Jacob J. Miller, 79, of Mount Eaton, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at his home following a period of declining health due to Lewy Body Dementia.
He was born near Winesburg on October 9, 1941 to the late John J.D. and Susan (Mast) Miller and had lived near Mount Eaton most of his life.
He worked in floor covering for over 50 years and was also known as “Carpet Jake” to many. He truly loved his job and not just the work but getting to know all the people that he worked for.
He enjoyed playing fastpitch softball for over 40 years. There wasn’t a better third baseman in the area. In 1992 he was inducted to the Wayne County Sports Hall of Fame. He also helped coach little league baseball and girls softball.
He enjoyed all sports, golfing, fishing and attending his grandkids sporting events. He loved to travel with his wife, especially to Maine and also those fishing trips to Canada with his buddies.
Jake was a member and former president of the council for the Mount Eaton Community Church and also a former board member of The Pier Lighthouse of Hope.
He loved being around his family and friends and always had a story to tell. He was everybody’s friend and father figure to many. He truly was a sweet good man.
He is survived by his wife, Yovonne (Farver) Miller; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy (Steve) Butler and Jody (Steve) Miller; grandchildren, Cody Miller, Blake Miller and Mary (Cody) Lindsey; a great grandson, Ethan; siblings, Emma (Noah) Troyer, Iva Miller and Roy (Mary Ellen) Miller; sisters-in-law, Edna Coblentz and Ann Miller.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Eli, Leo and Paul Miller.
Due to the pandemic, private family services will be held and there will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.
We would like to thank the staff of Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, with their help we were able to care for him at home where he belonged. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691.