Phillip Ray Miller
September 15, 1949 ‒ April 07, 2016
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.