James "Smokey" E. Miller

08/26/1949 - 12/19/2023


Obituary For James "Smokey" E. Miller

Uniopolis, Ohio
James "Smokey" E. Miller, 74, passed away on December 19, 2023, at 6:57 pm, Lima Memorial Health System.
Smokey was born August 26, 1949 in Lima, OH, to Marion and Gertrude "Helen" (Millbaugh) Miller who both preceded him in death. On October 14, 1969 he married Connie (Hardeman) Miller who preceded him in death on October 19, 2019.
Smokey was a proud Marine. He served in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged in October 1969. He always loved playing a round of golf. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and the Lima VFW Post 1275. Smokey cherished his wife dearly and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Smokey is survived by his children, Deanna (Chris) Bisson of Lambertville, MI, Shannon (Hewart) Moon of Lawton, OK and Donna Miller of Uniopolis, OH; sister, Patricia "Patty Jo" Miller of Lima, OH, and thirteen grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his son, James "Jimmy" Miller, and sister, Mary "Mame" Gale.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Chiles - Laman Funeral Homes, Eastside Chapel. A private burial will be at the convenience of the family with military rites conducted by the United States Marine Corps and Lima VFW Post 1275.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at


27 Dec


12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Chiles-Laman Funeral Home - East Side Chapel 828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801 Get Directions »
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  • 12/21/2023

    Sorry for your loss. I worked with him. He was a great guy and a good friend

  • 12/21/2023

    Forever and a day love you James Edward miller

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