DEGRAFF — Jerry W. Miller, 70, of DeGraff, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his residence. He was born in Scott County, Tenn. on May, 10, 1943, to the late James William and Myrtle May (Dowker) Miller. On Dec. 23, 1976, in Piqua, he married Patty A. Dotson. She survives.
In addition to his wife, Jerry is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy W. and Gary Parker; four grandchildren, Davvid A. Brandt, Jessica M. Brandt, Christopher Parker, and Madison Parker; two step grandchildren, Alexis L. Parker and Logan R. Parker; two brothers, James L. Miller of New Carlisle and Gordon Miller of Tennessee; two sisters, Loran Davis of Tennessee and Dorthy Setters of Franklin; father-in-law, James T. Dotson of DeGraff; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Charles C. Miller, Alvin T. Miller, Leland C. Miller, Lonnie R. Miller, Roger A. Miller and Larry C. Miller; one sister:,Ellen Miller; and his mother-in-law, Wamena Dotson.
Jerry proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Burrville Forest Ranger and a volunteer firefighter in Tennessee. Jerry was a truck driver and traveled all over the United States. He worked several places including manufacturing Model Homes in Oregon, Ray Jax Manufacturing, Tipp City, West Market Sohio, Troy and Kimberly Clark-Brown Bridge, Troy. Jerry was a pro wrestler in training know as "Flying Dutchman" in Oregon. He wrestled alongside his partner Jimmy "Superfly" Snooka. Jerry was a wonderful father and grandfather.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, at Riverside Cemetery Chapel, Troy, with the Rev. Philip Chilcote officiating. Family and friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the Chapel. Arrangements are being handled by Baird Funeral Home, Troy.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Baird Funeral Home, 555 N. Market St., Troy, OH 45373 to assist with funeral arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bairdfuneralhome.com.