Kevin Joseph Miller

August 30, 1952 ‒ August 31, 2017

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Kevin Joseph Miller of Lexington was welcomed into his eternal home Thursday evening August 31, 2017 from Mansfield Memorial Homes following a long degenerative neurological illness. He was 65.

Born August 30, 1952 in Mansfield to Henry L. and Annabel (Rader) Miller, Kevin was raised in the Steam Corners United Methodist Church and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1970. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in education from The Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University. For thirty years he taught fifth grade in Lexington Local Schools.

Kevin was passionate about sharing the Truth of Christ with teens. He volunteered with Youth for Christ in many capacities and used his self-taught music skills on the guitar and banjo to help minister the Gospel. He was a member of Lexington Church of Christ, where he played guitar with the praise band.

He is survived by sons Adam Miller of Lexington, Levi Miller and Zachary Miller both of Columbus; a brother Neil Miller of Mansfield and supportive sister Mariann (Fred) McFarland of Mansfield who were with him to the very end; nieces and nephews Aaron Miller, Mignon Miller, Andrew McFarland, Rebekah Davis, Sarah Jacobs; aunts Martha Miller of Mansfield, Miriam Rader of California and Sandy Rader of Lexington and an uncle the Rev. Charles Rader of Newark.

His parents have preceded him in death.

A private graveside service will be held in Shauck Cemetery. Though no public service will be held, the family requests that you celebrate Kevin’s life with a fond memory in your heart. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the family.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Converge Worldwide, a ministry Kevin supported, for his life-long friends: Steve & Barb Wilkinson, International Workers. Contributions may also be made to Steam Corners United Methodist Church. Forward contributions to Snyder Funeral Home, PO Box 3085, Mansfield, OH 44904.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Kevin’s family. Send them a message of sympathy at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Adam, Levi, Zach & Family ~

    I am sorry to learn of your dad’s recent passing. I taught with Kevin for many years & remember him as a quiet, gentle man whose love of music was evident whenever he played his guitar for his students.

    May you smile often as you share your memories with each other during this time.

    God bless,

    ~ Shelley Barber

  • So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Thank the Lord for His grace in making Kevin whole once again. He will be missed. I have thought of hom so often over the years with many fond memories. Love to you, Mariann, for all you did for him.

  • Adam, Levi, Zach and family, Kevin was my 5th grade teacher, a member of the Worship team at my Church, my landlord and my friend. I know he is home now with his Father and happy. I pray for God to bless you guys and bring peace and comfort to you.

  • My condolences to Kevin’s entire family. I feel so very sorry for your loss, while at the same time, rejoicing that Kevin has received his ultimate healing and is in the glorious presence of Jesus, our Lord. I pray your family will be filled with God’s comfort and peace at this time.

  • Condolences to our neighbors growing up on Steam Corners Road. You were a wonderful family to call neighbors and friends. My deepest sympathy.

  • Mariann and family,

    No matter how much time went by, if I saw him in Lexington, he would always stop and say hi and we would share news of our families.

    My deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • A wonderful picture of Kevin, and how I shall remember him from our many years of teaching together at Eastern. He was a man who stayed true to his faith and hope in the Lord Jesus, and now is rewarded with forever wholeness in the presence of our Savior. Praying peace upon you. Most sincerely, Nancy Sowers Krieger

  • A wonderful picture of Kevin, and how I shall remember him from our many years of teaching together at Eastern. He was a man who stayed true to his faith and hope in the Lord Jesus, and now is rewarded with forever wholeness in the presence of our Savior. Praying peace upon you. Most sincerely,

  • Mariann and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I don’t know if I knew Kevin while I lived in Lexington, which is my loss. From what others have said, he sounded like a great guy! He will be missed by many. You can be assured that those who are Christ’s will be with Him in Heaven upon leaving this mortal body and will one day receive our glorified bodies and reign with Him in Heaven for eternity. We who are Christ’s will see each other again, surrounded by God’s glory.

  • I was saddened to learn of Kevin’s passing. Please know that your family members ate in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Barb Whitney Earles
    Class of 1969

  • We are so saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to all of his family members.