Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ezra D. Miller (April 18, 2010)

Ezra David Miller, 84, of Greenville passed away April 18, 2010 at Gade Nursing Home. Dave was born April 5, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio to the late Ezra I. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Martin) Miller.

Dave was a 1944 graduate of Gettysburg High School. He worked faithfully for many years as a feed salesman for Keller Feed and Grain. Dave liked working with many different types of animals and enjoyed tending to his garden. He spent much of his retirement traveling and enjoying life, and was a member of Oakland Church of the Brethren. Dave served his country honorably as a member of the United States Army serving in Tokyo and the Philippines liberation during WWII and was honored for his efforts with several service medals.

In addition to his parents, Dave is preceded in death by his wife, Mabel (Bartram) Miller in 1989; two brothers, Alvin James Miller and a brother in infancy; three sisters, Donna Miller, Lucy Kay Martin, and Betty Ann Miller.

Dave is survived by longtime friend Jerome and Yvonne Hoschour of Bradford; four brothers, William O. and June Miller of Bradford, Adrian and Grace Miller of Bradford, Norman and Deloris Miller of Greenville, and Marvin and Marilyn Miller of Bradford; two sisters, Marcia M. Miller of Greenville, and Shirley and Jim Smith of New Madison; one brother- in-law, Joe L. Martin of Greenville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will receive guests on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 from 5 – 7 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A celebration of life funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 10:30 AM also at the funeral home with the Rev. Bradly Martin being asked to officiate. A veteran tribute will follow in Greenmound Cemetery with the Darke County Honor Guard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Darke County Cancer Society or to the Darke County Honor Guard. Condolences may be sent to the family at Services are entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison.