He was born June 29, 1928, in Clay County, the son of August Benjamin Miller and Gertrude Turpin Miller.
He graduated from Brazil High School.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-48. It was in the Army that Bud learned the skill of surveying.
In 1950, he began working at the courthouse with the county survey office. In 1960, Bud ran for the county surveyor position on the Democratic ticket and won. He served as surveyor from 1960-96.
Bud was a member of the American Legion Post No. 2, life member of the V.F.W. No. 1127, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 274, and served as secretary from 1954-97. He also was a life member of the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors, Inc. He was baptized in the Good Tidings Tabernacle in Brazil.
In retirement, he has enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears, the Colts and IU basketball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Everett Ray Miller, and brothers-in-law Kenneth Maurey and Clyde Miller.
Survivors include his wife Margaret Miller, Brazil, son David Miller (Janie), Brazil, and daughter Rhonda Sotto (Rene'), Arizona, grandchildren Alyssia Miller, Megan Miller, Dana Haviland, Jerry Dale Hull, Kyle Yocom, Kurtis Yocom, and Giancarlo Sotto, great-grandchildren Damian Haviland, Lexi Haviland, Gabriel Haviland and Bradyn Hull, brother Robert Miller (Roseanne), Carbon, sisters Betty Maurey and Shirley Miller, Brazil, sister-in-law Kay Miller, several nieces and nephews and extended family.
Services will take place at 1 p.m., Monday, at Lawson-Miller Chapel with burial to follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 4-8 p.m., with military walk through at 6 p.m.
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