Jerry Lee Miller, 59, of rural Fayette, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 8, 2014, at his home. He was born November 11, 1954, in Wauseon, OH, to the late Lloyd and Sara (Geesey) Miller.
Jerry graduated from Gorham Fayette High School Class of 1975, and was a life-long resident of Fayette. In his younger years, one of his lambs received the recognition of Grand Champion at the Fulton County Fair. Jerry worked as a library aide at the Normal Memorial Library in Fayette for over 25 years, and many will remember his quiet and smiling personality. Jerry enjoyed riding his lawn mower, smashing cans, and playing cards. He took great pride in the various cars he owned through the years, and loved spending time with his family.
Surviving are his sister, Nancy (Jeff) Figy of Fayette; five nieces and nephews, Stephenie Lester-Homan (and John Wentworth) of Liberty Center, OH, Spencer Lester (and Jackie Rufenacht) of Archbold, OH, Shawn Lester of Fayette, Jenna (Andrew) Beaverson of Fayette, and Haley (Justin) Bentley of Archbold; nine great-nieces and nephews; and his best friend and canine companion, Jake.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Shirley Miller.
A funeral service for Jerry will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity, OH. The family will receive friends for a visitation Tuesday evening, from 5-8 p.m.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may direct memorial donations in Jerry’s honor to the Gorham Fayette Fire Department or the Normal Memorial Library.
Friends can share condolences and memories with the family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.