George T. Miller, 87, of Georgetown, passed away at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Presence USMC, Danville.
He was born July 30, 1930, the son of Joseph and Jesse (McMillan) Miller.
He was united in marriage to Virgene L. Neuman on March 16, 1956, in Danville, Ill. She preceded him in death.
George was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Korea. He worked as a welder and crane operator for ESCO for 35 years. George enjoyed going fishing with his family in Kentucky, playing Cribbage, and hunting for mushrooms and ginseng.
George was a great builder, building chairs, birdhouses and cradles for his grandchildren. He was a devoted father and grandfather and his family will cherish the memories of his wonderful storytelling and the stories he kept alive from the past. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
George is survived by his children, Ken (Debbie) Miller of Ridge Farm and Brenda (Roger) Coon of Georgetown; his grandchildren, Megan, Kristi, Joe, John, Mark and George; his great-grandchildren, Jacob, Tatum, Tristan, Shaylie, Shelby, Kendra, Karli, Trent, Turner, Aubree, Keirra, Grayson, Harvey, Tristan, Dakota and Gracie; his siblings, Maxine Scott, Josephine Doan, Harley (Sandra) Miller and Linda (Greg) Christenson; his brother-in-law, Richard Neuman; and his sister-in-law, Dolores Sprague. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Bill Miller, Jim Miller and Paul Miller; his sister, Pat McCormick; and infant sister, Thelma.
A celebration of George's life will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West St., Georgetown, with Patti Wise officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Pleasant Mound Cemetery, Georgetown with military rites conducted by the American Legion Dornblaser Post 203.
Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 3, 2017