Charles A. “Chas” Miller

September 21, 1952 ‒ April 03, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Charles A. (Chas) Miller died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus following a brief illness. He was born September 21, 1952, son of the late Ormond Miller and Betty (Griffith) Miller. On June 16, 1973, he married Dee (Daniels) Miller who preceded him in death in 2012.

Chas graduated from River Valley High School in 1970, began working at Whirlpool and was drafted into the United States Army in 1972. Stationed at Fort Ord in Monterey, California, Chas worked as a Pay Distributing Specialist for the duration of his active duty. Honorably discharged in 1974, Chas and his wife, Dee, returned to Marion to raise a family. Chas was employed by the Whirlpool Corporation for 41 years before retiring in 2012.

A people person, Chas never met a stranger. Whether he was cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes or the Cleveland Browns, Chas always made room for one more fan. The highlight of his life was becoming a grandpa to 3 beautiful and energetic grandchildren. His free-spirited, fun-loving nature made him a wonderful grandpa who shared his love for life and adventure with them. Not only will he be missed by his family, but he will be deeply missed by all of his buddies at the OK Cafe and the Knights of Columbus.

Chas is survived by his daughters, Makala (Lance) Shipley, Marion, and Sara Nemeth, Marion, three grandchildren, Leah Josephine and Jackson Miller Shipley and Aidyn (Aidybug) Nemeth, a brother, Calvin (Judy) Miller, three sisters, Cheryl (Bob) Burke, Virginia, Trena (Jeff) Craig, West Liberty, and Jacqueline Miller, Marysville, stepmother, Nancy Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ben Miller.

Family will receive friends Monday, April 8, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Snyder Funeral Home, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center Street. A private, memorial, graveside service will be held at a later date.

If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Snyder Funeral Directors in his memory.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion is honored to serve Chas’ family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • I worked with Chas at Whirlpool and he was always such a kind man. He was part of the “A Team” in labor pool, along with a few other guys. We all share a lot of good memories. Sending prayers to the family.💕

  • My condolences to Chas’ family. I had the privilege of calling him a friend since the 60’s. May he Rest In Peace. He will be missed

  • Makala and Sara – I was so sorry to hear about your dad. Most of my childhood memories include your parents and I can’t believe they are gone. Although I hadn’t seen him in a while, it was always good to run into him whenever we were in town visiting. I know he will be missed but he is together again with your mom. Prayers for you all in the coming days and weeks. Rest in peace Chas.

  • Many Whirlpool employees and retirees lost a good friend. Rest in Peace “Chas” Miller.

  • A kinder man you will never meet. Chas was a jewel, and I know he will be missed. My God shower his family with grace and love.
    God bless~Pam Pinney

  • Prayers for the Family,i worked with him at Whirlpool, he always had a smile on his face,happy go luckey guy ,we all will miss him

  • We bowled together for a few years, attempted to play golf, but no matter what we did together, work, sports discussions, or whatever it was, it was always fun and happy times. Rest in peace my friend, we all will miss your smile, and positive attitude, prayers for all your family and friends still here on God’s green earth. God bless you all.

  • Chas and I go back, some, 50+ years… all the way back the the Olympic swimming pool, with Larry “Nails” Haines, and the Esterlines. Then to the days at Whirlpool with “Purple”, “Sketti”, and the rest of the labor pool… and the OK watching the Buckeyes and Browns. I know you’re back with Dee, again, but you are going to be so sorely missed around here. Rest in peace, my friend.

  • Always a smile and laugh. Chas was everyone’s friend. I am blessed to have known you. R.I.P.

  • Condolences to the family. Will always remember Chas as a kind man. Alot of good memories and good times working with Chas at whirlpool. Always enjoyed running into him and catching up at the fish fry at the k of c. He will definitely be missed by many.
    Mike and Amber Nicolosi