Betty and I were married 19 October 1965. Our son, Billy Wayne Miller, was born 23 August 1967 and our daughter, Brenda Gail, was born 30 October 1970.
Our son, Billy, is married to a woman named Janet. His daughter, Macie Jordyn Miller, was born 31 March 2003. In 2002, Billy adopted Parker so now he too has a boy and a girl. He and his wife currently live in his grand parent's house next to Miss B and Mr. D. Billy was in the Army for six years and learned that he could live far away and we would still be here when he needed us. He took his Boot Camp training at Ft. Dix, New Jersey (that was a trip when we visited him for graduation). He then served in Ft. Benning, GA and spent his last 'stretch' at Ft. Polk, LA. His wife, Janet, has lived most of her life in Van Zandt County, TX.
Brenda is employed in the Medical Records Department at Rennisance (sp) Hospital in Terrell, TX. Brenda has given us Ashley and Bobby. Ashley, was born 3 March 1989. Bobby was born just 15 months later 28 May 1990. Brenda and Danny Pickle have a three (3) grand sons. Their names are Rylie Ashton Wade, Bryer Layne Wade and Braylee Beau Wade.
I have held different positions with law enforcement agencies in Van Zandt County, Texas. I began my law enforcement career in 1975 at Grand Saline Police Department. After four years with Grand Saline and attaining the position of Asst. Chief, I left and went to work for Sheriff Travis Shafer, Sheriff of Van Zandt County. Two years later I became Chief Deputy and remained there until 1986 when I left to help Betty with her business and to do some Private Investigation for some attorneys in Canton. I returned to the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department as Chief Deputy to Sheriff Pat Jordan December 31, 1988. In December of 1991 I was offered the position of Chief Investigator for the Van Zandt County District Attorney's Office. I worked for John A. Sickle, Criminal District Attorney, and Jeff White, Asst. District Attorney. In 1994, the newly appointed District Attorney replaced the entire staff of the Dstrict Attorney's office. At that time, Doug Pool, another former DA investigator and I went back in to Private Investigation. I maintained my peace officer's certification for several years after I left the Criminal District Attorney's Office. When I stopped my training, I had attained my master TECLOSE officer. I also offered Concealed Handgun License Courses for over 15 years, in a "class" room that once was our 2 car carport. The Miller-Pool Firing Range is also on my property that offered both the classroom instruction as well as the proficiency training. I am was employed in the Asset Protection Department of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Terrell, Texas until I retired after turning 65.
My wife, Betty and I live on property that she inherited from her mother who passed away in November 1993. Her father, B. J. Teal lived on the property in the house they had built in 1966. B.J. died 2 July 2008, at 86 years old and had several serious health