In March 12 Issue
Longtime District Judge Jack B. Miller, 87, passed away Tuesday night at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
Jack Braxton Miller was born in Crocus in neighboring Adair County in 1923 before moving with his family to Creelsboro in Russell County several years later. He lived in the Creelsboro community until the time of his death.
Miller attended Jamestown High School where he was a standout on the basketball court before going on to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Following his service in the Navy, Miller went on to the University of Kentucky where he received his law degree.
Miller, a well-respected and well-known Russell Countian, served two terms as Russell County Attorney from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s.
He was later elected district judge for Russell, Wayne and Clinton counties and held that position for two decades before finally retiring.
Miller is survived by his wife, Ann Nell Miller and two sons, Walter Miller and Frank Miller. Miller and his wife have been married 52 years.