Doyle Dawson Miller, 66, Branson, Mo., died Monday, June 1, 2020 at his home.


He was born Dec. 14, 1953, in Russell to Maxwell S. and Vivian Dawson Miller. He was a graduate of Fort Hays State University.


He was a retired policeman from WaKeeney.


He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 195. in Hays.


He also was an accomplished musician. After retiring from law enforcement he went to Branson in 2004 and played his trumpet for Bobby Vinton, Les Brown Jr. and the show All Hands On Deck to name a few.


Survivors include his three children, Max Miller, Joe Miller and Cathie Thon; his siblings, Gwen Johnson, Tim and Linda Miller, Emilie Miller; his finacee’ Betty Lou Smith, Branson; four grandchildren,  Lucas, Corbin, Meridith and Madeleine; and his nieces, nephews and cousins.


He was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Kunzler.


A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Russell.