Monday, February 27, 2012

Richard L. Miller (February 24, 2012)

Richard "Rick" L. Miller, 52, of New Madison, passed away on February 24, 2012 at Reid Hospital in Richmond. Rick was born in Greenville on May 17, 1959 to Melvin Miller and the late Martha (Sell) Emrick-Miller.

Rick is a 1977 graduate of Tri Village High School. He loved being in nature, enjoyed photography, music, fishing, sports and was an avid mushroom hunter. Rick worked at Creative Cabinets as a cabinet maker for several years. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy. Rick helped remodel the log cabin at Shawnee Prairie Reserve and visited there often.

In addition to his father, Rick is survived by his wife Cheryl (Blair) Miller; step father, Dick Emrick; four daughters, Chasity Shumaker of Greenville, Jessica Miller of New Madison, Ashley and husband Jamison Lovett of New Madison and Michelle and husband Eric Koontz of New Madison; two step daughters Danielle Bailey and Brittney Bailey; two step sons, Chad Clevenger and Derrick Clevenger; nine grandchildren, Madeline, Audrey, Kolten, Aiden, Hailey, Nataleigh, Ellaina, Hayli and Isaak; two brothers, Don and wife Nancy Miller of New Madison and Steve and wife Connie Miller of Greenville and one sister, Sue Miller of Colorado.

In addition to his mother, Rick is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katelyn Shumaker.

There will be a Celebration of Rick's Life at 5 PM on March 10, 2012 at the Shawnee Prairie Reserve in Greenville. The family will receive friends from 3 - 5 PM. The family request the dress for the celebration be casual as Rick was a casual man. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Shawnee Prairie reserve or the Darke County Cancer Society in honor of Rick's life.

Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to