From submitted reports
Joseph Miller, 11, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Bryan County.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Brown’s Funeral Service in Durant.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brown’s Chapel in Atoka with Nathan Scott officiating. Burial will be at Coal Creek Cemetery in Atoka County.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service of Durant.
Born May 29, 2001, in McAlester, he was the son of Salina and Clifford Miller. He attended Durant Intermediate School and he planned on playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team.
He enjoyed being outdoors with his animals, horses, playing basketball, riding his skateboard and playing with his sisters.
Survivors include his mother, Salina Miller and husband, Eugene, of Durant; sisters, Leigh Homer, Elyzabeth Miller and Madison Miller, all of Durant.
Also, grandmother, Joyce Fults, of McAlester; grandfather, Jerry Fults, of Durant; grandfather, Leroy Miller, of Indianola; father, Clifford Miller, of McAlester.
And, grandparents, Chester and Marie Miller, of McAlester; great-grandfather, Harrel Evans; uncle, Chester Miller Jr.; aunts, Elizabeth Mick, Shonda Bridge and Denise Schiller, and numerous other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Julia and Joseph Homer; cousin, CJ Rawls; uncle, Emanual Homer; aunt, Irene Heathcock; grandmother, Gayla Walker; great-grandmothers, Evelyn Thompson, Martha Miller and Vunda Evans, and great-grandfather, Clifford Miller.
Pallbearers will be Nathan Fults, Jerry Fults, Virgal Homer, Adam Barlow, Stephen Free and Jacob Hall.