Cover photo for John D. Miller's Obituary
John D. Miller Profile Photo
1939 John 2023

John D. Miller

September 23, 1939 — June 16, 2023

JOHN D. MILLER, 83, of Julesburg, CO, passed away Friday, June 16, 2023, at UC Health Center in Greeley, CO.

John was born on September 23, 1939, to John and Amie Miller (French) in Crestview, TN. At the age of 16, he moved to CA and completed his education there before joining the US Navy in 1958.

During his time in the Navy, John discovered his passion for working on cars, particularly Fords, and became a skilled drag racing mechanic. He immersed himself in the world of racecar drivers, finding joy in the thrill of racing and his love for automobiles.

On January 10, 2017, John married Virginia Collins. The couple resided in Julesburg, where John continued working on cars and being active in the racing community.

In his final moments, John found solace in reciting the Lord's Prayer.

John is preceded in death by his parents, brother James Miller, and his first wife, Carol.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Julesburg; son, Dallas (Tina) Miller of Salina, Kansas; stepson Dave (Betty) Collins of Julesburg; and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial has been established in John's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2023, at 10:00 am at the Ovid Cemetery.

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Julesburg is in charge of arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John D. Miller, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside for John D. Miller

Friday, June 23, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Ovid Cemetery

, Ovid, CO 80744

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 458

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree