April 16, 1937 ~ March 1, 2017
John (Johnny) Miller
John Miller passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at home in Redondo Beach, California. He was born April 16, 1937 in Frankfort Missouri to the late Henry and Esther Miller. He grew up in Louisiana Missouri and was a proud member of the Grassy Creek Baptist Church. John worked for Gillette Paper Mate for 30 years before retiring at the age of 63. He was a very industrious man and did not let retirement stop him. He obtained his general contractor's license and maintained a very successful home improvement business until last year. There was not anything he could not fix. He was a proud Marine who flew his flag with honor and pride. John became an avid runner late in his life and completed 11 Los Angeles marathons and numerous other runs throughout the Beach communities.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Shirley: three daughters Debra of Oregon, Christine and Nancy of Redondo Beach; a son Jeffrey of Palos Verdes; granddaughter Tiffany; grandson Reece and great-grandson Alexander. He is also survived by brothers Melvin and wife Vanessa of Georgia, Marion Roy of Missouri and Esther Sue and husband Larry of Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Edger, Lloyd, Darrell Wayne, Raymond (Junior), Ralph, Virgil, and sister Mary Lee Baker in addition to his father and mother- in-law Alfred and Ruth Zeto. He is also survived by his sister-in- law, brother-in- law; Loretta and Roy Walls and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will have a gathering to celebrate his life on March 5th. A future celebration will take place this summer in Missouri, the place he was raised and that he loved. God Bless you and peace be with you Daddy.
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