John J. Miller

July 14, 1927 ‒ March 26, 2019

Marion, Ohio

John J. Miller, age 91, of Marion, passed away Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019 at Marion General Hospital.

John was born in Marion, Ohio on June 14, 1927 to the late Samuel D. and Geneva (Binau) Miller. John met Elsie J. Derringer and shortly after they were married on July 2, 1949. Elsie passed away February 6, 2017.

John was a hard-working man and a lifelong truck driver.  He enjoyed to tinker on boats and cars and could fix just about anything with an engine.  He enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing and could often be found shooting pool.  In younger years, John enjoyed racing at The Marion County Raceway in La Rue and was able to attend a NASCAR race.  Elsie and John enjoyed bowling on numerous leagues at Southland Lanes.

John is survived by children, Ronald Wesley Miller of Marion, Karen Marie (Charles) Mullins of Minnesota, Richard Allen Miller of Marion, Keith Eugene Miller of Marion, Cathryn Ann (Miller)Reams of Marion, and Mary Jane (Timothy) Boyle of Texas; grandchildren, Ronald Miller Jr., Charles Mullins, Christopher Mullins, Joseph Mullins, Daniel Mullins, Carrie Millisor, Daniel Millisor, Michael Miller, Miranda McClanahan, Tiffany Wu, Nichole Seigfried, Amber Blair, Jason Miller, Janelle Miller, Elizabeth Boyle, Melanie Boyle; 21 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death son, John Roger Miller.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 10 until 12 noon.  A funeral service honoring his life will be held at noon with Pastor Therese Lehman officiant.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve John’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • To the Miller Family:
    I am so sorry to read of your father’s/grandfather’s/great-grandfather’s passing. I worked with John at Gemini Warehousing in Marion many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed talking and joking with him. He was a marvelous, compassionate man who cared deeply for his family. His humor was infectious, and he brought light to this sometimes hard-to-handle world. And thanks, John, for allowing me to be a part of y our “fishing team” one time at Lake Erie. It has been an adventure I’ve never forgotten. Rest well, me dear.