Funeral service for Tanner Miller will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at High Plains Community Church with Pastor Dan Morgan officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, June 8, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Tanner Michael Miller was born on December 31, 1998 to Michael and Jeannie Miller in Gillette, WY. He was the first born of 4 brothers. Tanner left this world for the Kingdom of Heaven on June 2, 2020. In 21 short years Tanner made an impact on everyone who knew him. He grew up in Gillette surrounded by a large extended family. Tanner attended Conestoga elementary school, Sage Valley Junior High, and graduated in 2017 as a part of the last graduating class from Campbell County High School before the split.
Tanner was funny, compassionate, and loyal. Gaming online with his brothers, cousins, uncles and friends was a favorite past time of his; he loved his people and cherished any time spent with them. He loved to read and collected any series of books that piqued his interest. He also loved the study of history and was a natural comic performer and orator with a voice that people envied. Tanner was a good listener, a ton of fun, and a best friend and brother to many.
Tanner attended the University of Wyoming for one year after high school before deciding to take a break from school completely to concentrate on work and finding his passion in life. (He really did not like any form of school, although he was extremely intelligent) He enjoyed his job at Blue Sky Ice, where he worked for friends who were like family to him, for 5 years. His most recent employment was for Jimmy Johns, where he briefly served as Assistant Manager to a group of people who loved him. Tanner had commendable leadership skills.
Starting at the age of 10 Tanner hunted with his Dad, Grandpa, uncles, family friends, and eventually younger brothers each and every year. He loved the comradery but hated having to keep up with the homework! He was also never a fan of the actual hunt so much as he was a fan of driving around in Grandpa’s machine and taking it easy.
Tanner was a vital member of his entire family and is deeply missed.
He is survived by his father and mother; brothers William, Kyle, and Andrew Miller all of Gillette, WY; Paternal Great-Grandmother Jane Rinker of Homosassa, FL; Paternal Grandparents Edward Miller (Ronda), Bethany Miller-Nannemann (Merle); Maternal grandmother Margaret Brown-Heald (Robert) all of Gillette; and numerous uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Tanner was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Delwyn James Brown, and his first cousin Christian Jacob Miller.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in Tanner’s name to Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com