MILLER, Joseph Oakley "Joe", 72, of Bloomingdale, OH, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Trinity West.
He was born July 23, 1940, in Bloomingdale, OH, the son of the late Harry O. and Margaret M. Sponhaltz Miller.
Joe was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose Temple, and a sister, Virginia June Dayton.
Joe retired from Wheeling- Pittsburgh Steel Co. after 32 years of service in the Fire & Safety Dept. He was a member of Bloomingdale U. M. Church; honorary 4H Advisor; assistant Boy Scout leader; former Bloomingdale Fire Chief & Police Chief; listed in the 1974 edition of Who's Who in Ohio; Wayne Twp. Senior Citizens and operated Miller's Auctioneer Service.
He is survived by his wife, Viola Ann "Vi" Thomas Miller; sons, Joseph W. (Carrie) Miller of Bloomingdale, OH and Kent C. (Melissa) Miller of Columbus, OH; daughter, Penny Lynn (Rodney) Schlickeisen of Temple, TX; five grandchildren, Jesse and Jacob MacGregor, Joe M., Amber D. and Seth C. Miller; four great grandchildren; four brothers, Arthur, John (Marge), George (Mary) and Orty (Jean) Miller and a sister, Mary Carman.
Friends may call at DunlopeShorac Funeral Home, Wintersville, on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where a funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Charles Mehl and Rev. Deborah Kellar officiating. Burial at Bloomingdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Bloomingdale U. M. Church or Disabled American Veterans.
Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.