Herbert “Herb” James Miller, Jr., 92, of Nashville, died Saturday, September 5, 2015, in Brown County Health and Living Center. He was born July 16, 1923 in Cross Plains, IN to Herbert James Miller, Sr. and Clara Mae Ward Miller. Herb served his country during WW II in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre where he received many awards and medals including a Purple Heart. After being injured and returning to the United States, he married Cora Murphy on May 27, 1945 in Bloomington at the Fairview Methodist Church. After his discharge Herb went on to work in the security and law enforcement fields. Herb was the first reserve deputy to be hired to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department; he also worked many years as security for the Little Nashville Opry, K-Mart and the L. S. Ayres stores in Bloomington.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Cora Murphy Miller of Nashville; and 10 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nina Taggart; two brothers, Maurice “Pods” Miller and Charles Miller; two brothers-in-law, Earl Shady Murphy and Charles William Murphy; two sisters-in-law, Marguerite Milam and Helen Marie Borno; three nephews, Edwin K. Taggart, James Miller and John Miller; and a niece, Elizabeth Roush.
Memberships include the Nashville United Methodist Church, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans (life member), Brown County Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, Murat Temple, the Brown County Shrine Club (past president) and the NRA. Herb was a former member of the Brown County Volunteer Fire Department, the former President of the Alcohol Beverage Commission, he was the superintendent of the Brown County State Park for four years and was an avid fisherman.
There are no services planned at this time. There will be a Private Graveside Service and a Memorial Service being planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Bond Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 North, Nashville, IN.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.BondMitchellFuneralHome.com.