Henry T. (Bud) Miller III passed away at his home on May 8, 2018 in Woodinville, Wash. Bud was born on December 9, 1932 in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Tulia High School and was very active in the Tulia Jaycees and the state of Texas Jaycees. He won the highest award given by the Texas state Jaycees known as the "Jake" award. Bud worked with his father Henry T. Miller Jr. at Miller Auto until he and his family moved to Washington state in 1968. Bud started his family construction business along with his family and ran Enterprise Construction until he and his wife Ruth retired in 1991. His two sons Henry IV and Steve and Steve's wife Debbie then took over. His son Steve Miller and his wife Debbie still have the successful construction company in the Seattle area.
After retiring Bud and his wife Ruth traveled extensively in their RV for 13 years. Then they were snow birds in the Phoenix area for 14 years until Bud lost his eye sight and then he and his wife stayed in their home in Woodinville. Bud loved building anything that needed building, fishing, working in his yard, traveling, cooking and being around his family. Bud had a wonderful life and many friends in Texas, Arizona, California and Washington.
Bud is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, M. Ruth (Smith) Miller, his son Henry T. Miller IV (Annie) (ex wife Wendy) of Chelan, Wash., his son Steven K. Miller (Debbie) of Monroe, Wash., his daughter Kathy L. Miller of Dallas, Texas, his granddaughters Tiffany Hoester (J.D.), Casey Miller (ex husband Nate Halligan), his grandsons Erik Miller (ex wife Jessie), Henry T. Miller V (Meghan) and Chris Miller (Marcy), his great granddaughter Alexzandria (Lexz) Halligan, and great grandsons Logan, Linkoln and Landon Hoester.
Bud was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Cole, his father Henry T. Miller Jr, his sister Dorothy Kostka, his mother in law Bulah B. Smith, and his brothers in law Tom Jr., Guy, and Vasco Smith.
We all loved Bud and will miss him, he is now in heaven and can see again!
Remembrances' of Henry (Bud) Miller may be put on the following website: www.bartonfuneral.com