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Travis Miller

April 8, 1973 — May 11, 2024

Buffalo

Travis Lynn Miller was born on April 8th, 1973, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  He was the younger of two children of Allen Earl and Theda Joann (Williams) Miller of Buffalo. Travis was a 1991 Graduate of Buffalo High School.  While attending high school Travis played football and trumpet in the band. He enjoyed going on church ski trips with the Methodist Youth Group and loved riding bicycles and motorcycles with his high school friends. Travis was a member Buffalo United Methodist Church and the Buffalo Boy Scouts Troop. He enjoyed camping, swimming, hunting, and fishing with his family and friends.

After high school Travis followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1991, completing his recruit training at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. He was then assigned to Submarine Squadron 6 where he served on the USS L. Y. Spear supporting the US nuclear attack submarine fleet based out of Portsmouth (Norfolk), Virginia. Travis was honored with a National Defense Service Metal after serving during the Gulf War. While he was in the Navy, he was able to travel the world while serving his country and continued to express his desire to enter law enforcement with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

 Upon his Honorary Discharge from the Navy, Travis entered the Navy Reserve College program and moved back to Oklahoma and attended college at Oklahoma City University (OCU) to study criminal Justice.  He was also pursuing his CLEET certification in preparation to be a Highway Patrolman while working private security in his free time.

While at OCU he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and an avid Shania Twain fan, always enjoying her music and concerts. His college friends noted that he was such a big fan in fact, that he often referred to her as his wife over the years.  Anyone who knew him would tell you what a kind, thoughtful, caring gentleman he was.   During his time at college Travis was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and had to postpone his studies.  As Travis’s MS progressed, he moved home in his early 20’s and was cared for by his mother and father. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family playing games and enjoying time together.   His sense of humor and outlook on life has always kept everyone around him positive.   His friends from college made special efforts to take him out and about to experience life, such as the time his college friends took him to Vegas. They also made sure he was doing things he enjoyed like ride-alongs with sheriff department patrols and transports.   Travis also enjoyed many visits from high school friends who would stop in to say hello and reminisce with him.    Eventually as the MS progressed Travis moved to the Buffalo Nursing home and then the Clinton VA Center, he always remained laid back with a great outlook on life and was quick with a joke until the very end.

Travis passed away peacefully Saturday morning May 11th, 2024, at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City with loved ones holding his hands and Shania Twain’s “From This Moment On” playing in the background.  After Travis passed in the OKC VA hospital, he received a military honor walk while he exited the building for his final resting place. The homage of fellow service men and woman as well as the nursing staff and the sound of Taps rang throughout the halls of the hospital.

Travis is survived by his mother, Theda Miller; brother, Troy Miller; and his aunt and uncle Connie and Les Williams; among other loving relatives.


Funeral Service will be held Saturday May 18 at 2:00PM First United Methodist Church of Buffalo, OK.
Burial will follow at the High Point Cemetery Buffalo, Ok.  Military Graveside rites by Laverne and Buffalo American Legion Post 273.

In Lieu of Flowers the Miller Family is requesting that donation in honor of Travis:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Buffalo Veterans Memorial (Veterans Flag) mail to Buffalo Community Foundation PO Box 27, Buffalo, OK 73834
Oklahoma City Veterans Administration Hospital 921 NE 13th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
(Recognition of the outstanding treatment and dignified end-of life care provided to Travis.  The family was deeply grateful for the compassionate care he received at the VA.  
Your generosity in Travis' memory is great appreciated.
  
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Thursday, May 16, 2024

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Friday, May 17, 2024

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

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First United Methodist Church Buffalo

223 SE 2nd St, Buffalo, OK 73834

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Saturday, May 18, 2024

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High Point Cemetery Buffalo

19199 E 13 RD, Buffalo, OK 73834

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