Henry M. “Hank” Miller – March 3, 2018

Henry M. “Hank” Miller, 72, peacefully passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at LifeCare Hospice House in Wooster after a valiant sixty-year battle with diabetes.

Henry was born November 25, 1945 in Sugarcreek, Ohio, the youngest child of Monroe B. and Lina Malinda (Troyer) Miller. After attending school in Ragersville, Henry worked at Andreas Farms in Strasburg; the Village of Sugarcreek; Hercules Engine Company in Canton; Brown and Root, Inc. Chemical Plant in Bay Town, Texas; and New York Brake in Akron. Henry played guitar with several bands in the New Philadelphia area, coached his daughter’s basketball team, and cheered at his children’s and grandchildren’s basketball games. He was an ardent fan of the Buckeyes, the Indians, and NASCAR Racing. Special interests included genealogy, classic cars, fishing, and bird watching; he especially delighted in watching hummingbirds flutter around his feeders. After retirement, Henry moved to Wooster where he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a volunteer at LifeCare Hospice.

Henry was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Edna, Niva, and Lydian Miller, stepson, Elliott A. Hall; and infant great grandson James Edward Sherer. In addition to his wife, Shirley E. Badger, whom he married May 22, 2004, he is survived by daughters, Tina Miller Walton and Crystal (Brian) Martini of New Philadelphia; son, Michael M. (Terresa Fortney) Miller of Dover; stepson Brian B. (Diennia) Hall of Wadsworth; grandchildren Ciera Burger, Jade Burger, Cameron Kinnen, Zoe Miller and Jackson Martini of New Philadelphia; step grandchildren, Emily and Liam Hall of Wadsworth; great grandchildren, Crimson Tate, Mila Copen, and Greyson Angelozzi; siblings, Mel (Janice) Miller, Lloyd M. (Bena) Miller, Freeman M. (Amanda) Miller, and Clara E. Yoder all of Sugarcreek.

Services will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home 115 Andreas Drive, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681 with Rev. David Rice officiating. A lunch will follow in the hospitality room of the funeral home. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5-8 PM at the Funeral Home and on Wednesday one hour prior to services. To share a memory or to send a condolence, please visit www.smithfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691; First Presbyterian Church, 621 College Avenue, Wooster, Ohio 44691; or a special cause of donor’s choosing.

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