Phillip Ray Miller

September 15, 1949 ‒ April 07, 2016

Delaware, Ohio

Rhillip and Mikki Miller

Phillip R. Miller born in Portsmouth, Ohio September 15th, 1949 to, Gerald & Ailene Miller.

Phil lived much of his youth in West Jefferson Ohio. In 1958, at the young age of 9 in decided that his dedication to Jehovah God was most important to him which led to his baptism. He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 58 years. His father Jerry and mother Ailene with siblings Sue, Jim, Tim, and Marylou all spent many hours helping others to learn about their great God Jehovah in their preaching work. Family vacations included camping and attending large spiritual conventions. All of this activity built Great faith in God and in his wonderful promises.

In 1968 at age 19 he married the love of his life Mikki Nedostup and they have enjoyed over 47 years together. That same year he began a career building cars for General Motors in Columbus and continued for 30 years. Soon after starting this career his first son Tony was born in 1969. Meanwhile his focus was still fixed on helping others inside and outside the congregation and his family. His dedication lead him to help others as a congregation elder which he did for 20 years or more. He helped others tirelessly day and night. Over the years Jason, Heather, Jonathan, and Merrisa were born, and Phil helped his children learn how wonderful life is when used in service to their Heavenly Father. He continued this pattern as the grandkids came, Skylar and Hannah, Olivia and Meridie.

Life and old age brought its challenges as his health started a downward spiral in 2010, he began kidney dialysis that same year. He struggled with treatments almost six years, while his wife Mikki cared for him day after day and night after night, through many visits to hospitals and dialysis treatments. He was in good spirits throughout his struggle. He told many of his faith and love of his God.

If you knew Phil he was your buddy and you were his. He and his wife enjoyed his last day together, his last meal was his favorite, a ham and cheese omelet. He died suddenly at home on April 7, 2016. We will deeply miss our buddy and Jehovah’s friend, and eagerly wait to see him again. In his faith he was confident in his hope of a resurrection. His one desire was for all to benefit from this wonderful hope! Visit jw.org to learn more about it.

A memorial service will be held at Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 3102 Baker Rd, Delaware, OH 43015, on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm.

Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware are assisting the family.

 

  • Iam so sorry to hear of such a great loss ! He was such a wonderful man ! He will be missed !

  • Iam so sorry to hear of such a great loss ! He was such a wonderful man ! He will be missed !

  • I have great memories of going to the Miller’s every week and Phil putting up with us girls. I was saddened to hear of the family’s loss and my family and I look forward to the time when we all will get to welcome him back. We love you and will be praying for all of you during this terribly saddening time.

  • Such a Shocking loss. But so glad he taught me about our heavenly father Jehovah. He will be missed greatly. He is resting from a long struggle but Always joking around even when he was at his sickest days on dialysis. Hope we get to see all his and our friends on Saturday April 16th and get to hear more stories. Please tell all the friends they are welcome and hope they can make it.
    Many of our Dear loved ones will one day hear the call that our Heavenly father so desires to do.

  • So sorry to hear this about Phillip. He was a good husband, father and spiritual brother. Condolences from our family to yours. Bonnie and Rex Rudolph

  • I did not have the privilege of knowing brother Phillip Miller personally,by knowing his son Jason, he must have been a man of wonderful qualities. I do know that death is an enemy and soon, death will be swallowed up forever. And how thankful we are for the resurrection hope. When all those in God’s memory will enjoy perfection in paradise.

  • Phil was good at his job never tiring of getting one over on you, or trying to. Miller’s were not good about talking about their feelings, but he showed by his actions that you were part of his family. Family was very important to phil.so for now you rest my brother, but I probably owe you one so watch out when you awake, but I better be careful you will probably going to be able to outrun me then! Have a good nap, see you soon!

  • With a deep saddeness I will miss my last sibling. Never again in this world will I be called Lil sis. I hope and prayer the end comes soon so I can welcome all of my family back. Now we all must keep strong to witness their return. Thank Jehovah for all his provisions. My love to the whole family. See you soon.

