Virgil A. Miller passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Alliance Community Care Center at the age of 96. He was born April 28, 1922 to the late John and Lydia (Schmucker) Miller in the same house he lived in all his life. Virgil attended Louisville High School and worked as a smoke jumper in Missoula, Montana for a year in 1945. He returned to Ohio shortly thereafter to continue in the family business, Miller’s Greenhouse and Cider Mill. He owned and operated the business from 1950 to 1977. In 1977 he started a tree farm business in Carrollton which he owned until his retirement in 2004. During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, one of Virgil’s prize Christmas trees was chosen to be sent and displayed at the White House. Virgil loved to watch flowers, vegetables and trees grow. Following his retirement, Virgil enjoyed traveling and visited many countries. He was a member of Beech Mennonite Church, American Legion Post #548 and the Louisville Eagles. Virgil will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He lived a great, long life and taught his family many important things. Virgil knew how to have fun and loved the time he spent with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughters, Paula Paquelet and Glenda (Bob) Neely; grandchildren, Scot (Betsy) Lucas and Amy (Kraig) Schneider; great-grandchildren, Drew, Evan, Trey, Reed and Lola, Nicole (Neely), Michelle (Neely) Dershaw, their extended family and friend, Richard Lucas.
In addition to his parents, Virgil is preceded in death by sisters Beulah (Paul) Mast, Blanche (Forrest) Miller and Grace Miller; son-in-law, Richard F. Paquelet and several nieces and nephews.
Virgil’s family will receive friends Friday from 5-7 pm and Saturday morning from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Services will be held Saturday at 11:00 am at the funeral home with Pastor Matt Reed officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Beech Mennonite Improvement Fund, 10037 Easton Street NE, Louisville, Ohio 44641 or Alliance Hospice, 2461 W. State Street, Suite “E”, Alliance, Ohio 44601. Condolences can be shared with the family at www.paqueletfalk.com.
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