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.