Tall Bear was born in 1947 in Molino, FL, and lives in Elberta, AL. He has one son, Duane Dean Miller, who resides in Columbia, Missouri. He has owned and operated W. R. Stocke Construction Company, General Contractors for over 30 years. He has also recently opened S&N Chemical Products, LLC, located in Summerdale, AL. His Native American heritage comes from the Hannah Murphy / Mattie Ann Bryars lineage of South Alabama. He is of the Wind Clan.