John W. Miller, Sr.

John MillerJohn, 77, of Lansing, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 19, 2022.  He was the son of Wilson Franklin and Anna Viola (Jessmore) Miller.  John retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers after 20 years of service to his country including three tours in Vietnam. He also retired from General Properties (Lansing Mall) after leaving the Army.  As a young man, John achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.

He is survived by his children: daughters Stefanie J. (Shawn) Miller-Gethicker, Patty H. Miller, and son John W. Miller, Jr.  He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren, two sisters-in-law: Kim Miller and Bernadette Doebler-Miller, and brother-in-law Ron Drake, Sr. and many extended family and longtime friend Judy Gamon.  John was preceded in death by his brothers Sonny (Uri) and Wesley and sisters Louise Miller and Margaret Drake.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2022, with funeral to immediately follow at 11:00 a.m., at Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, 2121 Cedar Street, Holt, Michigan.  Interment with military honors will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McLaren Hospice.

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Connie Swix
December 6, 2022 at 7:47 pm

Gordon and I are extremely saddened to read of John’s death. We live on Judy’s street and have had lunches with our “senior group” since 2013. John was special and we were so pleased to have him join our block each month. He will be missed. John and Judy were so dedicated to each other and it was a joy to see them together.. Our hearts ache for his friends and family.


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