James W. Miller

February 02, 1937 ‒ February 06, 2018

Mount Gilead, Ohio

James W. Miller went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, February 6, 2018 in his home. He was 81.

Born February 2, 1937 in Bethlehem, West Virginia to parents James & Julia (Rose) Miller. After his family moved to Ohio he attended Crestline High School and joined the workforce, by working for the Railroad, then the Buick Garage, and then GM for 34 years until retiring.

The best way to describe Jim is always with a cup coffee, food buffet on holidays, stories to tell and a hug to give. The love he carried for his family and grandchildren is indescribable; he cherished time with each and every one and was so proud of them all.

In spare time, he took pleasure in traveling all over the US and Ukraine and was always planning the next trip.  Jim also enjoyed mowing, loved his tractors and maintaining his country farm, of which he was very proud. He was a long time member and very active in Woodville Grace Brethren Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years Evelyn Miller; children James Michael (Kathleen) Miller, Laura (Jim) Duckworth, Tawnya (Michael) Smith, Cindy (Jeff) Leedy, and Julie (Gregory) Miller Antoon; grandchildren Sandra (Craig) Pelfrey, Nathan (Amy) Miller, James (Cody) Miller, Andrew James (Jacqueline) Smith, Kristen Leedy, Daniel Leedy, and Michaela Antoon; 10 great grandchildren; brother Frank Miller; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by second wife Sharon McDevitt Miller.

A memorial service in Jim’s honor will take place at a later date in Woodville Grace Brethren Church. His family hopes that you will hold him in your heart as you remember him in your own special way.

Contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to Woodville Grace Brethren Church, 580 Woodville Rd, Mansfield, Ohio.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jim’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • It’s so sad to hear you are gone Uncle Jimmy. I will miss you very much. I loved coming to your house for the family cookouts. I’m just so devastated.

  • So shocking to see this, much love and Sympathy to Evelyn and Jim’s family. The Kopcials will be praying for you. It was a pleasure to spend a little bit of time with Jim and Evelyn back in December and thank you for all your help with Mom’s funeral. It was always a joy to be around Jim he will be missed.

  • I always loved Jim…always smiling, always had a great attitude, lots of fun to be around. He will certainly be missed by all of his friends and relatives…but he’s with his Lord Jesus! We will see him again soon! My prayers are with all of his family during this difficult time. God bless you all!

  • you will be missed greatly you had the greatest nickname ever to come out of Crestline they called you tramp senior and they called me Tramp Junior you take flights Big Brother will see you someday you did so much for the family I know all of my children thought a great deal of you love you forever have another cup of coffee your brother Butch

  • Every time I sit on the front porch at the Stillwater I’ll remember Jim looking at that towering mountain looking for bears, and he finally saw one! I’m sure that was the highlight of his trip. He loved being there with the family and couldn’t wait to come back. We’ll remember Jim as well as Rachel when we’re spending time on the Stillwater. Perhaps Evelyn can bring some of his ashes and spread a little in one of God’s most beautiful places.

  • We always enjoyed being around Jim and had great conversations with him on various topics. He was a special man! Our sympathies to Evelyn and the rest of his family.

  • Jim was one of the most joyful people I’ve known. He made people feel welcomed and loved wherever he was. We will pray for those closest to him as he was quite the pillar in so many lives! Way to go Jim on a life well lived!

  • I ONLY KNEW JIM FOR A FEW YEARS BUT KNEW HE WAS A SPECIAL PERSON. IT WAS MY HONOR TO KNOWN JIM MILLER. OUR WORLD COULD USE MORE PEOPLE LIKE JIM. HE WAS TRULY A BLESSING TO ALL THAT MET HIM. MAY HE REST IN PEACE. I WILL ALWAYS REMEBER YOU JIM.

  • Our sincere sympathies go to Evelyn and his children. You only had to meet Jim once and you loved him forever!

  • Sorry for your loss Evelyn. Loved Jim. Always had a joke or wise crack ready. You’re in our prayers Evelyn and family.

  • Wonderful memories of Jim and family. He was always such a good-natured man and encouraging to all. Our Sympathies to Evelyn and family.

  • So sad to see and hear he passed away he was such a sweet loving man who always gave me a smile on my face. Rest in peace jim I hope to one day see you again praying for you evelyn and family we love u!!

  • Jim and his contagious smile will be missed at Woodville GBC.
    Gone on to the arms of Jesus.
    See you there!

    Evelyn and family,
    Our deepest sympathies and condolences and prayers are with you during this time.

  • he was my real best friend, and I’m sorry that we have not seen each other this year, but I believe that we will still have a lot of time to talk.

  • Thoughts and prayers to Evelyn and family. We remember Jim working so hard to make the reunions enjoyable. We will miss him.

  • EVELYN & FAMILY,

    What a shock. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, what a joy to know he is with the Lord.

    Will always remember his smile and friendliness and sense of humor. The church picnics were a blast and will always have the special memory of Danny being baptised in your pond.

    May God wrap his loving arms around you at this time, and may your special memories comfort you and bring you a smile in the difficult days ahead.

    We love you and God Bless,
    Cindy, Danielle, Josh, Danny & Family

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