James Richard Miller, 72 of Brownwood, died Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at his home.

    His body will be cremated under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home with a memorial service at a later date.

    He was born June 24, 1937, in Johnstown, Ohio, to Reed and Gladys Miller. He was an auto mechanic and served in the U.S. Navy. He was married to Leonor Villarreal in October 1985 in Corpus Christi.

    Survivors include his wife, Leonor Miller of Brownwood; son, Rick Miller of Gahanna, Ohio; daughter, Terry Miller of Ohio; stepchildren, Laura Pena of Austin, Beto Pena of Austin, Adrian Pena of New York, and Luis Pena of Austin; five grandchildren; brothers, Carl and John Miller of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.