  • Mikki, so very sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. He always had a smile and he will be missed. We missed you as neighbors next door to the Clark family. Please know that we are praying for your family’s comfort.
    God bless,
    Deana Hoppe, Summer Clark, and Greg and Charlynn Clark

  • Finally you are at peace Daddy. I’ll never forget you teaching me to ride my bike without training wheels, all the cars we worked on in the field behind the house, chewing on your shirt while you watched a football game & all the times we would fight over who got to play the Nintendo 64 next. You were a great man & words cannot not express how much I love you. You loved unconditionally & I pray that one day I can be half the person you were.

  • My heart goes out to you Mikki. Such a shock. Kelli met me when I came thru the door. She knew I would have asked where Phil was. Didn’t know the children but my heart goes out to them also. Will say an extra prayer for all of you. Take care, Peggy

  • What I love most about you dad, was the spiritual heritage and sense of humor he left me. I will always cherish his jokes and teasing me. No matter how bad he felt he joked and share his faith with others. So glad you aren’t suffering anymore dad. You looked so peaceful when I kissed you goodbye for the last time. I can’t wait to kiss you when you wake up! See you in paradise dad!

    Your Hedge.

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. We look forward to seeing our loved ones soon and see the fulfillment of Jehovah’s promise to do away with death. Rev 21:3,4. The family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • I’m sorry to hear about the loss of Phillip. It’s hard to see our loved ones suffering and eventually succumb to his age old enemy death. We know that Phillip is in Jehovahs memory and we will get to laugh and talk about everything that he missed in the Paradise. To all the family, you definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We are sad to hear this news. We are praying for Mikki’s and the family’s peace of mind. The words written above ring true and there will be a joyous reunion in the future for all.

  • Both of you were loved and such good friends . You were always there when we needed some encouragement and our dinners together and fun things we did when our children were young lots of good memories and your love for Jehovah was always first such a.good example . Love Terri and Dewayne cochran

  • I am sorry to hear of your families loss. You have raised a wonderful daughter, Heather. She has been a cherished friend to me in this past year.

  • I am so sorry about Phil. I can’t wait for the day Jehovah wakes Phil up and we can tease each other again. He was a good man. Sending my love to all the family.

  • We are so sorry for your family’s loss of your husband and your dad you both have raised a beautiful daughter Heather she’s always been a big help in Circleville congregation our thoughts and prayers are with you and we all have that beautiful hope of seeing and getting to know him and that paradise that Jehovah has promised .

  • Such a deep loss! Phil’s friends and family will all miss him terribly. He never failed to bring smiles to faces with his quick wit. At times like this we are reminded what an enemy death is! But remember Jehovah will miss him too and will not forget all the good he has done. Hang in there!

  • To Jason, and your family,
    It is a sad time when we lose the ones we love, and words usually don’t say enough. But it is a wonderful thing that your Dad Phillip and Mom Mikki did, raising you in Jehovah’s ways.Phillip won’t sleep long, Jehovah longs to hear the prayers of his loved ones again. I am sure Jason you bought that up in a talk, but my heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your Father.

  • I never met or knew Phillip Miller, but have heard a great many stories about him. I can tell he was definitely a caring man, with an awesome sense of humor (as I’ve heard a number of sayings and jokes originating from him). He’s someone who I would enjoy being in his company and knowing. I’m really looking forward to the time where I can come to know my brother, and spend eternity learning more about him. My thoughts and prayers are constantly going out for his family to endure this hardship and look to the time when there will be no more pain.

  • We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle Phillip. He was always one to make you smile no matter how bad he felt. One of the last times I seen him he reminded me so much of Tim that I started to cry, he put his arm around me and said Girl I’m not that ugly lol but you just wait till he is resurrected we will see who the better looking one is. At the family reunion he prayed for the day to come when we would have one big family reunion with all the loved ones we have lost and now we can look forward to Phillip being among those Jehovah brings back to us. Until that time may your happy memories and the love of Jehovah he has given you the knowledge help you through this.

  • Mikki, Heather and Pat, Mary Lou. Tammy, and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to you and your family. We look forward to the time when your family will all be reunited in the future, and to share with Phillip what a big part he and his family had in helping our families come to know and love Jehovah. We love you, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    -The Riddle and Baldwin Family

  • Jason and family.

    Thank you for keeping us informed regarding your loss.
    We are so sorry to hear of it and wish you our condolences.
    From all of the information and testimonials he was a spiritual pillar and very much appreciated.

    Look forward to meeting Phil and hope all can take a look at his example and take it to heart.
    Our love to you Mikki, Jason and all.