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Jeff, Kim, and Tyler appreciate all the support and prayers they have received during this very difficult time.  Jeff had not been feeling well for a few months with back problems, hoarseness, and sinus infection. On Feb 12 he started spitting up blood.  He went to the emergency room at St John Hospital in Tulsa and was given a chest x-ray which the doctors thought indicated pneumonia.  The next day the doctors suggested doing a CT scan which revealed a mass and fluid on the lung.  A broncoscopy was performed that day and a bioposy was taken.  The pulmonologist indicated that there was a large tumor which had a strong possibility of being cancerous.  The results of the biopsy came in on February 19, and the tumor was cancerous.  A PET scan was done on February 22nd which revealed cancer in the bones and in the brain.  An MRI was done on Feb. 25 which showed there were 10 tumors on the brain, so radiation was begun on Feb. 26. Jeff will have 10 radiation treatments and will then begin chemotherapy. This diagnosis has been a shock for the family, and we are still trying to process everything that is happening and all the decisions that have to be made.

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Christie Ballard posted a new journal entry.

The family will be at Musgrove Merriott Smith Funeral Home this evening from 6:00-7:00. Viewing will continue until 8:00. Read more

Cindy&Joe Zuspann signed Jeff's Guestbook.

Kim,I'm so sorry for the loss of Jeff. I don't think we are ever prepared,no matter how hard  or long our journey is,I pray for you and your son. I'm thankful God had ... Read more

Teresa Deardeuff signed Jeff's Guestbook.

Dear Kim, I was shocked and saddened when I heard about Jeff. I can't imagine the depth of your saddness! When I think of you both, I first remember hanging out upstairs ... Read more

Toni Clark signed Jeff's Guestbook.

Kim and Tyler,I'm not sure if you remember me, but my daughter Emily was in your Kindergarten class back in 2001-02 at Park Lane Elementary. I heard today (from Jenny ... Read more

Henry and Dianne Dirickson signed Jeff's Guestbook.

We first met Jeff when he was a young, wet behind the ears, new agriculture teacher. He had a big smile and a confidence that said, " I know I can make a ... Read more

Kim Teague signed Jeff's Guestbook.

Kim and Tyler:  I'm so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing.  Sometimes God works in mysterious ways.....Jeff is no longer feeling any pain......his chains are gone.  He was ... Read more

Renee Payette signed Jeff's Guestbook.

I'm so sorry for your loss.  Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.  Jeff will be so greatly missed by all that knew him.  He made a lasting impression on ... Read more

Holley Wood Fulton signed Jeff's Guestbook.

EditHolley Wood Fulton3 minutes ago near Chickasha, OK · Edited · I had the privilege of becoming a member of the Lawton FFA my freshman year in junior high. I was a ... Read more

Trey Smart signed Jeff's Guestbook.

Kim and Tyler - I just came in the office today for a little while and checked my email. I was shocked to learn of Jeff's death, but comforted by the fact that he had ... Read more

Christie Ballard posted a new journal entry.

If you choose, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a memorial scholarship in Jeff's name.  Contributions can be sent to Lawton FFA, 4400 E Gore Blvd, ... Read more

ROBERT FORCUCCI signed Jeff's Guestbook.

My deepest condolences to Kim, Tyler and the entire Miller Family. Jeff was a proud man full of integrity and good will. He loved kids he loved his job and he loved his ... Read more

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