The namesake of Joe Miller Ballpark dies at 95

The namesake of Joe Miller Ballpark dies at 95

Joe Miller resident of Lake Charles and the founder of Joe Miller Ballpark, a baseball venue in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States. It is home to the McNeese State Cowboys baseball team of the NCAA Division I Southland Conference. Opened in 1965, the venue has a capacity of 2,000 spectators. Its record attendance came on May 2, 2000, when 2,191 spectators saw McNeese State defeat LSU 4–3 in 11 innings. The facility was renovated in 2005, 2007, and 2008. Not to be confused with Joe Miller Field, which is McNeese’s softball venue.

Joe Miller was a legend,” Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter wrote on social media. “He was a sweetheart of a man and I think half the athletic complexes at McNeese have his name on them. He was one of Lake Charles’ most beloved sons and made quite a lasting impact on this City.”

Joe Miller’s fingerprints are all over just about everything in Southwest Louisiana related to a bat and ball, the tools of the sport that he spent his life — actually, he was something of a late convert to baseball. So he only spent half of his life coaching, supporting, and promoting baseball and softball.

Joe Miller Age, Family, and Early Life

Joseph Thomas Miller, Sr., a lifelong resident of Lake Charles was received into his heavenly home on April 12, 2022, at the age of 95. Born January 26, 1927, his early days were spent growing up on the corner of Kirkman and Sixth Street, the fifth of eight children born to Laura Chavanne and F.L. Miller.

joe miller family

As a child, Joe had his first job in his family’s business, T. Miller & Sons, as a timekeeper, water boy, and floor sweeper. Along with his father and brother, F. Miller & Sons was founded in 1954, and Joe worked until his retirement at the age of eighty. He had 3 brothers, Frank, Bobby, Leon, and 4 sisters, Mabel, Ginny, Betty, and Kate.

Joe Miller Career, What is his profession?

Joe was generous with his time and led by example, serving on numerous boards. Among them were the Associated General Contractors of Louisiana, First National Bank of Lake Charles, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, American Heart Association, McNeese State University Foundation, Campfire USA, Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Southwest Louisiana, and Foreman-Reynaud Community Center. In 2006, Joe was crowned King of the Krewe of Mystique.

His favorite activities included Rotary Club, all LSU sports, reading to the children in the Head Start program, rose growing, sponsoring teaching gardens at area elementary schools, eating and visiting at Big Daddy’s, working crossword puzzles, and Jumble in the LC American Press and playing bridge.

In his later years, his energy was transferred to McNeese baseball and softball. His presence was felt by the softball team through his encouragement, team prayers, snacks for their game-day bus rides, and as he joined them in the dugout for home games. Joe was excited and honored to throw out the first pitch when the University named the field in his honor.

Which school and college does he go to?

Joe Tommy graduated from Lake Charles High School in 1944, Joe joined the Navy and entered the V-12 Officer Training Program. Through this program, he attended Tulane University, Mississippi College, and Duke University, until his discharge in 1946. McNeese University awarded an Honorary Doctorate to Joe in 2013.

Joe Miller Net Worth, How much does he earn?

Joe Miller has not mentioned his net worth publicly. But we can estimate that he might have earned millions of dollars. Last fall, Miller donated $300,000 for the installation of a high-grade artificial turf for the infield and entire foul ball territory. That was the first phase of a three-phase project that Hill has envisioned of an extensive facility upgrade plan.

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Joe T. Miller, a local businessman and civic leader and a well-known advocate for baseball in Southwest Louisiana has donated $700,000 to McNeese athletics for the baseball program, and in addition to the $300,000 he donated last winter for new infield turf, brought his total donation to $1 million that will be used for upgrades to Cowboy Diamond and the baseball field house.

Joe Miller Wife, What about her relationship?

Joe Tommy met the love of his life, Mary Joyce Sloan, at Central School in fourth grade. They married in 1945 and their family grew to include seven children.

Joe Miller on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Our source wasn’t able to find information about his Social life. So, we will update this section as we get more information related to it.

Physical Appearance of Joe Miller’s Height, Weight

HeightFeet: 5 Feet 7 Inches (Approx)
Meter: 1.73 m
Centimeter: 173 cm
Hair colorwhite
Eye colorBrown
WeightKilogram: 70 kg (Approx)
Pounds: 154 lbs
Age95 years

Interestingfacts about Joe Miller

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityN / A
Zodiac signN / A
Relationship StatusN / A

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