Michael A. Miller Sr.

January 26, 1959 ‒ July 07, 2016

Gambier, Ohio

Michael A. Miller Sr, age 57, of Gambier, OH, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Gambier, OH.  He was born on January 26, 1959 in Mansfield, OH, to the late Richard and Marilyn (Corn) Miller-Keinath. 

Michael was a people person and could make friends with anyone that he met.  He loved cars, working on cars, and mowing whenever he had time.  Michael was employed at Yoder Auto Body and Collision in Gambier.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Miller; sons, Michael (Terry) Miller Jr. of El Paso, TX, and Hunter Folk of Gambier, OH; daughters, Tonya (Rich) Trujillo of Chicago, IL, Nicole Lopez of Butler, OH, and Kitara Miller of Gambier, OH; 5 grandchildren; brothers, Mark Miller of Mansfield, OH, and Randy (Linda) Miller of Mansfield, OH; sisters, Cynthia Miller of Mansfield, OH, and Diana Slusher of Mansfield, OH; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.   

Besides his parents, Michael is preceded in death by a brother, Richard Miller and a sister, Debra Miller. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 4 PM at the New Gilford United Methodist Church; 32411 St. Rt. 541 Walhonding, OH, 43843. 

To view this obituary or leave the family a memory, visit:  www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Michael A. Miller Sr.

  • Uncle mike words can’t express how much I will miss u I still can’t believe u are gone it breaks my heart that u are no longer here on earth I will miss ur laugh smile sense of humor and ur willingness to help others when they needed it I will always remember u and the memories love and miss u ur neice laura(miller) Lester

  • Love and miss u uncle mike neice laura Lester husband Herman lesterjr great neice and great nephew haylee lester and grant Lester

  • Jenn my deepest sympathy to you and the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Michael, you were such a blessing in so many ways I can’t count. Always ready to lend a hand and give of yourself and expect nothing in return. You could bring a smile in any situation and I guess I will never understand why you left so soon. You will be missed by one and all, may you rest in peace.

  • I am glad I met you in my life because special people always leave a tangible sign on us and I will never forget you. You left us too soon and I pray for you to find peace and light.

    Many will miss you. My thought go out to those who remain whose hearts you touched in special ways and who are now suffering from their loss.

  • Jenn & Kitara
    Our deepest sympathies for your loss.
    People come in to our lives for a reason.
    We don’t always know why they leave.
    Michael always made me laugh and gave me a sense of calm. Never knew he would make me
    Michael…sending you Peace

  • Luciana e Giampiero Bicini
    12 Luglio 2016

    Jenn e Kitar

    Non abbiamo parole per dire quanto ci dispiace. Vi siamo vicini con le nostre preghiere. Riposi in pace.

  • I didn’t know Mike very well. His mother, Marilyn, was my dad’s (Frank Allen) niece. Dad was closer to Bob, his half-brother, than any other of his family. Dad especially loved his Children and their children. I have great sympathy for Mike’s family members and I will be praying for them during their time of grief and sorrow. May God Bless the family and may His grace get you through this!

  • Jenn im so sorry for your loss Mike was a good soul always made me smile he will be missed greatly Prayers are with you and your family

    We seen a rainbow the day you left. A sign that heavens gates opened, so that you may rest! You’ll be missed. Love! Mark

  • Mike, I never got to know you, but your brother’s I do know are super people. May you find your way to heaven for ever lasting peace. Prayers for you and your family. May you rest in peace. God bless you and your family.

  • My heart goes out to you Mike’s family with his sudden passing. I knew Mike when we were just kids. I went to Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church. Mike was always smiling. That’s the thing I remember about him most. That and when I knew Jesus was calling my name to accept Him as my Savior, I asked Mike to go to the altar with me the next night because I was scared and didn’t want to go alone. He was more than willing to do that! Unlike some teens who would have been embarrassed. What a great guy he was! Needless to say the next evening when that invitation was given I didn’t wait on Mike, I literally ran down that aisle and gave my heart to Christ. What a day of rejoicing it will be when we see Mike again in Heaven. May God comfort you his family and the hearts of ALL who loved him.

  • When I reach the top,
    Who shall greet me there,
    But those beloved ones
    Who went before me
    May you rest in peace and have the comfort of God to watch over you. You will be missed. Love ya Cyndie