MAJ Michael D. Miller

MAJ Michael D. Miller was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 30, 1971. He passed in his home surrounded by family and friends on Friday, February 10, 2017.
Michael graduated with the Class of 1989 from Denison High School, where he is now a member of the Denison Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame. After graduation, he attended Texas A&M with an athletic scholarship. While attending A&M, in 1994, he was the National Champion for the Indoor 4 x 400 meter relay. He graduated from A&M in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
In 2001, Michael enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard. During his enlistment he served and led a variety of assignments and received numerous medals and awards, which include: 2 Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medal, 4 Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Texas Medal of Merit, Texas Adjutant General’s Individual Award, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals with service stars, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. In August 2016 Michael was promoted to Major.
While MAJ Miller loved his country and was dedicated to serving, he also enjoyed volunteering his time as a member of the Rodeo Express Committee where he made numerous friends. The two most important accomplishments to Michael were his two girls, Alyssa and Jailyn. He enjoyed being a father and always spent time with them. As a family they enjoyed their time together on the lake, boating and jet skiing. He was proud of each of their involvement in activities. He loved to watch Jailyn doing her gymnastics and also bragged about Alyssa’s accomplishments in volleyball and golf. Michael spent the last 14 months with his soul mate and wife, Sheena.
MAJ Miller is survived by his wife, Sheena, of Dickinson, his daughters Alyssa and Jailyn, his father Mike and mother Davine of McKinney, his sisters Jaime of LaPorte, Meredith and her husband Joe of Waco, his nieces and nephews Owen, Nicholas, Audrey, Eloise, Victoria, Thomas, Celeste, and Emi, his Nana Martha Bruton of Denison, his aunts Mary, Beverly, Tina, Lisa, and their spouses. MAJ Miller is also survived by numerous cousins and dear friends.
Services for MAJ Miller will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:00 am at Southway Community Church. Michael’s body will be laid to rest at the Houston National Cemetery as his life is celebrated with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, MAJ Michael and his family would be honored with donations made to Operation Finally Home or Camp Hope.


  1. I would like to express our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Mike Miller. As President of the Denison ISD Alumni Association and on behalf of the Association I would like to express the honor of getting to meet Mike and to have been a part of inducting him into the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame. Our community, the school district, and the alumni share a great sense of pride in helping to provide the foundation for his sports successes. These sports successes provided the strength, dedication, and determination that led to his military and personal life successes. Michael Miller will be remembered!

    Roger Shires
  2. Dear Miller and Bruton family,
    The Barnes family mourns with you at the loss of your beloved Michael. Please know that we lift up your family in prayer to receive comfort from the Great Comforter our Lord and Savior.
    Love to you, the Nora Barnes family, Nora, Tommy, Karen, Michael, Yvonne, LaJan, Debbie and family.

    LaJan Barnes
  3. Michael fought a valiant fight against the cancer that managed to take him from this earth way too early. He was a dedicated father and family man who will be missed by many. I’m sure that many will honor him Wednesday and again at Silver Taps in Aggieland.

    Kay McGuire
  4. Davine I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was such a handsome and accomplished young man. Parents should no have to bury their children and my heart hurts for you. You will be in my prayers and please try to take care of yourself as I know this has been a long hard fought battle. With love to you and your family.

    Nancy Norman
  5. I attended school with Mike, Davine and Tina in Paris as militsry brats. My heart aches for each of you and your families. I pray that in time your fond memories will replace the void in your lives. Thinking of you with love ❤️

    Barbara Roush Carlisle
  6. May we all join in the recognition and celebration of Michael’s life and his accomplishments. His time on earth seems much too short but his life and love of it inspires all of us beyond the time he was with us and he will continue to be a part of our own lives. My prayers to all his family and friends as we grieve his passing from this life to a much better one we all strive for. Vaya con Dios ! May we all be joined again.

    Lanny Youree
  7. Davine, we are so sorry for your loss. I know it has been a long and difficult time for you and your loved ones. Such a fine young man. I know you are so proud and will have so many wonderful memories. We pray for your peace.

    Mary Ann Gouge
  8. My condolences to Sheena, Alyssa, Jailyn, and all of MAJ Miller’s family.
    I met Mike when we were platoon leaders during Hurricane Katrina; we went to both Engineer Officer Basic Course and Engineer Captains Career Course together and I always enjoyed his company, friendship, and sarcasm.
    Michael loved to fish and play golf (badly) and loved talking about his family when he couldn’t be with them.
    I am terribly sorry to hear of his passing but I know he will be remembered fondly by everyone he met, and by his fellow Soldiers of the 36th Infantry Division and the Texas Army National Guard.

    CPT Gary W. Ward
  9. Over the years, I ran into Mike at various times while serving in the Guard; each time we talked, he always was positive, upbeat, and ready to accept whatever assignment was given to him. He was an outstanding Engineer Officer and a great Aggie. He will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sheena, Alyssa, Jailyn and the rest of Mike’s family.

    COL (Ret) Steven Solka

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