Miller, Jerry

Jerry Lee Miller, 59, of rural Fayette, Ohio, died March 8, 2014, at his home.

He was born Nov. 11, 1954, in Wauseon, Ohio, to the late Lloyd and Sara (Geesey) Miller.

Jerry graduated from Gorham Fayette High School in 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 more than 25 years and is remembered for 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.

He is survived by a sister, Nancy (and Jeff) Figy of Fayette; five nieces and nephews, Stephenie Lester-Homan (and John Wentworth) of Liberty Center, Ohio, Spencer Lester (and Jackie Rufenacht) of Archbold, Ohio, Shawn Lester of Fayette, Jenna (and Andrew) Beaverson of Fayette, and Haley (and Justin) Bentley of Archbold; and nine great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Shirley Miller.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with Pastor Paul Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Floral Grove Cemetery in West Unity, Ohio. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial donations are suggested to the Gorham Fayette Fire Department or the Normal Memorial Library.