CANFIELD — Ted R. Miller, 73, went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ early Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, 2022.
Theodore was born Aug. 10, 1949, in Jefferson, Ohio, a son of the late Robert and Esther Perkins Miller, and came to the Canfield area in 2017.
He was a 1967 graduate of Jefferson High School, where he was a member of the football and the wrestling teams.
After graduation, Ted proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was a decorated veteran. Ted later attended Liberty University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Ted worked at TrueTemper in quality assurance in both Geneva, Ohio and Kansas City, Mo. He later worked as the quality assurance manager with the United States Postal Service until he retired in 2010.
A devout Christian, Mr. Miller was an active member of Austintown Baptist Church, where he served as trustee. Ted was formerly an active member of Eagleville Bible Church in Jefferson, where he also served as trustee.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 177 in Canfield and also was a Mahoning County Board of Elections poll worker.
Ted enjoyed bodybuilding, hiking and was an avid reader, but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Miller leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 42 years, Sandy Lapushansky Miller, whom he married Jan. 19, 1980, in Orrick, Mo.; two brothers, Jim (Dodie) Miller of Warren and Tom (Kathy) Miller of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Betty Silver of Jefferson; and many nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and great-nephews and many, many world-wide friends.
He will always be remembered as a kind, generous, loving, and selfless gentleman by all who knew and loved him.
A brother, Bob Miller; two sisters, Mary Hughart and Esther McMannes; a brother-in-law, George McMannes; and an infant sister, Roberta, preceded Ted in death.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, at Austintown Baptist Church, 1180 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown, where a funeral service will take place at noon.
Family and friends may gather again from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at Eagleville Bible Church, 1981 OH-45, Rock Creek, where a funeral service will take place at noon.
A committal service with military honors will follow services Wednesday, at Oakdale Cemetery in Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers, Ted’s family suggests memorial contributions be made to Austintown Baptist Church, 1180 S.Raccoon Road, Austintown, OH 44515.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Kinnick Funeral Home in Youngstown.
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