YOUNGSTOWN - Merle E. Miller, 87, passed away Tuesday morning, June 11, 2013, at Hospice House.
Mr. Miller was born Nov. 2, 1925, in Youngstown, a son of Christian R. and Ida Mae Ipe Miller.
He was a partner in the family business, C.R. Miller and Sons Plumbing and Heating in Youngstown.
Merle was a member and deacon at Calvary Baptist Church, a member of Wick Lodge F&AM Lodge 481 and a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 396.
He was a veteran, having served in World War II with the U.S. Navy. His first ship, the USS Meredith, hit a mine in Normandy in 1942. He later served as a radio man first class on the USS Compton.
Merle loved spending time with his family, bowling and fishing.
Surviving him are his wife and high-school sweetheart, the former Betty Lou Bishop, whom he married April 28, 1948; three sons, James (Nanci) Miller of Fowler, Jerry (Jenifer) Miller of Boardman and Chris Miller of Youngstown; a daughter, Susan (Mark) McConnell of Boardman; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Scott F. Miller of Youngstown; and a sister, Orlene Eastlick of Forida.
Preceding him in death were his parents; a sister, Nora Jean Gibboney; a brother, Christian C. Miller; and his special feline companion, Tom.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market St., Boardman, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Masonic Services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.