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Everett J. Miller

September 11, 1931 — August 31, 2015


Mr. Everett J. Miller, age 83 passed away Monday night, August 31, 2015 just eleven days short of his eighty-fourth birthday. He was born September 11, 1931 in Ponce deLeon the son of Olin Miller and Minnie Lee Johnson Miller. As a teenager he joined the United States Army, served his country in various tours of duty including Viet Nam finally retiring in August of 1974 after twenty four and a half years of service, when he returned back to his home. He worked in the logging industry for a number of years and bought and operated a saw mill, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He planted a garden every year, mainly because he liked riding his tractor. In his later years his favorite past time was “riding the roads” going nowhere in particular. He also enjoyed watching westerns on television. Brother Everett was a member of Glendale Lodge #225 and was the lodge’s first life time member. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Lee Spears Miller, his brothers, J. C., Edwin and Ezra Miller and his sisters, Nancy and Evidee.

Among survivors are his children, Bowers Zion Miller, Mary Ann Sewell and husband Frank, Lois Jean Jordan and husband Jessie. His grandchildren, Wendy and husband David, Jessica, Kayla and Heather. One great grandchild, Ashlyn. His brothers, Cordell Miller and wife Gail, Cordosia Miller and Olen Miller, Jr. His sister, Sylvia Stewart and husband Billy. A brother-in-law, Jake Spears and his sisters-in-law, Shirley Spears, Mae Miller and Betty Jo Miller.

Flowers are being accepted. A time of visitation will be Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 9 until 10 A.M. in Jerry Evans Chapel with the funeral beginning at 10 A.M. with Reverend Wilbur Williams officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Miller Family Cemetery, Highway 185 North, Ponce deLeon, Florida. (For local folks, turn off of 83 North onto the Leonia Highway and look for the “Hay For Sale” sign on the right, it is down in that pasture)
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