Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Ernie Lee Miller, 58, of Celina, Ohio, formerly of Middletown, Ohio, died Thursday afternoon, January 5, 2017, at Mercer Health in Coldwater, Ohio.
He was born October 28, 1958, the son of Ernie and Phoebe (Prichard) Miller, both who preceded him in death. Ernie had retired from General Electric in Centerville, Ohio, as General Manager. On February 20, 2010, he married Jennifer Rutledge, and she survives in Celina.
He was a member of New Start Church of God in Celina, Ohio, and was a veteran of the United States Army. Ernie enjoyed building models and also refurnishing furniture. Most of all he loved spending time with his family - his wife Jennifer, his children, and his grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Jennifer, are three sons: Lee Miller and Michael Miller, both of Middletown, Ohio and Jeremy Miller of Van Wert, Ohio; and 5 grandchildren: Shyanne, Kaylynn, Michael, Ryan, and Lilly Miller. Three sisters survive: Janice and Joyce Miller, both of Middletown, Ohio, and Carol (Larry) Bowling, of Franklin, Ohio. Ernie's father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bob and Kathy Rutledge survive in Celina, Ohio.
Deceased are two brothers, Dale and Charles Miller.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford, Ohio, with Pastor John Mobley officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, with the Eichar-De Curtins VFW Celina Post 5713 providing military graveside rites.
Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service on Monday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com.