James E. Miller, 64
Posted on November 26, 2012
James E. “Jim” Miller, 64, of Huntington, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2012, at his residence.
Jim was born Oct. 3, 1948, in Wells County, to William H. and Ramona Jean (Sills) Miller. He was united in marriage to Gloria Ann Ballard, in Huntington, July 27, 1990; she survives.
Jim worked for many years as a milk route driver for Schenkel’s Dairy. He had served on the Huntington County Sheriff’s Reserves and was a member of the National Rifle Association.
He was a 1967 graduate of Bluffton High School. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from April 4, 1967, until Oct. 1, 1971, earning the rank of corporal, serving in Vietnam from December 1967 through May 1968. Jim received a number of military citations and medals, including the National Defense Service Medal; the Vietnam Service Medal with one star; the Vietnam Campaign Medal; the Presidential Unit Citation; the Combat Action Ribbon; the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry and he also received a Purple Heart. He later served two years in the Army National Guard as a Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion Post 85 and the VFW Post 2689.
Additional surviving relatives include two daughters, Sabrina Wetzel of Naples, Fla., and Regina Harrison of Markle; two stepsons, Herbert Yoder of Houston, Texas, and Steven Yoder of Huntington; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Yoder of Huntington; four grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; four brothers, Steven Miller of Huntington, William Miller of Perris, Calif., Rick Miller of Greenwood, and Tim Miller of Ossian; and one sister, Joyce Thompson of Carthage.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Miller.
Funeral Services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, with Pastor Bob Herman officiating. Burial is in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Huntington, IN.
Online condolences: www.myersfuneralhomes.com
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