Stanley James “Stan” Miller

Stanley James Miller, 63, died on June 26, 2019.

He was born on October 3, 1955, at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., the son of James W. Miller and Louise E. Miller. He attended elementary school in Tulsa and Skiatook before moving to Eureka, where he graduated high school in 1973. He attended college in El Dorado, as well as Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) in Miami.

On October 1, 1974, he began a partnership as an independent oil company with his then-wife Sabrina, his parents James and Louise Miller, and sister and brother- in-law, Connie and Gary Lewis. This partnership bought an oil lease producing two and a half barrels of oil a day, which was located in Dewey, Okla. From this beginning, Lamamco Drilling began acquiring properties and drilling wells.

In 2009, he was united in marriage to Shelley. They made their home in Tulsa before settling in Bartlesville, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Shelley of the home; parents, James and Louise Miller of Bartlesville; two sons Stan Miller, and Skylar Miller, both of Owasso, Okla.; two daughters, Shannon Potts and Sara Downing, both of Owasso, Okla.; and step-children, Jeremy Dunkle, Ashley Hedges, Brad Dunkle, and Kelsey and Vaughan, all of Bartlesville; 28 grandchildren; and sister Connie Lewis of Bartlesville;

Services were held at Dewey First Baptist Church on July 2, with Pastor Mark Wright and son Skylar Miller officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute (OCSRI) in Bartlesville, in care of BancFirst, Attn: Angel Bradshaw, 300 SE Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74003.

Services were under the direction of Carter Davis and the Davis Family Funeral Home. Online condolences and remembrances may be shared at

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