Don Edward Miller, 77, of Clay City, passed away at Regional Hospital at 3:12 p.m. January 18, 2006, following a battle with cancer.
He was born in Clay County September 18, 1928, to Emery P. and Hallie (Marshall) Miller.
He served in the Army, during the Korean War, in the 24th Division. He then began working in construction, building grain elevators. Don helped to build the grain elevator at Griffith Feed and Grain, now Howesville Farm Supply. He also worked for Griffith Feed and Grain and Bias Feed and Grain from which he retired due to failing health. Don also farmed in the Clay City area for many years.
On December 31, 1958, he married Betty (Reedy) Miller. Don was a member of the Clay City American Legion and attended the New Hope Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Norma Jean Eaglin.
Survivors include his wife; son J.D. Miller and wife Katrina of Bowling Green; daughter Jada Bell and husband Jeff of Clay City; grandchildren Skyler Miller, Colton Miller, Dane Miller, all of Bowling Green; Whitney Butts and Jesse Freeman, of Clay City; two stepgrandchildren Mallory Bell and Emily Bell both of Riley; three brothers Max Miller and wife Sharon of Clay City; Jay Miller of Clay City; George Miller and Wife Martha of Worthington; three sisters Joan Wright of Coal City; Nettie Lou Rentschler and husband Merl of Plainfield; and Margaret Flater and husband Jim of Coatsville; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home Sunday January 21, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Nathan Couch officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Association.
Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.