticket holder. An avid world traveler, Tom traveled extensively to Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Always active in community, national, and world affairs, Tom served as an active member of many clubs and associations including the Democratic National Committee, the Celebrate Bryan Committee, Chairman of the Bryan Medical Heritage Committee, the American Bar Association, the World Literary Association, the United Writers Association, the India National Trust for Historical Preservation, the Texas Bar Association and the University of Texas School of Law, Non-practicing Alumni Advisory Council, the Texas A&M University Club and the Rotary Club of Bryan, Texas. In recent years, he resided in Beaumont, Texas with his sister and niece. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Bryan, Texas.
My sympathies to Aunt Eugenia Ann and Mama on the death of their beloved baby brother. Uncle Tommy was a wonderful man and I know you will both miss him a lot. My comfort comes from knowing he is now reunited with Mommo and Poppo.