Daniel E. 'Gene' Miller Sr.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Daniel E. (Gene) Miller Sr., 83, of Spencer, passed away at IU Bloomington Health Hospital on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Gene was born on Dec. 20, 1932 to John W. and Eula M. (Kimbrough) Miller, in Edgar, Ill.

Gene married E. Jeannine Johnson, on July 27, 1952, in Terre Haute.

Gene was a building trades teacher, retiring from Area 30 Vocational School in Greencastle.

He was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash on June 19, 2002.

Gene was a long-time member of the Spencer Church of Christ, Carpenters Local Union 133 and belonged to the Indiana State Teachers Association.

Gene is survived by his daughters, Deana (Steve) Stickels and Denise Miller both of Spencer; sons Paul David (Susan) Miller of Spencer, Dennis (Pam) Miller of Spencer, Dwight (Julie) Miller of Laporte, Teaxas, Don (Margo) Miller of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Drew (Karla) Miller of Spencer; daughter-in-law Opal Miller of Spencer; sister Patsy Jackson of St. Louis; brother Charles (Remola) Miller of Terre Haute; sister-in-law Catherine Miller of Seelyville; 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both parents, his wife, son Daniel E. Miller Jr., brothers Floyd Miller, Kenneth Miller and John W. Miller Jr. and sister Berniece Trump.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, Spencer, with Bro. Gary Fiscus, Bro. Bill Pierce, Bro. Mike Davis and Bro. Michael Summers officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com.