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Dovin Funeral & Cremation Specialists
Tuesday December 21st, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Dovin Funeral & Cremation Specialists
Tuesday December 21st, 2021

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Neely N. Miller

Neely N. “Neal” Miller, age 88, of Sheffield Village, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021 at University Hospital in Cleveland following a sudden illness. Neal was an organ doner.

Born December 11, 1933 in Widen, West Virginia, he lived in Strongsville then Columbia Station before serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War. After the service he lived in Berea then Sheffield Lake before settling in Sheffield Village in 1970.
Neal worked as a block repairman at Ford Motor Company Cleveland Engine Plant for 43 years retiring in 1995.
He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 1250, and a life member of the NRA, Sportsmen’s Gun and Reel Club and Fitchville Conservation League.
Neal loved spending time outdoors, hunting, camping, taking walks and riding his 4-wheeler. He was proud of having harvested 97 deer in his life-time. He also enjoyed watching auto racing at Lorain County Speedway and Sandusky Speedway and going to NASCAR racing events.
Surviving is his loving wife of 65 years, Beatrice Jackson; daughters, Sharon B. (Luis) Otero of Lorain, Sandra J. (Mike) Ciarrone of Avon Lake, Shirley J. (Frank) Gentile of Perrysburg, Ohio and Sara D. McDaniel of Lorain; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Judith) Miller of Varina, NC and Larry (Mickey) Miller of Miami, FL; and sisters, Geneva Graham of Bradenton, FL, Irene Dumas of Berea and Gladys McLaughlin of N. Ridgeville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Lettie (nee Starcher) Miller; 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1:00 p.m. in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain. Rev. Craig Hovanec, pastor of St. Peter Parish in Lorain, will officiate. Burial will follow in Garfield Cemetery, Sheffield Village. The Amvets Post 32 will conduct military honors.

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Sympathy Gift courtesy of Scott Gedris. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of Neely N. Miller.

Scott Gedris Dec 21 2021 10:06 AM

Thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss.

Terry McDaniel Dec 21 2021 8:37 AM

Beatrice, sorry to hear of Neals passing. I was a former neighbor on the hill from Homer and Lettie and remember you on our school bus. Bless you at this sad time.

Leonard Canfield Dec 20 2021 9:39 PM

So Sorry for your loss.

Don & Gloria Kriebel. Dec 20 2021 1:23 PM

I offer my deepest sympathy and prayers for the family and friends

Ken Lane Dec 20 2021 8:57 AM

I am sorry for your loss.

Cynthia Schaffer (Judge) Dec 20 2021 6:05 AM

Sincere condolences.

Jennifer & Craig Levine Dec 18 2021 11:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Neely Miller

Dee Dee Broderick Dec 18 2021 11:26 PM