Lyle Jay Miller, 82, of Orion, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his residence.
Celebration of Life open house will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Old American Legion Building, 108 West Main Street, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society.
Lyle was born on May 25, 1937 in Spickard, Missouri the son of Allen and Grace Swan Miller. He married Neva Lea Eastin on January 30, 1960.
Lyle worked at John Deere Harvester for 33 years, retiring in 1989. He also graduated from Madison Barber College and had a barber shop in Andalusia. Lyle was also an owner and trainer of several racehorses and would race them at the Quad City Downs and other places. He loved hunting and fishing; he also enjoyed fixing and repairing things.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Neva Lea; Children, Bill & Denise Miller, Karen & Curt Plambeck, Dwayne Miller; 8 grandchildren, Becky & Cary Cottrell, Amy & Jeremy Leonard, Lisa & Mike Harlin, Billy Miller, Christy Miller, Amberly Aldridge, Erika Plambeck and Kacey Plambeck.; 11 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Gurtha.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Opal Clark; brother-in-law, Ernest Clark; and brother, Roy Miller.
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