Donald E. Miller of Louisville passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family December 12, 2019 at the age of 79. He was born January 9, 1940 in Kimberly, WV to Ester and Jasper Miller. Don loved everything outdoors – hunting, fishing, camping, or just watching the sunset and listening to the birds sing. He loved traveling with his wife across the country, telling stories about his childhood, and especially loved doing anything and everything with his grandchildren. Each of his children, Cecilia, Rhonda, Connie and Don, held a special place in his heart. He made each person feel like they were the center of his world for those brief moments of conversation together. He never met a stranger and made everyone he came in contact with feel like family. He retired in 2002 from a lifelong career as a mechanic and a member of the I.U.O.E.
He is survived by the one and only love of his life for 58 years Elaine; daughters, Cecilia (Bill) Ryan, Rhonda (John) McQuilkin and Connie (Daryl) McCarty; son, Donald (Angela) Miller; grandchildren, Caitlin (Daniel) Dickerson, Erin (Austin) Jones, Jennifer (Michel Roberts) Ryan, Jacob (Shea) McQuilkin, Jordan (Alyx) McQuilkin, Jeremy McQuilkin, Joshua McQuilkin, Falon (Bill) Steiner, Elaina (Denver) Coblentz, Daryl (Mackenzie) McCarty, Madison Miller, McKenzie Miller, Miranda (Jimmy) Byrd and Brittany (Emon Dozier) Curlutu; eleven great grandchildren with 2 on the way; brother, Carroll Gene Miller of Grafton WV and brother Allen Dean Miller of Bluffton SC, and nieces and nephews too numerous to count.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Esther Miller; father, Jasper Miller; nephew, Rick Miller, and sister-in-law, Virginia Miller.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 4-7 pm at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. The family encourages everyone to join in celebrating Don’s life. Following the memorial service, a reception will be held at Foltz Community Center from 7-10 pm. Friends and family are asked to share a meal and a memory, as a tribute to a man that holds a special place in so many of our hearts.
I always enjoyed Don’s sense of humor, kindness and laughter on bus trips. It was obvious to all how deeply he loved his family and didn’t hesitate to show it. Rest in peace Don.
Literally the most wonderful man to ever grace my life. He always had a smile,hug,story for everyone. He made everyone feel part of the family. A family I’m grateful to have been and still be a part of. His legacy lives on thru all of his children, grandkids, great grandkids, and everyone he came in contact with. Love and prayers to all who were blessed to know him.
To many great memories in the 10 years I knew him. Thanks for always making me and my family feel like family. You will be missed Don Sr.
Don, you will be missed a lot.
Your humor and your kindness meant the world to us.
Rest in peace.
Don, You will be missed forever. Can not believe – you are gone.
Your humor and kindness will not be forgotten.
Rest in Peace.