MOUNT VERNON — Ralph E. Miller, 88, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 6, 2012, at Knox Community Hospital. He was born March 7, 1923, in Wheeling, W.Va., son of the late Harvey and Lois Miller. He grew up in Brookside, Ohio, graduating from Bridgeport High School. Ralph then served with the United States Army Air Corps in the European Theater of War during World War II. Following his service to his country, Ralph attended and graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started his employment with the Cooper-Bessemer Co. in Mount Vernon in 1949 and retired from Cooper Energy Services in 1986.
Ralph was an avid golfer and could often be found on the golf links of Irish Hills Golf Course near Mount Vernon.
He was a member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
Ralph is survived by his sons, Ronald E. (Leslie) Miller of Zanesville, Dennis D. (Susan) Miller of Massillon and Thomas D. Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Eric, Brian, Todd and Lindsay; great-grandchildren, Kailey, Mallorie, Madeleine, Nathaniel, Nicholas, Iris, Nadia, Layne and Gage; and great-great-grandchildren, Cooper and Abigail.
Besides his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Jeane C. Miller, in 2006; brothers, Philip Miller, Clair Miller, Cliff Miller and Ron Miller; and his sister, Janet Munn.
Friends may call Tuesday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Denise Marikis officiating. Burial with military honors by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Interchurch Social Services, P.O. Box 1052, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
To send a private online condolence to the family, visit http://www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
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