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Edward Andrew "Andy" Miller

Obituary for Edward Andrew "Andy" Miller

March 27, 1952 - December 28, 2018
Burnet, Texas | Age 66

"Drummer Extraordinaire"

Obituary

Andy passed into the Kingdom of Heaven on December 28, 2018 with his wife by his side after a short battle with cancer. Andy was born in Dallas, Texas on March 27, 1952 to Edward H. Miller and Ann (nee Naron) Miller. He grew up in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. At the young age of 16 years he lost his Mother to Cancer.

Andy was the quintessential Texan. He loved his Home State and represented it with quiet decorum. Beside Texas being his first love his second was the United States of America and His President Donald Trump.

His favorite season was the Fall
with crisp mornings, changing of the colors, glorious Sunsets and the onset of Hunting Season. He was an expert Marksman competing in many matches over the years. He studied Native American History. He had a large collection of Indian artifacts and arrowheads. He could build anything. Ask for it and it was done. He built two of his last three homes and designed them. He had his own Remodeling Company for years and was well respected by his customers. In his final years before retirement he worked for the Texas Facilities Commission in Construction Management.

In the 1970's, Andy came to Austin and the Music Scene. He was a Blues Drummer. He played with Lewis Cowdry and the Legends. Clifford Antone gave him the opportunity to play as the House Drummer for Antone's and he played for many years until the late 1970's. He played with and for Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton, Marcia Ball, W. C. Clark, Muddy Waters and Albert Collins at the Soap Creek Salon. In an interview done with Andy he was quoted "Clifford introduced me to B.B. King and said that he wanted him to meet his House Drummer, and stated I had in the last two years had more experience than most drummers get in 10 or 15 years." He appreciated Clifford for really getting him started. Andy left Austin in late 1981 to raise his family.

When Andy was diagnosed just six weeks ago he wrote this about his wife Karen Heesch and asked her to include this in his obituary. I met Karen in 1997 when returning to Austin to live. Many people say someone is the best thing that ever happened to them. Words cannot express how true this was for me to meet her. We had the best years together. She spoiled me way too much. She always had trips planned. We traveled all over the world. She made our home beautiful; she made me a much better person. I thank her for all she did. I adored and loved her.

Andy was a Member of the Ben Hur Shrine, Austin, Texas and served as Provost Guard Marshall in 2002. He won many trophies for the Shrine's Shooting Team. He was a Member of Onion Creek Lodge No. 220. Andy was a 32nd Degree Mason at Austin Scottish Rite.

Andy leaves behind to mourn him his Beloved Wife, Karen H. Miller, children - Travis A. Miller, Ross A. Miller and Matthew C. Miller. Three Grandchildren Presley, Jace and Chadon. His Sisters Linda Belote and Jo Lindsey. He leaves many nieces and nephews. A special note to his favorite niece Michelle Lindsey who was the Best Dancer and her Uncle had many good dances with her.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Home, 411 Ranch Road 620 S, Lakeway, Texas. Burial will be in the Hill Country at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas. Donations in his memory can be made to any Shrine Hospital for Children.

We would like to give recognition and love to some very special people. George and Betsy Dykes were like parents to Andy. He loved Mr. Dykes like his own father. They have been there hourly. To their daughter Becky Dykes Kuykendall who has been with us during this time and her steady hand has helped us to move forward. To Bobby Tiner, Andy's best friend and Shooting Partner on the Shrine Provost Guard. To the nurses at Seton Hospital whose love and compassion were heroic. They are Madelyn of the 7th Floor Oncology. To Jessica and Natalyia of 4th Floor IMCU who in his final hours cared for him like their own.

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  • Donations in his memory can be made to any Shrine Hospital for Children.

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