James Floyd Miller\n\nLoving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle and Friend James Floyd Miller ventured into the great beyond to join his Heavenly Father on February 24, 2017.\n\nJim was well known for his fabulous sense of humor, his spirit of generosity, his willingness to help a friend in a time of need and his bright blue eyes that sparkled with a hint of mischievousness.\n\nJim attended the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, taking classes in charcoal drawing, painting and figure studies. He joined the Army in 1959 and served honorably for 3 years. He was most proud of his graduation from Army Jump School, thus becoming an elite member of the 82nd Airborne Division, headquartered in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.\n\nHe married the love of his life Claire Krusac in 1963 in Walled Lake, Michigan. They lived together in Detroit for 3 years, and then spent the next 27 years in a home they purchased in Livonia, Michigan. In 1998, they both retired to their dream home in Tucson, Arizona. \n\nAfter leaving the Army, Jim began his career in 1962 in the shipping department of the S.S. Kresge Co. 2727 Second Avenue Detroit, Michigan. He then moved up to the Advertising Department, where he eventually worked his way up to become the Manager of the Advertising Department. He retired from K-Mart after working for 32 years at the Corporate Headquarters in Troy, Michigan.\n\nWhile living in Tucson, Jim was fond of going to the Tanque Verde Swap Meet and the Tucson Gem Show to see what unique treasures would find him.\n\nJim participated in many sports throughout his life. He played on the Cooley High School baseball team, he played softball for Ward Presbyterian Church as well as managed the K-Mart softball team where he was most often found playing third base. He also played in the golf league with his buddies from Kmart. He helped coach his son's baseball teams from little league all the way through high school. He really enjoyed following his favorite Detroit sports team on TV after moving to Arizona.\n\nJim is survived by his wife Claire, daughter April Grainey (Tim) son Blair Miller and Grandchildren Arianna Grainey and Duncan Miller, and several important relatives and family friends.\n\nJim has requested that no one wear black, so Don your best Stetson, your favorite boots and your best pair of jeans to attend his Celebration of Life, please.\n\nVisitation will be held from 5-8 pm at Vistoso Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday March 11th at Desert Springs Presbyterian Church. Reception follows.