Jesse “Ragweed” Richard Miller, 94, of Greenville, Ohio, formerly of Hollansburg, Ohio, passed away in the early hours of Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville.
He was born January 1, 1926, in Palestine, Ohio, to the late Jesse Andrew and Alma (Stephens) Miller.
In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by his wife, Jane (Campanale) Miller, whom he married August 4, 1951; his grandson, Derick Miller; his son, Jack Miller; and his siblings, Joan Laux and Robert Miller.
Jesse was an outdoorsman and enjoyed all aspects of it. From being a steward of the land to helping others out, Jesse never knew a stranger. As a lifetime farmer, he enjoyed spending his springs, summers, and falls on the farm. During the winter and his down times, Jesse worked for Whittington Produce in Glen Karn and for Frank Girberts. He liked to cut and burn wood and tend to his garden, which he gave most of it to others.
Jesse honorably served our nation during the World War II era as a member of the Army Air Corps in Japan. He was a member of the Hollansburg American Legion, Post 708, the Greenville VFW, and was a 20 plus year member of Friendship Church in rural Darke County.
Jesse is survived by his children, Jesse Miller and his wife, Vickie, of Hollansburg, Cavela Schneider and her husband, Michael, of Lexington, Indiana, and John Miller and his wife, Terry, of Greenville; his grandchildren, Beth Ann Kane of Dayton, Ohio, Sarah Miller of Dayton, Jacky and his wife, Katie, of Dayton, John Schneider and his wife, Rachel, of Canton, Ohio, Thomas Schneider and his wife, Morgan, of Rockwell, North Carolina, David Schneider and his wife, Katie, of Madison, Indiana, Austin Miller and his wife, Brittany, of Crestview, Florida, and Ashton Miller of New Paris, Ohio; his 13 great grandchildren; his sister, Frances Myers of Greenville; and his sister-in-law, Marion Smith of Greenville.
A celebration of Jesse’s life will take place at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus. A live-stream of the service will be available at www.facebook.com/tributefuneralhomes. Burial, with full military honors conducted by the Greenville Honor Guard, will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery.
The family will be receiving guest on Wednesday from 12 noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences and Hugs From Homes may be left with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com