Bruce Raymond Miner – January 6, 2015

Miner Obit PicBruce Raymond Miner, 94, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.

Family graveside services will be at Llano Cemetery.  Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Polk Street United Methodist Church with Dr. Burt Palmer officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Mr. Miner was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Howell County, Missouri to Mildred and Archie Raymond Miner.  He was raised in Amarillo and graduated from Amarillo High School and attended one year of college.  He was a bank clerk when he joined the Air Force during World War II.  He was part of the next division of pilots that carried on the traditions of the original volunteer group of Flying Tigers.  He was stationed in India, where he flew “the Hump” and into China.  He retired as a Lt. Col. in the Air Force in 1980.

He married Martha Nell Stack on Nov. 20, 1942, in Phoenix, AZ.  They were married 61 years.

Bruce returned from the war and began working for his father-in-law, Hal Stack, at the Tri Way Garage.  Then, Bruce, along with his partner, H.C. Linnen, bought Nunn Manufacturing in 1957, which he ran for most of his adult life.

Extremely charismatic, Bruce will be remembered for his enthusiastic love of life, family, friends, football, especially the University of Texas Longhorns, and golf.

Bruce served on the Amarillo Hospital District board of managers.  He was a member of Polk Street United Methodist Church, Amarillo Country Club, Palo Duro Club, Pearl Lakes Trout Club, Amarillo Club and Quiet Birdmen of America.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his son, Hal Miner; his brother, Wilbur Miner; and his sister, Mary Miner.

Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Barbara Miner; three grandchildren, Christian Lee Miner Ladd and her husband, Tom, Sean Bruce Miner and his wife, Marisa Planells Valero, Hallee Elaine Miner; two great-grandchildren, Thomas Geren Ladd and Catherine Francis Ladd; sister-in-law, Virginia Thornton, as well as nieces and nephews.

A very special thanks goes to all of his wonderful caregiver, Brinda, Tasha, Martha, Betty, Lupita, Oscar, Sanujuana and Dana as well as the special hospice staff.

Viewing will be from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., today and from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at the funeral home.

0 Replies to “Bruce Raymond Miner – January 6, 2015”

  1. It’s been a year since you’ve been gone. Such a special and loving kind and honest person. So blessed to have known you and your amazing family. Greatly missed but not forgotten. Love you Brucie,Brucie.

  2. Hey, I just want to say that I really loved Bruce an my sweet ladies Martha Nell Miner. They were very good an nice to me. I have good memories of them an had good times together. You will be missed, but I will one day go see you again. Love you! Isabel Coria

  3. As his only niece from his brother Wilber, I wish to say how much our side of the family will miss him.Thankfully we talked
    Christmas eve and he knew how much he was loved. I also with to thank Isobel for the 40+ years of faithful and loving service to Aunt Martha and Uncle Bruce. Aunt Martha and Uncle Bruce treated me like a daughter and they will always be in my heart. Hopefully all the Miners including Hal and my Mom are together in heaven
    Jan Miner Brigham

  4. We will miss you uncle Bruce. I always remember coming to visit you in Texas with my family when I was growing up. Hal taught me how to fish at Palo Dura. Later when I grew up I brought my wife Van with me and you treated us with so much love and hospitality. We will never forget you. You are always in our heart.

  5. I am thankful for this families friendship to my family. I literally do not remember not knowing them. Martha Nell & Bruce attended my “bon voyage” as my mother called it when I left for Viet Nam. Special people doing special things.

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