Charles Miller Marco Island, FL
Charles John Miller, 82, of Marco Island, FL was gracefully ushered into Heaven by his Lord and Savior on March 8, 2014.
The Celebration of Life Service will be held at Marco Island Presbyterian Church on March 12, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. A family graveside service at Marco Island Cemetery will precede the Memorial Celebration. Hodges - Josberger Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
C. John was born in Paintsville, KY on September 20, 1931. In 1937 the Miller family moved to Allegan, MI, John's 'hometown', where he graduated from Allegan High School, then served in the US Navy.
Married to Reva Pickett on September 20, 1951, God blessed John and Reva with 63 years of marriage.
C. John spent his entire working career in the Oil and Gas Industry, taking over his dad's drilling business in 1953 with his brothers. John was instrumental in co-managing Miller Brothers Oil Corporation alongside his brothers, as well as successfully leading consecutive companies, Miller Energy Company in Kalamazoo, MI and Globex Energy Inc., in Houston, TX. He was also a major leader in the Michigan and US oil industry, serving as President of the Michigan Oil and Gas Association and Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.
C. John loved God first and foremost. Because of this love, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed all family activity, tennis, golf and the south Florida sunshine.
C. John is survived by his wife, Reva; son, Mike Miller (Pam); daughters, Cindy Cunningham(Craig), Sara Miller, and Sally Bufton(Bill); 16 Grandchildren; 12 Great-Grandchildren; sister, Janice Orr (Dale) and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Verna Miller; sister, Joan Johnson; brothers, Gene and Jack Miller
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully received by Shepherd's Ministries, 1805 15th Avenue, Union Grove, WI 53182-1597; a special ministry that touched John's heart.